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MARK BEECH, CBC LOGO ILLUSTRATOR 



I currently work as: a Freelance illustrator (hooray!)

This year I have worked for: Random House, Bloomsbury Children's Books, Oxford University Press, WHSmith, Higgidy (mmm lovely pies), Usborne Publishing, Macmillan, Historic Royal Palaces (Kensington Palace) and many more . . .

In a former life I was: a social worker

One of my proudest work moments was: when I finally quit my day job and concentrated on the job I love - being an illustrator!  

My favourite children's book is: 
Alice in Wonderland. I remember seeing Sir John Tenniels illustrations when I was a tiny child and being amazed by them.

You'd never guess but: I once made a hat for Lady Bracknell!

If you'd like to contact me: visit my website
www.markbeechillustration.com

2017 Events

Politics or Play: Citizenship in Children's Fiction
Tuesday 23rd May

Waterstones
193 Kensington High Street
London W8 6HS

6.30pm 

Join the CBC for our annual fiction event, discussing the importance of current affairs in children's fiction.  Our panelists are Louise Johns Shepherd, of the Centre for Literacy and Primary Education, Katherine Rundell and Sita Brahmachari, both Waterstones prize-winning authors, and the discussion will be chaired by Grace Latter, MG and YA fiction blogger at Almost Amazing Grace.

More info and tickets here

Who are we?

Founded in 1962 as an informal association of children’s book editors, we are a not- for-profit organisation run entirely by a committee of volunteers from the industry. Over the past 50 years, the CBC has expanded to embrace anyone with a professional interest in children’s books, from publishers, librarians, authors and illustrators, to teachers, booksellers and agents.

What We Do

Each year, we put on 10-12 children’s book events in order to promote, explore and celebrate the importance of children’s publishing. These can range from Meet and Critique evenings, to panel debates about everything from digital futures to where to draw the line in teen literature. Hosted by a diverse range of industry experts, we believe that discussion and debate are key factors in driving the children’s book industry forward, and audience participation is actively encouraged.

In order for industry professionals to meet in a less formal setting, we also organise several purely social events, from pub quizzes to spring and christmas drinks evenings.

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