BIB (Bratislava Illustration Biennale) 2021 Nominees

by | Jun 18, 2021 | IBBY NEWS

Bratislava Illustration Biennale

UK nominees for Bratislava Biennale for 2021 announced

Congratulations to the nominees for the 2021 Bratislava Biennale for Illustration

Bratislava Biennale for Illustration 2021

UK entrants 

Elena Arevalo Melville, Umbrella (Scallywag Press, 2019)

Grahame Baker-Smith, The Rhythm of the Rain (Templar, 2018) and Wild is the Wind (Templar, 2020)

George Butler, Drawn Across Borders: True Stories of Migration (Walker Studio, 2021)

Simona Ciraolo, Shy Ones (Flying Eye Books, 2020)

Emily Haworth-Booth, The Last Tree (Pavilion Children’s, 2020)

Emily Haworth-Booth (written with Alice Haworth-Booth), Protest! How People Have Come Together to Change the World (Pavilion Children’s, 2021)

James Mayhew (written by Jackie Morris), Mrs Noah’s Pockets (Otter-Barry Books, 2017) and Mrs Noah’s Garden (Otter-Barry Books, 2020)

Masha Manapov, Ariba: an Old Tale about New Shoes (Enchanted Lion Books, 2019)

Sarah Maycock, Sometimes I Feel…A Menagerie of Feelings Big and Small (Templar, 2020) 

Poonam Mistry, You’re Strong with Me (Lantana Publishing, 2019)

Neil Packer, One of a Kind (Walker Books, 2020) 

Carol Thompson (written by Diane Hofmeyr), Storm Dragon (Otter-Barry Books, 2021) and Dressing Up (Child’s Play, 2017)

Joe Todd-Stanton, Leo and the Gorgon’s Curse (Flying Eye Books, 2020) and  A Mouse Called Julian (Flying Eye Books, 2019)

Ken Wilson-Max, Astro Girl (Otter-Barry Books, 2019) and Lenny and Wilbur (Alanna Max, 2019)


The UK-nominating body – a joint committee of IBBY UK and the International Centre for the Picture Book in Society (ICPBS) at Worcester University – would like to thank all the illustrators and their publishers for helping with the process of getting the books and illustrations to Bratislava.

Further details about BIB and previous UK entries can be found at

A gallery of the 2021 illustrators will be added to our website shortly