Naomi Howarth is an Edinburgh-based illustrator who studied Costume for Performance at London College of Fashion. Her design background has heavily influenced her illustration, as well as her love for the decorative arts, vintage picture books and historic buildings. Her favourite thing about being an illustrator is imagining and creating eccentric and whimsical characters that inhabit vivid landscapes. Alongside her picture book work, Naomi produces home ware.
Books by Naomi
The Night DragonFrances Lincoln Children’s Books, August 2018 Maud is picked on by the other dragons, so stays cooped up in her cave, sad and lonely. But when the chance comes, will her friend Mouse help her pluck up the courage to fly? A touching and beautiful picture book about individuality and friendship from Naomi Howarth, whose first book The Crow’s Tale was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize.
Tug of WarExpected publication: August 2017 by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books Tortoise is on the hunt for a friend, but only encounters huge Elephant and Hippo, who are mean about his small size and wrinkly skin. But though Tortoise isn’t big, he is certainly brainy! He sets out to show Elephant and Hippo that biggest doesn’t mean best by challenging them to a tug of war. They sneeringly accept… but little do they know that they have really agreed to fight each other! Naomi Haworth’s funny, heartwarming retelling of this well-known folk tale teaches that wit and wisdom are more important than size and physical strength, and friendship is what matters most.
The Crow’s Tale
Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, 2015
In the dark depths of winter, snow is falling and the animals are freezing and famished. Brave Crow sets out on a dangerous journey to find the Sun, and beg for warmth. Will Crow succeed, and what will happen to his colourful rainbow feathers?
Shortlisted for Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2016
Shortlisted for 2016 English 4 – 11 Picture Book Award
Coming soon: Tug of War, will be published in 2017 by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books.
Naomi is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Lucy –firstname.lastname@example.org