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Laura Hambleton

Laura's lifelong passion for children's books began even before she graduated from Norwich School of Art. Her major project book was published following graduation and went on to win a prestigious V&A Illustration Award.

Laura has continuously worked for a variety of children's publishers in London as Designer and then as Art Director. She has worked across many fiction and non-fiction genres including baby and pre-school, picture books, novelty, licencing and young adult.

Laura has also written and illustrated over 20 published works and designed a variety of award winning titles working with talented writers and illustrators. She is passionate about children’s book design and her career spans over 20 years in publishing.


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Hand Holds (Quarto Publishing)

  • Love (2025)

  • Star (2025)

Everyone is Special (DK)

  • Babies (April 2023)

  • Dogs (April 2023)

  • Cats (August 2023)

  • Dads (April 2024)

Bud (March 2024, Bloomsbury Children's Books)​

Hide and Peek (Hachette Children's Books)

  • On the Farm

  • Creepy Crawlies

  • Deep in the Jungle

  • Under the Sea

Big Cat (Harper Colins Children's Books)

  • Zebra'sTent

  • Fantastic Yak

  • Pink Boat, Pink Car

  • Bad Bat

  • Panda's Band

  • Goat's Coat

  • Rat's Wishing Hat

  • Best Bird

  • Top Dog

Pop Up Stencil Art (Quarto Children's Books)

  • Safari Animals

  • Dinosaurs

  • Bugs

  • Farm Animals

Pocket Painters (Quarto Children's Books)

  • Fairies

Milet Children's Books

  • How's Bee's Be

  • Welcome to Lizard Lounge

  • Chameleon Races

  • Chameleon Swims

  • I'ms Afraid Too

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