Illustration and Design by Rachel Roberts


Rachel Roberts is an Australian-born illustrator.  All of her illustrations for Books Don't Need Batteries were created by hand using pencil on paper, which she augments using digital techniques.

Rachel has worked with clients in Australia and America.  Her work has been selected for inclusion in The University of Edinburgh’s Dangerous Women Project.

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Edited by Odyssey Books

Odyssey Books is committed to working on engaging and beautifully written books that stretch the imagination, challenge pre-existing attitudes and beliefs, or take readers on epic journeys.    

Odyssey Books has helped its authors win several awards, including being longlisted for the Sisters in Crime's Davitt Awards in 2015, winning the Moonbeam Children's Book Silver Award in 2014, and being shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing in 2012.

To learn more about Odyssey Books, visit its website:  

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