Frances Lincoln Children's BooksLincoln Children's Books
Books that celebrate the richness and diversity of our world today.

Frances Lincoln first began to publish books for children in 1983. Like her adult list, Frances’s first children’s books reflected her keen interest in art and the great outdoors, as well as visual storytelling. Today, FLCB is one of the world’s most respected creators of picture books and gift titles that celebrate cultural diversity, as well as narrative non-fiction. The list is strongly supported by bookshops, libraries and institutions internationally, and we pride ourselves in working with some of the world's most innovative illustrators and storytellers.

Contact Info

Lincoln Children's Books

The Old Brewery, 6 Blundell Street, London N7 9BH

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7700 6700
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7700 8066

Rachel Williams, Publisher
Jenny Broom, Associate Publisher

Diane Naughton, U.S. Marketing
Ellen John, U.K. Marketing

Foreign Rights:
If you are interested in publishing our titles in Europe, please contact:
     Karine Marko
     Group Rights Director
If you are interested in publishing our titles anywhere else in the world, please contact:
     Kate Essam
     Senior Manager, Quarto Foreign Rights Operations

Our Award Winning Books
Over the years, several of our titles have won awards. Here are some of those award winners


The Secrets of Stonehenge           The Secrets of Stonehenge
Written by Mick Manning,
Illustrated by Brita Granstrom

SLA Information Book Award
Short Listed


Food and Faith           Food and Faith
Written by Susan Reuben and Sophie Pelham
Best Cookbook Design for Professionals - UK Gourmand

The Language of Cat           The Language of Cat
Written by Rachel Rooney,
Illustrated by Ellie Jenkins

CLPE Poetry Award
CLPE Panel

Goldilocks on CCTV           Goldilocks on CCTV
Written by John Agard,
Illustrated by Jane Ray

CLPE Poetry Award
CLPE Panel


Taff in the WAAF           Taff in the WAAF
Written and Illustrated by JMick Manning and Brita Granstrom

English 4-11 Book Awards - Key Stage 2 Non-Fiction
The English Association


A Hen in the Wardrobe           A Hen in the Wardrobe
Written and Illustrated by Wendy Meddour

Islamic Foundation's International Writing Competition 2010 (middle-grade fiction)
Islamic Foundation

John C. Laurence Award


We Are All Born Free           We Are All Born Free
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures
Written by Amnesty International

USBBY Outstanding International Books

My Two Grannies           My Two Grannies
Written by Floella Benjamin,
Illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain

USBBY Outstanding International Books

Gervelie's Journey           Gervelie's Journey
A Refugee Diary
Written by Anthony Robinson and Annemarie Young,
Illustrated by June Allan

USBBY Outstanding International Books

Takeshita Demons           Takeshita Demons
Written by Cristy Burne,
Illustrated by Siku

Diverse Voices Children's Book Award
Frances Linoln

The Great Snake           The Great Snake
Stories from the Amazon
Written by Sean Taylor,
Illustrated by Fernando Vilela

USBBY Outstanding International Books
Short Listed

A Fistful of Pearls           A Fistful of Pearls and Other Tales from Iraq
Written by Elizabeth laird,
Illustrated by Shelley Fowles

USBBY Outstanding International Books
Short Listed

Become a Frances Lincoln Children's Books Author
Frances Lincoln Children’s Books publishes high quality picture books, multicultural books, poetry, picture books and information books. See our submission guidelines. If you feel your proposal is suitable for our list, we would love to see it.

Please bear in mind that we receive a large number of unsolicited manuscripts, so our response times may vary and we ask for your patience. Please do not send your only copy of a manuscript or any original artwork. While we do endeavour to take good care of all submissions we cannot take responsibility for their safe-keeping.

