Frann Preston-Gannon

Frann Preston-Gannon is a London-based illustrator and designer. She has freelanced for a variety of clients including Vintage Books, Sunday Publishing, Walker Books, POW!, Spears Magazine, Pavilion Books, The Times, Burt's Bees and Page One Theatre. In April 2011, she became the first UK recipient of the 'Sendak Fellowship,’ after which Frann spent a month living with and learning from the great master of illustration, Maurice Sendak, at his home in Connecticut. If Frann were a crayon, she would be either Crayola no. 51 (Jazzberry Jam) or no. 101 (Screamin’ Green).


Maurice Sendak Fellowship Award, 2011
Bronze Award, 3×3 annual no 8, 2012
Waterstone’s Children’s Prize short list, 2013 (The Journey Home)
Cambridgeshire Read It Again Prize short list, 2013 (The Journey Home)
Junior Magazine Best Picture Book short list, 2013 (The Journey Home)
Amazon Bestselling Book, 2014 (Hot Dog, Cold Dog)
Kirkus Starred Review: Pepper & Poe (July 2015)

In The Swamp By the Light of The Moon (Templar/Candlewick, Spring 2019)
Dandy Lion (Macmillan, Summer 2019)
How do Animals Sleep? (Macmillan, Season TBD)
Home Is… (Simon & Schuster, Fall 2020)


The Journey Home (Pavilion, 2013)
How to Lose a Lemur (Sterling, 2014)
Dinosaur Farm (Sterling, 2014)
Hot Dog, Cold Dog (POW!, 2014)
Dinosaur Beach (Pavilion, 2014)
Sloth Slept On (Pavillion, 2014)
Deep, Deep Sea (Pavilion, 2014)
Pepper & Poe (Scholastic, July 2015)
What a Hoot! (POW!, June 2015)
Dave’s Cave (Nosy Crow, Spring 2016)
Acorn (Chronicle, Fall 2016)
My World (Macmillan, Winter 2017)
Dave’s Rocks (Nosy Crow, 2017)
Busy-Eyed Day (Simon & Schuster, 2018)
Gator-Gator-Gator (HarperCollins, 2018)
I am the Seed That Grew The Tree (Title: Sing a Song Of Seasons USA) (Nosy Crow/Candlewick, 2018)