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31 March 2017

The Quarto Group picks up Illustrated Book award for the second year at Waterstones Children's Book Prize

Frances Lincoln Children's Books, an imprint of The Quarto Group, has won the Illustrated Book award for the second year in a row at the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. This year's winner is There's a Tiger in the Garden by Lizzy Stewart. She was joined at the ceremony last night in Waterstones Piccadilly by our last year's category winner, David Litchfield.

Lizzy says, 'I'm so honoured and overwhelmed to even have been nominated alongside such a fantastic and inspiring group of authors and illustrators. To win was such a lovely surprise and one that I don't think I'll recover from for a few weeks!'

Jenny Broom, Associate Publisher of Frances Lincoln Children's Books, says, 'After 12 months of amazing support from Waterstones and the whole book trade, we are thrilled and stunned to have won the illustrated category for a second year running. Lizzy Stewart's There's a Tiger in the Garden is an extraordinary debut and we are delighted to be working with her on her next book.'

Marcus Leaver, Chief Executive, The Quarto Group, added 'We couldn't be more pleased to have won this award again. It has been a key strategic objective of Quarto to grow our footprint in children's publishing in the last few years and we are very proud that this is now one of our areas of excellence. We have a truly talented and creative team at Frances Lincoln Children's Books led by Rachel Williams and Jenny Broom and this award is just the start of the recognition they deserve.'

We will be doing continued marketing activity for There's a Tiger in the Garden throughout the year, plus a series of events nationwide.

Frances Lincoln Children's Books is in its 40th year of publishing this year. Follow us @QuartoKids


About The Quarto Group

The Quarto Group (LSE: QRT) is the leading global illustrated non-fiction book publisher and distribution group. Our mission is to make and sell great books that entertain, educate and enrich the lives of adults and children around the world.

Quarto creates and owns proprietary content, publishing books from a diverse portfolio of imprints that are creatively independent and expert in developing long-lasting content across specific niches of  interest.


Quarto sells books across 50 countries and in 39 languages through a variety of traditional and non-traditional channels, while constantly looking for new ways to create and deliver content that people need. Quarto employs over 400 talented people in the US, UK, and Hong Kong. The group was founded in London in 1976. It is domiciled in the US and listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter at @TheQuartoGroup.