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The Harry Potter Wizarding Almanac: Illustrator Q&A Levi Pinfold

In the Wizarding Almanac, readers can seek out Levi’s Knight Bus as it bumps along through the London fog, explore the house common...

Finding Bear by Hannah Gold illustrated by Levi Pinfold

We celebrate the publication of the unmissable follow-up to The Last Bear - Finding Bear by Hannah Gold...

Paradise Sands by Levi Pinfold wins English Association Award

Congratulations to Levi Pinfold for winning the English Association’s 7-11 years Picture Book Award for his...

Levi Pinfold on the Yoto Carnegie Shortlist for Illustration

Levi Pinfold is on the Yoto Carnegie Shortlist this year for his outstanding illustrations in The Worlds We Leave Behind by A. F. Harrold...

Levi Pinfold

Levi Pinfold

Currently based in Queensland, Australia multi award-winning artist, writer and illustrator Levi Pinfold originally graduated from Falmouth University. Levi quickly found himself on a pathway to children's publishing as he developed his now instantly recognisable artwork style. His use of detail and talent for lyrical storytelling, alongside the stylised realism of his illustrations proved a winning combination.

Winner of the Book Trust Best New Illustrator Award for his first book The Django, Levi’s watercolour and egg tempera fine painting techniques quickly became the foundation for his future career in creating award-winning picture books.

His second standalone picture book Black Dog was awarded the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for excellence in children's book illustration. This was followed by Greenling, which won the UKLA Picture Book Award. Levi has been shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway medal for The Dam written by David Almond. His illustrations for The Song from Somewhere Else by A.F. Harrold won the Amnesty Honour and his second collaboration with Harrold, The Worlds We Leave Behind was also shortlisted for the YOTO Carnegie Medal for Illustration.  His picture book Paradise Sands, won the English Association's 7-11 years Picture Book Award in 2023.

Levi has turned his considerable talents to illustrating fiction for older readers, creating exquisite pieces for the 20th Anniversary House Editions of the beloved Harry Potter series and teaming up with Hannah Gold on her award winning books The Last Bear and The Lost Whale and recently Finding Bear.



  • Amazon Publishing
  • Bloomsbury Children's Books
  • David Fickling Books
  • Harper Collins Children's Books
  • Oxford University Press
  • Penguin Random House
  • Random House Inc
  • Royal Mail
  • Templar Publishing
  • Walker Books