Alex T. Smith

Author & Illustrator

Alex T. Smith has drawn and written stories since he could hold a pencil. After considering several career options (space traveller, cake maker, professional rabbit), Alex decided to train to do the job he’d wanted to do since he was five – an illustrator specializing in the world of children’s publishing.

Alex graduated with a first-class degree in Illustration in 2006 and also won second place in the Macmillan Prize for Illustration in his final year. Since then Alex has gone on to work for a wide variety of clients, not just in the publishing industry, as well as writing and illustrating his own picture books, many of which have won prizes and have been read on TV during the Bedtime Hour on the CBeebies channel. Alex is also the creator of the bestselling Claude series for early readers, now an animated TV series on Disney Junior. His wonderful Christmas adventure How Winston Delivered Christmas is his first title for Macmillan.

When not working, Alex enjoys doodling in his sketchbook, reading, people-watching and eavesdropping. He is also a big fan of cake and a nice cup of tea. He lives with and under the constant ‘supervision’ of his canine companions in Warwickshire.

Recent activity

16 days ago

Reference/research images for: A Book Wot I Am Currently Illustrating... 🎄
Alex T. Smith

20 days ago

Mountwood School for Ghosts by Toby Ibbotson from Macmillan Children's Books is brilliant!

20 days ago

Which Witch? is a wonderful book for your children. Published by Macmillan Children's Books.

21 days ago

Nearly Halloween, try this brilliantly horrific read! Mountwood School for Ghosts by Toby Ibbotson from Macmillan Children's Books.
Scary Reads...

24 days ago

Trick or treat? Mountwood School for Ghosts by Toby Ibbotson from Macmillan Children's Books is a great book for fancy dress inspiration!
Fancy Dress

27 days ago

It's nearly the end of the month and that means Halloween! Why not get in the spirit with this witchy read Which Witch? by Eva Ibbotson from Macmillan Children's Books.

1 month ago

Out now! How Winston Delivered Christmas by Alex T. Smith, illustrated by Alex T. Smith. Published by Macmillan Children's Books.
Out Now!

2 months ago

Reading is so much fun, why not read William in Trouble. Written by Richmal Crompton, published by Macmillan Children's Books.
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