William Stobbs (1914 -2000) was an English author and illustrator.
He was born in South Sheilds, County Durham. From 1950 to 1958, he served as the head of the design department at the London School of Printing and Kindred Trades. Stobbs won the 1959 Kate Greenaway Medal from the Library Association, recognising the year's best children's book illustration by a British subject. Two books were cited (a practice repeated only for 1975 and 1982), Kashtanka and A Bundle of Ballads, both published by Oxford University Press. Stobbs work paved the way for the exuberant textural experiments of the next generation of illustrators. Married to the illustrator Joanna Stubbs.