Amanda Hall

Book Arts, Illustration

Amanda Hall’s illustrations for children’s books. Amanda has an e-commerce website for her signed children’s books, illustrated Wall Mural Wallpapers and Original Art and much more.

Amanda Hall studied illustration at Cambridge School of Art in the 1970s. Since that time she has illustrated over 30 picture books, as well as educational books and materials for publishers on both sides of the Atlantic. Brimming with colour, decoration and fantasy, her illustrations are created by a technique that combines watercolour inks with either pencil crayon, gouache or acrylics.

Amanda’s book awards and selections include:

OUT OF THIS WORLD: THE SURREAL ART OF LEONORA CARRINGTON – Written by Michelle Markel. Published by Balzer & Bray / Harper Collins (USA)

  • One of Bank Street College Best Children’s Books of the Year 2020. Arts section.
  • One of’s Best Nonfiction Books for January 2019.
  • 2020 Rise: A Feminist Book Project List (formerly the Amelia Bloomer list). Early Readers/ NonFiction section.
  • CCBC (Cooperative Children’s Book Center) Annual Best of the Year List. Arts section.
  • Selected by jury for the ‘Original Art 2019’ at the Society of Illustrators, New York. Featured Artist’s section.

THE FANTASTIC JUNGLES OF HENRI ROUSSEAU – Written by Michelle Markel. Published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers (USA).

  • Winner of the Art Category. Northern Lights Book Awards 2020.
  • Storytelling World Resource Awards: Stories for Pre-Adolescent Listeners honors selection 2014
  • Winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Award Spring 2013 Picture Books.
  • One of Bank Street College Best Children’s Books of 2013.
  • Winner of the PEN/Steven Kroll Award for Picture Book Writing for an exceptional story illustrated in a picture book published in 2012.
  • Chosen as a Junior Library Guild 2012 selection.
  • Selected by jury for the ‘Original Art 2012’ at the Society of Illustrators, New York.
  • New York Public Library: Children’s Books 2012: 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing. NonFiction section.
  • Best Illustrated Children’s Books of the Year 2012
  • Fuse # 8: 100 Magnificent Children’s Books for 2012
  • Capitol Choices list nominee
  • Red Clover Award list nominee
  • Booklist: Top Ten Arts Books for Youth
  • The Scottish Book Trust: Featured book in Ten Artistic Reads

LION CLASSIC AESOP’S FABLES – Written by Margaret McAllister. Published by Lion Children’s Books (UK).

  • Awarded Highly Commended in the Junior Design Awards best classic picture book 2012 (UK).

ROBI DOBI – Written by Madhur Jaffrey. Published by Pavilion Books (UK)

  • Winner of the US Parents’ Choice Silver Award 1997 (USA)

THE BAREFOOT BOOK OF ANIMAL TALES – Written by Naomi Adler. Published by Barefoot Books (UK)

  • Short listed for the International Reading Initiative 2003.


Amanda works from a timber shed, hidden at the bottom of her magical garden.

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