Welcome! I am Lucinda Gifford, writer and illustrator of books for children: picture books, junior fiction and longer books too. Here are all the books I’ve worked on so far.

I also sketch live, help run workshops and fuss around dogs and kids. I like wolves, chickens and drawing scary houses. Read a bit more about me here.

Out now:

The First Adventures of Princess Peony is a lot of fun to read and the two-colour illustrations throughout are very entertaining. The little people in your life will thoroughly enjoy reading along with you and pointing out that things are not always as they seem.
…Luckily after Princess Peony deals with a disturbed dragon, an annoying troll and potentially life-threatening bears, the take away message is that ‘running a happy kingdom is very important.’
Better Reading, November 2018

CBCA Notable Book 2019

Empowering and funny, set in a time of magic and wonder, and invention, in a place that is both far away but that could be anywhere. Each has been illustrated by a different artist – and yet, they flow seamlessly from one story to the next in a wonderfully cohesive style that feels as though one person was in charge of the illustrations.

An excellent book for all ages that defies stereotypes and empowers girls of all ages and backgrounds to be and do what they wish.
The Book Muse, August 2018

CBCA Notable Book 2019

Gifford’s text chimes with humour and echoes the typical mindset of a small child making tough emotional decisions on her own.
Dimity Powell, Boomerang Books Blog, May 2016

Dogasaurus is a beautiful story about a friendship between a girl and her pet. Highly recommended.
Kylie Kempster, ReadPlus, May 2016