Alex T. Smith

Author & Illustrator

About Alex T. Smith

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 published by Macmillan Children's Books.

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 updates about Alex T. Smith

Superman Day

A heroic read for a super day! The Great Ghost Rescue by Eva Ibbotson from Macmillan Children's Books 

7 days ago

Children's Art Week

William in Trouble by Richmal Crompton from Macmillan Children's Books is a great book to inspire!

7 days ago

Chocolate Cake Day

And with cake often come presents...The Twelve Days of Christmas by Alex T. Smith from Macmillan Children's Books 

23 days ago

World Dracula Day

Monster Mission by Eva Ibbotson from Macmillan Children's Books really is a monster book!

24 days ago

World Dracula Day

A spooky one today... The Great Ghost Rescue by Eva Ibbotson from Macmillan Children's Books

24 days ago

National Escargot Day

What can you see in your garden? Round and Round: Georgia's Gorgeous Garden by Alex T. Smith from Campbell Books 

26 days ago

World Baking Day

William in Trouble by Richmal Crompton from Macmillan Children's Books is a great creative read!

1 month ago

World Baking Day

How Winston Delivered Christmas by Alex T. Smith from Macmillan Children's Books is a great creative read!

1 month ago

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