Frann Preston-Gannon

Frann Preston-Gannon is an internationally acclaimed illustrator and designer. Her first picture book, THE JOURNEY HOME, was shortlisted for both the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the Cambridgeshire Read it Again! Book Prize. Soon after, Frann was the first UK recipient of the Sendak Fellowship and spent a month living with and learning from the great master of illustration, Maurice Sendak. In 2018, Frann completed a two-year long project, SING A SONG OF SEASONS. It is a lavishly illustrated collection of 366 nature poems—one for every day of the year. It was named Waterstone's 'Gift of the Year' and was shortlisted for the British Book Awards. Frann's most recent book, written by Elizabeth Shreeve, OUT OF THE BLUE: HOW ANIMALS EVOLVED FROM PREHISTORIC SEAS, received a star from Kirkus. It is an ambitious and graceful tracing of the evolution of life on Earth out of the blue and back again. Frann lives in London, England.

The Journey Home 
How to Lose a Lemur
Dinosaur Farm
Hot Dog, Cold Dog
Dinosaur Beach 
Sloth Slept On
Deep, Deep Sea
Pepper & Poe
What a Hoot!
Dave’s Cave
My World
Dave’s Rocks
Busy-Eyed Day
I am the Seed That Grew The Tree (Title: Sing a Song Of Seasons USA)
In The Swamp By the Light of The Moon
One Dark Bird
Dandy Lion
Out of the Blue


2020 Kate Greenaway Award nominee (I am the Seed that Grew the Tree)
2019 BBDP Award (I am the Seed that Grew the Tree)
2019 Red Big Book Awards winner (I am the Seed that Grew the Tree)
2019 British Book Awards shortlist (Sing a Song of Seasons)
2019 British Book Awards shortlist (Sing a Song of Seasons)
2018 Waterstone’s Gift of the Year (Sing a Song of Seasons)
2017 Green Earth Book Award long list (Because of an Acorn)
2017 Nottingham Children’s Award shortlist (Dave’s Cave)
2016 Junior Library Guild selection (Because of an Acorn)
2014 Amazon Bestseller (Hot Dog, Cold Dog)
2014 Kate Greenaway Award nominee (The Journey Home)
2013 Waterstone’s Children’s Prize short list, 2013 (The Journey Home)
2013 Cambridgeshire Read It Again Prize short list (The Journey Home)
2013 Junior Magazine Best Picture Book short list, 2013 (The Journey Home)
2013 Cambridgeshire Read It Again Prize short list (The Journey Home)
2012 Bronze Award, 3×3 annual no 8
2011 Maurice Sendak Fellowship Award


Home Is… (Simon & Schuster, Fall 2020)
How do Animals Sleep? (Macmillan, season tbd)