March 7, 2017
Frances Lincoln Children’s Book’s The Bear and The Piano has been shortlisted for the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) Children's Book Award. The book was chosen as it represented a ‘well-written, engaging ‘reads’ and...outstanding illustration and design.’ Read More.
February 15, 2017
The list comprises 70 must-have reads for children aged 4-11, with something to suit every young reader. Many of the books in the collection are new titles which will be published this summer, and will be displayed in libraries during the Challenge. The Challenge aims to get children to do more during the summer holidays and challenges them to read as many as they can from the list. Read More.
February 10, 2017
There’s a Tiger in the Garden (Frances Lincoln Children’s Books) has been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2017. Last year, The Bear and the Piano, won last year’s ‘Best Illustrated Book’ category. James Daunt, Waterstones Managing Director said ‘These are wonderful books of great power and imagination. They show children’s publishing to be as inventive and inspiring as ever, and to have a pointed relevance that seems never more important in the shaping of ideas and attitudes.’ The winner will be announced on Thursday 30th March 2017 Read More.
February 3, 2017
Congratulations to Wide Eyed Editions in wining Children’s Travel Book of The Year at the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards with Atlas of Animal Adventures. The book was up against though competition including others from Frances Lincoln Children’s Books: A Year Full of Stories and A Walk on the Wild Side, but beat them to be voted most for by the general public for “For inspiring a love of travel, exploration and adventure”. The Prize was sponsored by National Book tokens. Read More.
January 24, 2017
Amelia Earhart and Mabrook! A World of Muslim Weddings, both from Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, and The Hello Atlas from Wide Eyed Editions have been selected as part of the Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2017 in the US. This annual cooperative project of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council aims to gather “an annual reading list of exceptional books for use in social studies classrooms, selected by social studies educators.” Read More.
January 23, 2017
Five Quarto Books nominated for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards Read More.
January 19, 2017
Author of Unseen London and London Uncovered published by Frances Lincoln, an imprint of The Quarto Group, Peter Dazeley has been awarded The British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for his services to photography and charity. Read More.
November 16, 2016
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Subaru have announced the finalists for the 2017 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prizes for Excellence in Science Books.The Prizes celebrate outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults and are meant to encourage the writing and publishing of high-quality science books for all ages. Quarto is thrilled to have four titles shortlisted across two categories. Read More.
November 14, 2016
A broad selection of Quarto books have been picked by Waterstones for their Christmas list of Best Books of 2016. Read More.
November 1, 2016
To celebrate National Non-Fiction November 2016, the Federation of Children’s Book Groups has drawn up a list of 100 of the most exciting, intriguing, eye-opening non-fiction books for children and young people of all ages, books to delight, inspire and make you gasp (or even giggle) in wonder. Quarto Kids imprints have 15 titles on the list. Read More.
October 25, 2016
Frances Lincoln Children's Books and Wide Eyed Editions, two imprints of The Quarto Group, have had eight books nominated for the prestigious 2017 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal – making Quarto the second highest publisher on the list and achieving a new record of nominations for the publishing group. Read More.
October 7, 2016
The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield is one of five shortlisted titles competing for the Children's Award in the Books Are My Bag Reader Awards, sponsored by National Book Tokens. Read More.
August 9, 2016
Diary of a Time Traveler and City Atlas, published by Wide-Eyed Editions, and The Bear and the Piano, published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books, have been shortlisted for the AOI World Illustration Awards. Shortlisted works are on display at an exhibit at Somerset House in London through August 29. The exhibit will then tour the UK throughout the coming year. Read More.
August 9, 2016
The BPIF, Oxford Brookes University and The Publishers Association are delighted to announce the shortlist for the British Book Design and Production Awards 2016. The awards promote and acknowledge innovative book design and expert craftsmanship. Among the titles on the shortlist are Concrete Concept and Sally Clarke: 30 Ingredients, published by Frances Lincoln; Outside, published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books, and Jellyfish: A Natural History, published by Ivy Press. Read More.
July 25, 2016
