Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Winter Wheels!




Oh, what fun it is to ride … all the winter machines! Climb aboard snow plough, rail ploughs, salt trucks, the iconic Zamboni and many more in this bright, action-packed, ride-along adventure for children!
There is a decided nip in the air and drawing in of the evenings at this time of year that reminds us that winter is on its way but fear not! Beautifully illustrated by Carmen Mok, Ride the Big Machines in Winter will make you fall in love all over again with the snow and ice as the big, powerful winter machines go about their daily work in the freezing towns, cities, lakes and seas! Out today from HarperCollins!

Monday, 26 September 2016

David Dean: The Barefoot Book of Children

Stunning new work from David Dean!
Empower tomorrow's global citizens to grasp today's critical social issues with The Barefoot Book of Children. Hand-painted illustrations and straightforward text directly engage the reader, inviting children to ask themselves: How do other children live? How are we different? And most importantly: How are we alike? The Barefoot Book of Children is a playful, powerful and thought-provoking celebration of both the big ideas and the everyday moments that reveal our common humanity and tie us all together.

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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Livia's Festival Flags!

The amazing Livia Coloji has been very busy recently preparing artwork for posters, t-shirts, entry bracelets, banners and activity booklets for the wonderful PLAI Festival in Romania! PLAI is an international world music and art festival that takes place every year in the second weekend of September at the Banat Village Museum, Timisoara Romania and this year Livia was tasked with creating all of the promotional items for this unique event!





The idea for PLAI was born on a summer day in June, after a visit to the Banat Village Museum. The location continues to be very important for the festival, an event that celebrates Romania's diversity and multicultural heritage. An event for people of all ages, full of activities designed to spark passions and music from all around the world, diversity, in all its forms, has a special place here. 


Here are some of Livia's beautiful artworks for the festival - we think she did an amazing job!









Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Wonder Women!

Maria Merian discovered the truth about metamorphosis through studying caterpillars and documented her findings in gorgeous paintings of the life cycles of insects. More than a century later, the intrepid and patient Mary Anning discovered fossils that would change people’s vision of the past. Across the ocean, Maria Mitchell explored the starry sky through a telescope and longed to discover a new comet and after years of studying the night sky, finally did.

This gorgeously written novel in verse about three girls in three different time periods who grew up to become groundbreaking scientists is the wonderful Victoria Assanelli's  latest collaboration. Told in vibrant, evocative poems, this stunning novel celebrates the joy of discovery and finding wonder in the world around us. 



Learn how three fearless and remarkable girls became three celebrated scientists whose innovations influenced modern science and changed perceptions about the role of women! Available now and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

An Autumnal Ark!


Children can join in with the story of Noah and his journey with the animals as they lift the flaps on every page to see what is hiding beneath in this gorgeous little book Illustrated by Livia Coloji! This latest collaboration with Lois Rock and Lion Children's Books sees Livia's endearing animal 'pairs' being loaded onto, and living in, the ark before finally being set free in their new home after the flood. 12 fun-packed pages allow children to discover Noah's tale and discover hidden parts of the story on every page! A great read for rainy Autumn days!


A Novel Nativity!


Did you know there are only 97 days left until Christmas?! In light of this frightening news, here is a sneak peek at the festive delights that the amazing Livia Coloji has been hard at work on for the last few months! A beautiful collaboration with Lois Rock and Lion Children's Books, the 'Look Inside - Nativity' board book, is a celebration of the Christmas story like no other. In this little gem of a book, Livia's rich illustrations with flaps to lift and discover what's hiding beneath, will transport children to Bethlehem as they join Mary and Joseph on their journey to the little manger where their child will be born.



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Friday, 16 September 2016

Bistra Masseva shortlisted for Cheltenham illustration Award 2016

We are proud to announce that Bistra Masseva will be part of the 38 exhibitors displayed for The Cheltenham Illustration Awards 2016 - Tales of Nonsense exhibition! She beat over 1000 entries to be part of the shortlist, which will be exhibited at The Wilson art gallery and museum, Cheltenham from the 24th September - 15th January 2017. Congratulations to her!