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)
-Waterstone’s Gift of the Year 2018 (Sing a Song of Seasons)
-2019 British Book Awards shortlist (Sing a Song of Seasons)

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)
In The Swamp By the Light of The Moon (Templar/Candlewick, Spring 2019)
One Dark Bird (Simon & Schuster, Summer 2019)


Home Is… (Simon & Schuster, Fall 2020)
Dandy Lion (Macmillan, list tbd)
How do Animals Sleep? (Macmillan, list tbd)
Out of the Blue (Candlewick, season TBD)