Klaus Flugge Prize: here are the best up-and-coming illustrators

Published on: 16 June 2016 Author: Sophie Offord

The new Klaus Flugge Prize celebrates the most exciting new illustrators in picture books - and the shortlist does not disappoint.

Serengeti lions, ice-age giants and a girl with a parrot on her head. These are just some of the topics drawn in the wonderful picture books picked for the first-ever Klaus Flugge prize.

The six original books were chosen by judges Chris Riddell  (Children's Laureate) and Tony Ross, both known for being handy with a doodle themselves. On their shortlist is:

  • Lili by Wen Dee Tan (Fat Fox)
  • Counting Lions by Stephen Walton, written by Katie Cotton (Frances Lincoln Children's Books)

The winner will be announced in September 2016. In the meantime, browse through the amazing illustrations below.

Klaus Flugge Prize 2016

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Toby and the Ice Giants by Joe Lillington
Toby and the Ice Giants by Joe Lillington
Toby and the Ice Giants by Joe Lillington
Joe Lillington
Counting Lions, drawn by Stephen Walton
Counting Lions, drawn by Stephen Walton
Counting Lions, drawn by Stephen Walton
Stephen Walton in his studio
Stephen Walton at the Serengeti
Hector and Hummingbird by Nicholas John Frith
Hector and Hummingbird by Nicholas John Frith
Nicholas John Frith
The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head by Daisy Hirst
The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head by Daisy Hirst
Daisy Hirst
Lili by Wen Dee Tan
Lili by Wen Dee Tan
Wen Dee Tan
Too Many Toys by Heidi Deedman
Too Many Toys by Heidi Deedman
Heidi Deedman
Toby and the Ice Giants by Joe Lillington

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Toby and the Ice Giants by Joe Lillington

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Toby and the Ice Giants by Joe Lillington

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Joe Lillington

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Counting Lions, drawn by Stephen Walton

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Counting Lions, drawn by Stephen Walton

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Counting Lions, drawn by Stephen Walton

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Stephen Walton in his studio

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Stephen Walton at the Serengeti

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Hector and Hummingbird by Nicholas John Frith

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Hector and Hummingbird by Nicholas John Frith

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Nicholas John Frith

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The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head by Daisy Hirst

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The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head by Daisy Hirst

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Daisy Hirst

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Lili by Wen Dee Tan

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Lili by Wen Dee Tan

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Wen Dee Tan

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Too Many Toys by Heidi Deedman

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Too Many Toys by Heidi Deedman

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Heidi Deedman

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