Emma Dodd (born 1969) is an English illustrator and author. She is best known for her award-winning children's books published by Orchard Books, Templar Publishing, Penguin Books, Macmillan Publishers (United States), Simon and Schuster, HarperCollins (US) and Scholastic Corporation (US and UK).
Emma Dodd was born in 1969 in Guildford, Surrey, the daughter of designers Robert Dodd and Fay Hillier. She attended Tormead School, Kingston Polytechnic, where she did a Foundation Course in Art and Design, and then Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London graduating in graphic design and illustration in 1992.
During the early part of her career, Emma worked in advertising and editorial, for clients including Volvo, BMW, Pentagram (NYC and London), Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew), The Guardian, The Observer, Sunday Express and She Magazine.
At the same time, she began to illustrate children’s books. Today, illustrating and writing children's picture books is the focus of Emma’s career.
Emma Dodd illustrated the award-winning Amazing Baby series for Templar, was selected as a winner in the 2010 Booktrust Early Years Awards for I Love My Mummy, written by Giles Andreae (Purple Ronnie) and is nominated for the 2011 Kate Greenaway Medal for her book, I Love Bugs.
Emma has appeared at The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival, at Cheltenham Literature Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival and Guildford Book Festival.
Emma Dodd lives in Surrey with her husband, two children and their Jack Russell Terrier, Bart.
I Love my Daddy, Orchard Books, written by Giles Andreae
Roman Rescue, Templar Publishing, written by K.A. Gerrard
I Love my Mummy, 2010, Orchard Books, written by Giles Andreae
I Love All Beasts.... Great and Small Beasts, Orchard Books
You..., Templar Publishing
Me..., Templar Publishing
I Love Bugs, Orchard Books (nominated for 2011 Kate Greenaway Medal)
Dot and Dash are Dressing Up, Scholastic Corporation
Dot and Dash Go To Bed, Scholastic Corporation
Dot and Dash Learn To Count, Scholastic Corporation
Desert Discovery, Campbell Books
Jungle Hide and Seek, Campbell Books
I Don't Want a Cool Cat, Orchard Books
Miaow said the Cow, Templar Publishing (shortlisted for the 2009 Booktrust Early Years Awards)
Dot and Dash Love To Play, Scholastic Corporation
Dot and Dash Find a Friend, Scholastic Corporation
Dot and Dash Learn to Share, Scholastic Corporation
Dot and Dash Eat their Dinner, Scholastic Corporation
Dot and Dash Make and Do, Scholastic Corporation
Dot and Dash at the Beach, Scholastic Corporation
Messy Fingers, Campbell Books
I Don't Want a Posh Dog, Orchard Books
Little Croc, Campbell Books
Little Pup, Campbell Books
Best Bear, Gullane Books
I thought I saw a Dinosaur, Templar Publishing
Sometimes..., Templar Publishing
When..., Templar Publishing
What Pet to Get?, Templar Publishing (shortlisted for the 2006 Booktrust Early Years Awards)
Booktrust Early Years Awards 2010, I Love My Mummy (Orchard Books, written by Giles Andreae)