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Caroline Jayne Church

Biography

Caroline Jayne Church is an award-winning author and illustrator renowned for her many picture books, including Harriet Dancing and Leaf Trouble. She was born in 1963 and lives in Farnham, Surrey. Having grown up in Oxfordshire, she later went to college in London to study Graphic Design. Her book Hungry Hen was short listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2002, the same year it was ranked among the top five best selling books in the UK. In 2005, I Love You Through and Through won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Book Award and in 2006 Little Lost Cowboy received the Royal Mail Scottish Booktrust Award.

In 2009, Caroline was thrilled to have two of her books nominated in the pre-school section of The Stockport Book Awards. Caroline’s advice for aspiring authors and illustrators? ‘Don’t ever let anyone make you feel that you are not good enough at what you are trying to do! Believe in yourself and make it happen!’

Awards won by Caroline Jayne Church

Winner of Oppenheim Best Book Award for I Love You Through and Through.