Friday, 7 July 2017

Emily Emerson's Adorable Animals!

We just love these super cute new artworks from Emily Emerson, featuring endearing images of animals. In her typical soft tones and warm characterisations these can't fail to make you smile.





Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Ella's Spooky Review!

A superb review of the soon to be released 'Halloween Goodnight' from PublishersWeekly and a sneaky peek at Ella Okstad Illustrator's beautifully spooky cover! Watch this space for more of her fabulous work for this book later in the month! 👻 💀 🎃



 
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Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Even Monsters Have Secrets!

These fabulous feline illustrations are by the wonderful Livia ColojiI for “The Monster’s Secret’ -  a story written by the much respected Romanian parenting expert, Otilia Mantelers and designed to help parents deal with with the fear of darkness in a playful way! Livia, who lives in Timisoara, Romania, has been fortunate enough to work for clients from all over the world on some very different and interesting projects, says of this latest unique commission:

“I love animals and, of course, I adore cats so it was an awesome project to work on! Also, it was a fun challenge to work on the monster because he's the scary character in the book but he also has to be lovable in a certain way.”

Livia’s skill in giving her animal illustrations such depth of expression perfectly conveys the message of this book - that sometimes we are all just frightened children who need to help each other find the light switch! 


Don’t have nightmares, buy your copy of ‘The Monster’s Secret’ here! https://www.libhumanitas.ro/otilia-mantelers-secretul-monstrului-humanitas-2017.html


Sophie's Fairy Tale Job!

Following the success of Richard Merrit’s gorgeous series of quirky nursery rhyme books for the brand new Hachette imprint, Pat-a-Cake Books, Sophie Rohrbach is hot on his heels with these spellbinding illustrations for the creatively re-worked classics Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood! Sophie, who is passionate about the rich colours and intricate patterns that she uses in her illustrations, ensures that each page is bursting with peril, humour and warmth, her striking work beautifully complimenting these tales of suspense and trickery whilst inspiring imagination and teaching valuable life lessons at the same time! Both books are available to buy now, so go on, give in to your inner child!!


To see more of Sophie’s beautiful work, click here!



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Laure's Beautiful Beasts!

One of the best-loved fairy tales and sumptuously illustrated by the fabulous Laure Fournier, Beauty and the Beast is the latest exciting addition to Usborne’s hugely popular English Readers series. Laure’s atmospheric locations create the perfect backdrop for her touching portrayal of the blossoming relationship between the wide-eyed, innocent Beauty and the capricious and cantankerous Beast!

Laure, who is originally from Antibes, France has been a children’s illustrator now for 12 years and has worked with a diverse range of clients, but always brings her unique perspective to any project! As you can see, her work glows with optimism and her characters display a real depth of emotion, perfect to enhance younger learners’ understanding of the text in this new range of graded readers - no wonder she is so in demand!! 

Beauty and the Beast is out now, get your copy here!


Vince Reid Joins the Misfits Club!

When Brian, Hannah, and twins Chris and Sam start their summer holidays, they know it's going to be the end of an era - the Misfits Club is disbanding and they still haven't managed to solve any real mysteries! Vince Reid’s endearing illustrations for this comic adventure are full of warmth and energy, humorously chronicling The Misfits’ investigations of a spooky old house and how their last ‘case’ takes a surprising turn!

Vince populates the world of The Misfits with the playful and expressive identity, for which he is well known, to perfectly compliment this gentle tale of friendship and the challenges of change!

Published by Macmillan Children's​ The Misfits Club is out now, get your copy here

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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Step into Richard Merritt's Magical World!

To help while away time at the airport or to soothe your mind as you relax by the pool, why not take a trip back in time to ancient Greece or Rome with the spectacular ‘Labyrinth - Mythical Beasts to Colour’ from LOM Art and illustrated by the skilled ‘old master’ of the adult colouring book world - Richard Merritt!  Whether you are colouring the wondrous wings of a Harpy or the glistening snakes of a Gorgon's hair, this unique colouring book filled with magical detail on every page, truly brings these creatures and their mythical realms to life! 

As if that weren’t enough, Richard also has the beautiful Abenteuer Natur, or Nature Adventure, out this month too! From the tiny grasshopper to the mighty whale, his gorgeous, intricate and atmospheric illustrations are simply begging to have a creative hand bring them to life with bursting colour! Travel deep under the ocean and into the tiny worlds within our own, inhabited by a host of fascinating life sensitively embellished with gorgeous decorative details! 


Both books are out now!

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