ABOUT ME

Emily House Children's Book Author and Illustrator

Hailing from England, now based in Cape Town, South Africa, I am a children’s book author, illustrator and picture book maker. When I am not wielding a pencil you’ll probably find me (almost) lost somewhere on a mountain trail. Nature is THE best tonic and also the source of a lot of my inspiration. I love to create stories and illustrations that provoke a sense of wonder, reflection and fun.

I thrive on visual and verbal storytelling and especially love collaborating with other authors and small businesses by breathing life into their stories with my illustrations. I am a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and am their Illustrator Coordinator for South Africa.

I am open for commissions and offer the following services:

  • Picture book illustration
  • Map illustration
  • Wall art/Bespoke stationery
  • Graphic design
  • Picture book design
  • Portfolio Reviews
  • Publishing Consultations
  • Developmental editing (story coaching) for Picture Books
  • Workshops & School visits

If you have a special project in mind I’d love to hear from you. CONTACT ME

PUBLISHED TITLES

Treemergency! – Author/Illustrator
Published by Imagnary House in South Africa

Bonbon & Blanket – Author/Illustrator
Published by Imagnary House in South Africa
Published by Blue Dot Kids Press in North America (as Bailey & Blanket)
Published by Gallimard Jeunesse in France (as Mon Doudou Pour la Vie)
Published by Jumbo Verlag in Germany (Nino und Kuschel)

Earth Takes a Break  – Author/Illustrator/Book Designer
Published by Emily House
Published by McSea Books in North America
Published by Ne Kids Books in Korea

The Dog with the Broken Wag– Illustrator/Book Designer
Published by NB Books Tafelberg

Hanuman and the Sun – Illustrator/Book Designer
Published by Stories for Shiv

Ram and Sita the Story of Diwali – Illustrator/Book Designer
Published by Stories for Shiv

Shiva and His Mighty Dance – Illustrator/Book Designer
Published by Stories for Shiv

Lakshmi and his Cosmic Dance – Illustrator/Book Designer
Published by Stories for Shiv

I Love You, Fiorella, Flaws and All! – Illustrator/Book Designer
Published by Suzy and Scout Publishing

Walk in the Woods with Me! – Illustrator/Book Designer
Published by McSea Publishing

The Seeing Scroll – Cover Illustrator/Designer
Published by J.T Grobler

The Amulet of Scion – Cover Illustrator/Designer
Published by J.T Grobler

Picture Books written and illustrated by Emily House

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