Born: Lancaster, Lancashire, England, 1952

Lived: Lancaster 1952-71

  1. Liverpool 1971-75

  2. London 1976-87

  3. Ely, Cambridgeshire 1987-88

  4. Lake District, South Cumbria 1988-present day

Married to Karen, an Early Years teacher; three children Toby, Holly and Rosita, and four grandchildren, Dylan, Eva, Harrison and Ray

1957-1964 Bowerham County Primary School, Lancaster

1964-1970 Lancaster Royal Grammar School

1970-71 Lancaster College of Art: Foundation

1971-74 Liverpool College of Art: B.A.(Hons), Graphic Design (Illustration)

1976-78 Central School of Art and Design, Postgraduate Studies, and Camberwell School of Art, Department of Bookbinding: M.A.(Hons), Graphic Design

Worked as Freelance Illustrator/Designer since 1974 in publishing, editorial, design, advertising, film, gift market, packaging

Interests: cinema, music, walking, running, cycling, travel, photography, food & drink



The Wind in the Willows. Kenneth Grahame. Octopus/Peerage Books 1984

The Wizard of Oz. L. Frank Baum. Octopus/Longmeadow Press 1985

Alice the Artist. Martin Waddell. Methuen 1988

How the Whale Got His Throat. Rudyard Kipling. Methuen 1988

How the Camel Got His Hump. Rudyard Kipling. Methuen 1988

How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin. Rudyard Kipling. Methuen 1988

Daisy’s Christmas. Martin Waddell. Methuen 1990

The Collins Book of Nursery Rhymes. Collins 1990

A Pig Called Shrimp. Lisa Taylor. Collins 1992

My First Dictionary. Dorling Kindersley 1993/4

Nursery Pop-Up Book: Animal Rhymes. Collins 1994

Nursery Pop-Up Book: Favourite Rhymes. Collins 1994

Three Little Kittens In The Enchanted Forest: A Pop-Up Adventure. Conceived and written by Hilary

Aaron, Paper Engineering by Damian Johnston. Collins 1995

Collins Nursery Treasury. Collins 1996

Snore! Michael Rosen. Collins 1998

Where Are You Hiding Little Lamb. Hiawyn Oram. Collins 1999

The Biggest Bed In The World. Lindsay Camp. Collins 1999

SHINE. Karen Langley. Frances Lincoln 2002

Good Baby/Bad Baby. Nanette Newman. Collins 2003

Oww! Michael Rosen. Collins 2003

The Fairytale Cake. Mark Sperring. The Chicken House 2005

I Very Really Miss You. Jane Kemp & Clare Walters. Frances Lincoln 2006

Shoo! Michael Rosen. Collins 2007


The Three Bears and Goldilocks. Collins 1991

The Story of Rumpelstiltskin. Collins 1991

The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Collins 1992

Little Red Riding Hood. Collins 1992

The Princess and the Frog. Collins 1993

The Ugly Duckling. Collins 1993

The Collins Book of Nursery Tales. Collins 1993

Nursery Pop-Up Book: Little Red Riding Hood. Collins 1995

Nursery Pop-Up Book: Three Little Pigs. Collins 1995

Nursery Pop-Up Book: Goldilocks And The Three Bears. Collins 1996

Nursery Pop-Up Book: Hansel And Gretel. Collins 1996

MISSING! Francis Lincoln 2000

Co-editions of JL’s books are published by more than 50 publishers in over 20 countries