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Episode 37: DTRH Live at Hay Festival - The Illustrators Who Made Us

Broadcast 03 June, 2017

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For this special live event at Hay Festival, top illustrators Rob Biddulph, Leigh Hobbs, Emma Lewis and Britta Teckentrup join Katherine to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal with a discussion of some favourite books from the prize's history and illustrators who have inspired them - as well as the power of pictures in children's books.

Thanks to our four fantastic panellists, our brilliant audience participants, and the Hay Festival team!


Our guestsSausage dog drawing by Rob Biddulph

Rob Biddulph

Leigh Hobbs

Emma Lewis

Britta Teckentrup


Reading list

Dogger by Shirley Hughes

Borka by John Burningham

The Wolves of Currumpaw by Will Grill

Shackleton's Journey by Will Grill

Raymond Briggs

Beryl the Peril

Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain by Edward Ardizzone

Gorilla by Anthony Browne

The Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers

Would You Rather? by John Burningham

No Kiss for Mother by Tomi Ungerer

Flat Stanley written by Jeff Brown, illustrated by Rob Biddulph

Mr Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown

King of the Sky written by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Laura Carlin

Imelda and the Goblin King by Briony May Smith

Wild by Emily Hughes


Recommended by our audience

The Tunnel by Anthony Browne

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone written by J K Rowling illustrated by Jim Kay

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Fantastic Daisy Artichoke by Quentin Blake

I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates by Liz Pichon

Horrid Henry written by Francesca Simon illustrated by Tony Ross

I Want My Potty by Tony Ross

How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

Jackie Morris

The Pond by Nicola Davies illustrated by Cathy Fisher

Missing Mummy by Rebecca Cobb


Find out more

Find out more about the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and check out this year's shortlist

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