Review of the Year 2019: Top illustrators hold firm in annual chart

Review of the Year 2019: Top illustrators hold firm in annual chart

Tony Ross is once again top of The Bookseller’s chart of the bestselling children’s illustrators, with 2.9 million books sold for £18.5m in 2019. A record year for author David Walliams resulted in an eye-popping year for Ross, with an 11.6% boost for the illustrator on his 2018 value. Walliams and Ross produced three kids’ novels in 2019 (taking the Children’s category top three in one fell swoop); spent 13 weeks in the overall UK Top 50 number one; and notched up their third Christmas Number One, with The Beast of Buckingham Palace. Fing and The World’s Worst Teachers also both sold upwar...

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