Lincoln 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 details

Contact Info

Lincoln Children's Books

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

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

Publishing:
Rachel Williams, Publisher
      rachel.williams@quarto.com
Jenny Broom, Associate Publisher
      jenny.broom@quarto.com

Marketing:
Diane Naughton, U.S. Marketing
     diane.naughton@quarto.com
Ellen John, U.K. Marketing
      ellen.john@quarto.com

Foreign Rights:
If you are interested in publishing our titles in Europe, please contact:
     Karine Marko
     Group Rights Director
     karine.marko@quarto.com
If you are interested in publishing our titles anywhere else in the world, please contact:
     Kate Essam
     Senior Manager, Quarto Foreign Rights Operations
     kate.essam@quarto.com



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

2014

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

SLA Information Book Award
Short Listed


2012

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

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

CLPE Poetry Award
CLPE Panel
Winner

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

CLPE Poetry Award
CLPE Panel
Winner


2011

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
Winner


2010

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
Winner

John C. Laurence Award
Winner


2009

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
USBBY
Winner

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

USBBY Outstanding International Books
USBBY
Winner

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

USBBY Outstanding International Books
USBBY
Winner

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

Diverse Voices Children's Book Award
Frances Linoln
Winner

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

USBBY Outstanding International Books
USBBY
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
USBBY
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.

Latest news

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.’
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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.
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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
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