Helen Bate

Helen Bate is a children’s writer and illustrator. Her picture book ABC UK by James Dunn was nominated for the Kate Greenway Medal. In her early life Helen studied architecture and spent ten years working as an architect. Following a career change she went on to obtain a 1st Class degree and MA degree in Children’s Illustration. By 2014 she was the winner of the People’s Book Prize, Best Achievement Award, for her innovative work with Pictures to Share C.I.C, a Social Enterprise publishing illustrated books for people with dementia. Helen is the author/illustrator of three graphic novels published by Otter-Barry Books –  Peter in Peril, Me and Mrs Moon and The Lost Child of Chernobyl. Helen lives in Shropshire, has three grown up children, seven grandchildren and two dogs.