'I feel like he's been with me my whole life': Authors and illustrators pay tribute to our 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, David McKee 24/09/2020
Elmer and Not Now, Bernard author David McKee has been awarded the BookTrust Lifetime A...
The author and illustrator behind much-loved favourites like Elmer and Not Now, Bernard...
'The shock is hard to get over!' Elmer creator David McKee on winning BookTrust's Lifetime Achievement Award and his incredible career 24/09/2020
Elmer, Mr Benn and Not Now, Bernard creator David McKee looks back on his incredible ca...
Why so many famous authors love David McKee
Authors and illustrators celebrate the news that David McKee has won the Lifetime Achievement Award, by explaining what he means to them.
See a list of David McKee's books
Check out some of our favourite picture books by David McKee
Hear from David McKee himself
David reflects on a lifetime of celebrating difference through picture books, and what winning the Lifetime Achievement Award means to him.
Former Lifetime Achievement Award winners
Jan Pieńkowski, author and illustrator, was the BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award winner in 2018.
John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury, couple and one-time picture book collaborators, were the first-ever double BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award winners in 2018.
Raymond Briggs, author and illustrator of The Snowman and many other brilliant children's books, was awarded the BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.
Judith Kerr was the second winner of the BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award, picking up the prize in 2016.
Shirley Hughes was the first ever winner of the BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award, picking up the prize in 2015.
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