LONDON, 20 July 2016 – The Quarto Group (LSE: QRT) is pleased to announce the following Leadership appointments, effective from 1 January 2017 and reporting to Marcus E. Leaver, Chief Executive Officer of The Quarto Group. Read More.
June 16, 2016
The shortlist for the first ever Klaus Flugge prize has been released, narrowing the competition down to just six of the most exciting newcomers to children’s illustrations. On the list is Counting Lions, published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books. Read More.
June 16, 2016
Frances Lincoln Children’s Books will create a new range of non-fiction books in association with the Natural History Museum. Launching in summer 2017 to coincide with the blue whale skeleton being unveiled in Hintze Hall, the list of around 10 books a year will feature a mix of activity and reference for children of all ages, from preschool to 10+, and will be sold worldwide. Read More.
May 11, 2016
The Wonder Garden, published by Wide-Eyed Editions, was the winner of the Non-Fiction 7-11 category in The English Association's Picture Book Awards for the best books of 2015. Read More.
May 10, 2016
Jenny Broom, Editorial Director at Wide Eyed Editions and Frances Lincoln Children's Books, was honored for her work during the 2016 British Book Industry Awards. Read More.
April 13, 2016
Eight of the 14 children's titles shortlisted for the 2016 English 4-11 Picture Book Awards for the best children's picture books published in the UK are titles published by Frances Lincoln Children's Books and Wide Eyed Editions, imprints of the Quarto Publishing Group. Read More.
April 6, 2016
The Bookseller reports that Frances Lincoln Children's Books will team up with Amnesty International to publish a picture book based on John Lennon’s song “Imagine”, with illustrations by the artist who drew the iconic Peace for Paris symbol. Yoko Ono, Lennon's widow, owns the rights to the song lyrics and has granted permission for them to be used in the new book, which will publish in September 2017. Read More.
March 21, 2016
The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield was the winner of the Best Illustrated Book in Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2016 competition. The Frances Lincoln Children's Books title was one of four main award winners in the competition recognizing new talent in children's books. Read More.
March 16, 2016
Who Is King? has been named a Children's Africana Book Awards (CABA) Best Book of 2016. Established in 1991 by the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association, the awards honor outstanding K-12 books on Africa. The awards are designed to encourage the publication of accurate, balanced children’s materials about Africa, to recognize literary excellence, and to acknowledge the research achievements of outstanding authors and illustrators. Read More.
February 17, 2016
Creaturepedia, Dreams of Freedom, and Thank You, Jackson have been named to the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) 2016 Outstanding International Books honor list. USBBY has selected an honor list of international books for young people since 2006. The Outstanding International Books (OIB) committee is charged with selecting international books that are deemed most outstanding of those published during the calendar year. Read More.
February 5, 2016
One Frances Lincoln and two Frances Lincoln Children's Books titles have been named to the Qualifying List for the 2016 Annual Green Earth Book Awards. Nominated titles are The Great Big Green Book and All the Wild Wonders: Poems of the Earth, from Frances Lincoln Children's Books, and The Beach Book: loads to do at lakes, rivers and the seaside, from Frances Lincoln. Read More.
February 5, 2016
Four Quarto Children's titles have been named to the 2016 National Council for Social Studies and Children's Book Council Notable Social Studies Books for Young People List. The honored titles are The 50 States and Atlas of Adventures, from Wide Eyed Editions, and Dreams of Freedom and The Crow's Tale, from Frances Lincoln Children's Books. Read More.
July 8, 2015
The Quarto Group is delighted to announce the launch of, a new consumer facing site that showcases and promotes The Quarto Group's entire global publishing programme. The site allows consumers to discover more books in subjects they are interested in and presents books in ten subject areas each distinctly branded with a unique icon: Quarto Cooks, Quarto Homes, Quarto Drives, Quarto Kids, Quarto Lives (health & MBS), Quarto Plays (sport & games), Quarto Creates (art, craft & design), Quarto Thinks (culture), Quarto Explores (history, travel, science) and Quarto Gifts. Read More.
April 23, 2014
The Quarto Group was featured in Publishers Weekly London Book Show Daily on April 9, 2014. Here are a few excerpts from the article. Read More.
February 26, 2014
Quarto (LSE: QRT.L), the leading global illustrated book publisher and distribution group, on February 26 announced a rebrand of its publishing divisions, comprising new names and a new visual identity, which better represents how the divisions work together. With shared domestic, international and foreign language sales teams Quarto is one integrated supplier to customers worldwide. The new names and logos make this clear while capitalizing on the company's 38-year-old heritage. Read More.