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How Winston Came Home For Christmas by Alex T. Smith

Celebrating the publication of a brand new Winston adventure told in twenty four and a half chapters to read every day leading up to...

Embark on a Perilous Penguin Adventure with Alex T. Smith

Pack your fish finger sandwiches, buckle up, and embark on a mildly perilous journey to the great pyramids in Mr Penguin and the Tomb...

Royally Good News for Alex T. Smith

We are over the moon and ever so proud of Alex T. Smith who celebrates a clutch of awards announcements for his much loved characters,...

By Royal Appointment - We Present Claude at the Palace by Alex T. Smith

Presenting Claude at the Palace by award-winning illustrator Alex T. Smith the latest charming adventure of a portly dog and his stripy...

Alex T. Smith

Alex T. Smith

Graduating from Coventry University with a first-class honours degree Alex’s passion for gazing out of windows and people watching has strongly influenced the eclectic, diverse and fun filled characters that inhabit the pages of his books.

The Times have been quoted as referring to Alex's work as both elegant and filled with humour. With numerous award panels including the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, the Sainsbury's Book Award and the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, UKLA Picture Book Awards and World Illustration Awards recognizing Alex's incredible talents. Alex was crowned World Book Day Illustrator in 2016 further building his publishing profile.

As a master of both storytelling and illustration Alex has created a clutch of best-selling and award-winning children’s books including the Claude series that has published worldwide in over 20 languages. Sixteen South lovingly adapted the books for TV, delighting ardent Claude fans and introducing this magical pair to a whole new audience. His recent successful book, How Winston Delivered Christmas has been picked up for a potential animated movie by Kelebek Media. Alex also works independently as a consultant creating new animated TV worlds and character designs.

Alex’s hilarious daily musings can be found on Twitter where you can find out about his adorable pack of dogs and his love of chickens.


  • Barrington Stoke
  • Book Start
  • Chicken House
  • Egmont
  • Harcourt Schools (US)
  • Hodder Children's Books
  • Macmillan Children's Books
  • Scholastic Children's Books
  • Sixteen South
  • Waitrose
  • Walker Books
  • World Book Day