Pam Smy has illustrated folktales, chapter books, nursery rhyme collections, picture books and novels. She has had 18 years of art school teaching and lecturing experience and, over this time, has developed an understanding of how to nurture creative process and work through ideas with illustrators; recently she set up Orange Beak Studio with fellow book-creators, Maisie Paradise and Ness Wood. She has a passion for observational drawing and sketchbooks.


Her books have been published in UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Denmark & Israel 

Soon to be published in Russia, Latin America, China, Vietnam, France & Brazil.



Nominated for CILIP Greenaway Medal for Lob, written by Linda Newbery, published by David Fickling Books in 2015 for Lob


Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, Older Fiction Category, 2018 for Thornhill


Shortlisted for the CILIP Greenaway Medal, 2018 for Thornhill


Shortlisted for the Leeds Book Awards, 2018 for Thornhill


Shortlisted for the Oxfordshire Book Award, 2018 for Thornhill.





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