Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Alison Jay gets nomination for the 2015 Kate Greenaway Medal!

AMAZING NEWS!! Alison Jay's stunning book, 'Out of the Blue', published by Barefoot books, has been nominated for the CILIP KATE GREENAWAY MEDAL 2015! It's a beautiful wordless book, letting the imagery tell the story. We really hope she is shortlisted, so watch this space!

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Richard Merritt on BBC World News Global!

We are thrilled to show you our agent and illustrator Richard Merritt talking about colouring books on BBC World News, Global. He has been working on several adult colouring books for Michael O Mara publishing and the trend is growing! They are aimed at combatting the stress of modern life, and help to relax and re-focus your mind!

Usborne Picture Puzzle Book

Katherine and Gareth Lucas were commissioned by Usborne to create this irresistible book containing 25 sumptuously illustrated picture puzzles, each one packed with animals and objects to spot, creatures to count, and lots of delightful details to talk about.

A Star for Me

Join Oliver the camel as he and his family journey to find the source of the brightest star in the sky! Beautifully illustrated by Alexandra Steele-Morgan for Harper Collins Christian Publishing.

Out of the Blue

An evocative wordless book about the mysteries of the sea from acclaimed illustrator Alison Jay. A wordless book, told through pictures, encouraging imagination, visual literacy and interactive reading as children create the story in their own words. It also promotes marine preservation and interest in sea creatures with the addition of endnotes on marine life, lighthouses and items that wash up on beaches. A handsome edition to Alison's stellar folio of children's books.

5 Minute Stories

An enchanting collection of stories for children, 6 of which have been beautifully illustrated by Livia Coloji and Victoria Assanelli. Published by Parragon

Who Will Help Me?

A tale of a rather cute stranded alien, and all of those who help him get home - beautifully illustrated by Nicola in her inimitable style.

Squishy McFluff

We are delighted to announce the release of Ella Okstad's new book, Squishy McFluff, published by Faber&Faber. Ella touchingly illustrates the story of Ava and her imaginary cat, Squishy Mcfluff, and all the hijinks that ensue! Available now.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Livia Coloji rules M&S packaging this Christmas!!!

We are so proud to announce that we rule over Marks & Spencer's huge range of novelty items this Christmas, with the gorgeous work of our artist, Queen of Christmas, Livia Coloji! 
She was originally commissioned to produce some delightful festive imagery to adorn their famous Christmas biscuit tins, but they were so impressed with the results that they continued to commission across a massive range of products, including novelty chocolates and sweets, cakes and candy canes, advent calendars and, of course, no yuletide treat fest would be complete without chocolate coins! You can even decorate your own gingerbread men! 
The large biscuit tins are the stunning jewel in the crown, taking the form of a Christmas tree, a gingerbread house, and even a carousel tin that spins round to reveal Santa's reindeer galloping along, ready to deliver this year's presents. The artworks evoke a winter wonderland and are so charming that they make great gifts that you can keep, long after the biscuits have been gobbled up! 
It's been a joy working with M&S and Livia over the last few months and seeing the range take shape, and we are delighted that we can now share the truly beautiful work that Livia Coloji has produced.