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About Me

In 2023, my picture book, Blue  was published In the UK and US by Faber & Faber. It is also now available in Poland, Brazil, New Zealand and Australia.

I'm an author / illustrator based near Cambridge, England. I have a background in marketing and publishing but my real love is storytelling through words and pictures.


I felt instinctively drawn to creating picture books after attending a Children's Book Illustration summer school in 2015. In 2023 I completed an MA in Children's Book illustration at Cambridge School of Art.

In 2019 I was chosen as the winner of the Faber & Faber / Andlyn Fab Prize for Illustration with my picture book Megan's Cat. You can read all about it here.

I write and illustrate stories for young children (ages 4 - 8) that talk about emotions in a way that's accessible, inclusive and engaging, reflecting a child's real-life experience of the world and my love of anything with paws.


If you'd like to discuss my work or talk to me about a commission please get in touch.


2024 Sheffield Children's Book Award - shortlisted (Blue)

2024 EmpathyLab: Read For Empathy Collection - selected (Blue)

2021 Creative conscience Awards - shortlisted

2019 Faber Fab Prize for Illustration - Winner


Muddy Stilettos, "Muddy meets children’s author and illustrator, Sarah Christou", April 2023

The Guardian, "the best new picture books and novels", January 2023

Picture Book Snob, "Why you'll love Blue by Sarah Christou", January 2023

Books For Keeps, "Review of Blue", January 2023

BookTrust, "Finding yourself in a book, by Sarah Christou", January 2023

The Bookseller,"Faber Children’s secures début picture book on feelings...", May 2022

The Bookseller, "2019 Faber Andlyn Prize winners revealed", September 2019

*portrait by T.S.C.

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