Public Lending Rights (PLR) have released the Top 50 Illustrators whose work has been most borrowed from public libraries. Number 1 is AOI Patron Tony Ross! And the list also includes Patron Quentin Blake and current Children’s laureate Cressida Cowell.

We welcome this list as a recognition of the value illustrators bring to book publishing.

  1. Tony Ross
  2. Nick Sharratt
  3. Axel Scheffler
  4. Georgie Ripper
  5. Quentin Blake
  6. Jeff Kinney
  7. Liz Pichon
  8. Lucy Cousins
  9. Jim Field
  10. David McKee
  11. Lydia Monks
  12. Emma Dodd
  13. Rachel Renee Russell
  14. Rachel Wells
  15. Dav Pilkey
  16. Nathan Reed
  17. David Roberts
  18. Korky Paul
  19. Eric Hill
  20. Paul Linnet
  21. Garry Parsons
  22. Steve Sims
  23. Lauren Child
  24. Sophy Williams
  25. Nick East
  26. David Melling
  27. Steven Lenton
  28. Emily Gravett
  29. Mick Inkpen
  30. Emma Chichester Clark
  31. Jill Murphy
  32. Oliver Jeffers
  33. Ed Eaves
  34. Lee Wildish
  35. Ben Cort
  36. Sarah Warburton
  37. Adrian Reynolds
  38. Simon Rickerty
  39. Guy Parker-Rees
  1. Sebastien Braun
  2. Alex T. Smith
  3. Laura Ellen Anderson
  4. Cressida Cowell
  5. Judith Kerr
  6. Rod Campbell
  7. Michael Foreman
  8. Lauren Beard
  9. Sarah McIntyre
  10. Eric Carle
  11. Jez Alborough
    The results are based on loans attributed to these titles and as well as reflecting the popularity the titles in public libraries, the rankings reflect the constantly changing PLR Sample, and can also be impacted by the availability and quality of bibliographic data used when compiling the lists.

26th August 2020

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