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Harry Woodgate

Children's Author & Illustrator

Harry Woodgate (pronouns: they/them) is an award-winning author and illustrator who has worked with clients including National Book Tokens, Google, The Sunday Times Magazine, Owlet Press, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Walker Books, Andersen Press, Bloomsbury, The Washington Post and Penguin Random House.

Their books include Grandad's Camper, Timid, Little Glow, Shine Like The Stars, My First Baking Book and The Very Merry Murder Club. 

Grandad's Camper, their debut author-illustrator title, won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize Best Illustrated Book 2022 and a Stonewall Book Award Honor from the American Library Association. It was also shortlisted for the inaugural Polari Children's & YA Prize 2022 and nominated for the CILIP Yoto Kate Greenaway Award, and was well-reviewed by Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, The Bookseller, The Guardian, Times Literary Supplement and many others.

Harry is passionate about writing and illustrating diverse, inclusive stories that inspire children to be inquisitive, creative, kind and proud of what makes them unique. When they're not writing or illustrating, they love writing music, cycling, baking and discovering interesting facts about the world around them. 

“I really enjoyed working on Little Glow with Owlet Press. Sam's enthusiasm and editorial input helped bring out the best in both Katie's gorgeous text and my illustrations, and it was lovely to be part of such a collaborative process in which I felt both challenged and supported to create the best artwork possible for the book. Independent publishers are vitally important and often, I think, uniquely placed to create thoughtful, inclusive children's books, and I'm proud to have worked with Owlet on a story which so effortlessly incorporates characters from all walks of life and celebrates many different cultures.“

Books published by Owlet Press


Little Glow (illustrator) paperback

Little Glow by Katie Sahota, illustrated by Harry Woodgate (Owlet Press) - paperback

Little Glow (illustrator) hardback

Little Glow by Katie Sahota, illustrated by Harry Woodgate (Owlet Press) - hardback

Harry Woodgate
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