Is an author and illustrator originally from Iceland
Birgitta Sif was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, and lived in and around Scandinavia and America while growing up. She completed her BFA from Cornell University, New York,
and received her masters in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, in the UK.
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Walker Books (UK),
Candlewick Press (USA),
Knopf, Random House (USA),
Egmont UK (UK),
Jackson Hole Magazine (USA),
Maestro Classics (USA),
Sandholt Bakery (Iceland),
Cornell University (USA),
Macmillan UK and many
HUGO, (Walker Books 2020)
My Big Dumb Invisible Dragon, (Sounds True 2019)
KIND, (Alison Green Books, Scholastic 2019)
The Tall Man and The Small Mouse, (Walker Books UK 2018)
Drawing Europe Together, (Macmillan Children's Books, 2018)
Snowboy and the Last Tree Standing, (Walker Books UK 2017)
Swish and Squeak, (Knopf, 2017)
Where My Feet Go, (Knopf, 2016)
Draw it! Colour it! Beasts, (Macmillan Children's Books 2016)
Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats, (written by Alicia Potter) (Knopf, 2015)
Draw it! Colour it! Creatures, (Macmillan Children's Books 2015)
Dreams of Freedom, (Frances Lincoln 2015)
Frances Dean, (Walker Books UK 2014)
OLIVER, (Walker Books UK 2012)
The Magnificent Moon Hare (Egmont, spring 2012)
The Magnificent Moon Hare and the Foul Treasure (Egmont, fall 2012)
Northern Lights Picture Book Award (4-8) 2020 for THE TALL MAN AND THE SMALL MOUSE
Green Earth Book Award, Longlisted 2019 for SNOWBOY AND THE LAST TREE STANDING
BIBF Ananas Illustration Award, Finalist 2018 for SNOWBOY AND THE LAST TREE STANDING
West Sussex Children’s Picture Book Award Shortlisted 2018 for SNOWBOY AND THE LAST TREE STANDING
Kate Greenaway Award, Nominated 2017 for Swish and Squeak
Kate Greenaway Award, Nominated 2016 for WHERE MY FEET GO
The Zolotow Awards, Highly Commended 2016 for MISS HAZELTINES HOME FOR SHY AND FEARFUL CATS
Japanese Sakura Medal, Nominated 2016 for Frances Dean
Peters Book of the Year, Winner for Miss Hazeltines Home for Shy and Fearful Cats
Children’s Choice Book Awards, Finalist 2015 for Frances Dean
Kate Greenaway Award, Nominated 2015 for Frances Dean
Kate Greenaway Award, Shortlisted 2014 for OLIVER
UKLA award, Longlisted 2014 for OLIVER
Dimmalimm Prize (Icelandic Illustration award for 2012) for OLIVER
Nordic Children and Young People’s Literature Prize, Finalist for OLIVER 2013
Honoured with the Vorvinda award for enriching Icelandic children’s culture, 2013.
Amnesty International UK endorses OLIVER because it reminds us that we are all born free and equal and we all have our own thoughts and opinions. These are some of our human rights.
Amnesty International UK endorses Frances Dean who loved to dance and dance because it reminds us to enjoy life, be proud of who we are and express ourselves freely. These are some of our human rights.