Lauren Tobia

Lauren Tobia is a children’s book illustrator from Bristol. After graduating from UWE Bristol's brilliant illustration course she has illustrated more than 25 books for publishers both in the UK and US.

She is known for her work on the award winning “Anna Hibiscus“ series of both fiction and picture books written by Atinuke (Walker Books) and the acclaimed “Happy in Our Skin “ by Fran Manushkin, published by Candlewick in the US. Recently her first author illustrated picture book "Oscar’s Tower of Flowers" was published by Walker Books UK and Candlewick in the US.

When she is not illustrating she can be found on her allotment drinking tea and watching the grass grow or running after her grandchildren.


A Heart for Ruby / Anna Hibiscus Series / Anna Hibiscus Song / Are You Sure, Mother Bear? / Babies Don’t Walk, They Ride! / Baby’s Got The Blues / Ciao, Baby! Series / Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus! / Happy in Our Skin / How to Find a Fruit Bat / Let’s Go To Series / Lion Lullaby / Oscar’s Tower of Flowers / Peekaboo, I Love You! / Splash, Anna Hibiscus!


Candlewick / Orchard Books / Walker Books / Wonderbly