Sheena Dempsey is an exciting talent whose latest work will launch her into the select band of most sought-after author/illustrators. Sheena is the illustrator of the pigeontastic Dave Pigeon (Faber & Faber, 2016) series written by Swapna Haddow. Nominated one of The Best New Children’s Books of 2016 by the Guardian and shortlisted for this year's Sainsbury's Children's Book Award, Dave Pigeon is flying high. The third title in the series, Dave Pigeon (Racer!), will publish next year.

Sheena’s latest picture book commissions include illustrating Fearne Cotton's debut children's book Yoga Babies (Andersen Press, 2017) which since its recent publication has already sold in nine territories including US, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Denmark, Slovenia, Sweden and Australia. Sheena is currently working on the second title in the series.

Sheena is also illustrator of Billy Button the Telegram Boy (Barrington Stoke, 2016) written by Sally Nicholls and is shortlisted for this year's Book of the Year Award by Children's Books Ireland.

  • Shortlisted for Sainsbury's Children's Book Award 2016
  • Winner of the North Somerset Teachers' Book Award Read Aloud
  • Selected one of The Independent's '11 Best Books for 4 to 11-Year-Olds'
  • 'Young readers will laugh-out-loud' The Guardian: Best New Children's Books for 2016
  • Shortlisted for the Leicester Libraries Our Best Book of the Year Award 2017
  • Shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Award 2017
  • Winner of the Surrey Libraries Children's Book Award 2017
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