Charlotte Voake

  • Wales


Charlotte Voake was born in 1957 in Wales, and was brought up in Chepstow and the Wirral.

She studied art history at the University of London. She worked for a short time at the Bluecoat Gallery in Liverpool and illustrated her first children's book while still at University. 

She has illustrated many books for other authors, as well as producing her own picture books, among them Ginger (1997) and Pizza Kittens (2002). The former won a Nestlé Smarties Book Prize (Gold Award) and the latter a Nestlé Smarties Book (Silver Award). Her more recent books include A Little Guide to Trees (2009) and Ginger and the Mystery Visitor (2010) and she illustrated Julia Donaldson's The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat (2013). 


The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat (illustrator)
Ginger and the Mystery Visitor
A Little Guide to Trees
Tweedle Dee Dee
Collected Poems/Ahlberg
Hello Twins
A Baby's Companion
A Child's Guide to Wild Flowers
Ginger Finds a Home
Hector Berlioz: First Discovery - Music
Johann Sebastian Bach: First Discovery - Music
Pizza Kittens
Antonio Vivaldi: First Discovery - Music
Claude Debussy: First Discovery - Music
George Frideric Handel: First Discovery - Music
Ludwig van Beethoven: First Discovery - Music
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: First Discovery - Music
Henry Purcell: First Discovery - Music
Franz Schubert: First Discovery - Music
Elsie Piddock Skips in her Sleep
Charlotte Voake's Alphabet Adventure
Fryderyk Chopin: First Discovery - Music
Here Comes the Train
Looking at Pictures: An Introduction to Art for Young People through the Collection of the National Gallery
Mr Davies and the Baby
Amy Said
The Best of Aesop's Fables
Mrs Goose's Baby
The Mighty Slide: Stories in Verse
First Things First
The Ridiculous Story of Gammer Gurton's Needle
Bad Egg: The True Story of Humpty Dumpty
Tom's Cat
Over the Moon: A Book of Nursery Rhymes
The Witch-Child
Mr Teago and the Magic Slippers
The Way to Sattin Shore
The Picture Prize and Other Stories for the Very Young
Top and Toby: A First Book of Letters
Walk a Crooked Mile
The New Red Bike and Other Stories for the Very Young
The Children of the Rose


British Design and Production Award
Blue Peter Book Award: The Best Book with Facts
Nestlé Smarties Book Prize (Silver Award)
Sheffield Children's Book Award
Kate Greenaway Medal
Kurt Maschler Award
Nestlé Smarties Book Prize (Gold Award)
Kurt Maschler Award
Kurt Maschler Award
National Art Library Illustration Award
Kurt Maschler Award