Ian Beck

Ian Beck (b.1947)

Ian Beck began his career in graphic design, successfully illustrating “for grown-ups” before turning his talents to picture books in 1982. He now has over fifty books for children to his credit (including his own stories as well as books written by others). He is especially known for his teddy bear stories and for illustrating […]

Index of names

This is an alphabetical list of the featured authors and illustrators. To see a list of book titles featured, please visit the index of titles. Beck, Ian de la Mare, Walter Dickens, Charles Palgrave, Francis Turner Tennyson, Alfred Updale, Eleanor Vulliamy, Clara Do you know of other children’s book authors or illustrators who have (or […]

Index of titles

This is an alphabetical list of featured books. To see a list of authors and illustrators featured, please visit the index of names. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens Emily & the Golden Acorn by Ian Beck Home Before Dark by Ian Beck Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens Montmorency on the Rocks by Eleanor Updale Nicholas […]


I am grateful to the authors and illustrators who agreed to be interviewed for this website, and to all copyright holders, including publishers, who granted permission for material to be reproduced here. A special thank you to Ian Beck, who was the very first interviewee, and whose generous spirit set the tone for the whole […]