Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Richard Johnson goes back to school!

Here are some fab pics of a huge classroom mural that Richard Johnson helped a class from a school in North Lincolnshire create! Attending as a 'visiting artist' Richard talked to the children about his work, answered their questions, then helped them design and produce this 'Art Monster' trompe l'oeil mural that bursts out of their classroom wall! The children's amazing artworks were cut out and added to the mural with the idea that it will continue to evolve over the coming months! We love it - what do you think?

The Big Little Bookroom Adventure!

Newsflash! Shane McGowan has just attended the launch for his latest book 'Zelda's Big Adventure' at The Little Bookroom in Melbourne, Australia that first opened its doors to the public on Friday the 13th October, 1960! Albert Ullin, after studying literature and languages and working extensively in the book trade in Australia and internationally, decided to focus his love for contemporary children's literature and illustration into an Australian first: he would open a bookshop devoted solely to children's books! We think he must have been on to something for this little gem to still be open and thriving 56 years on!

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Una Woods is Illustrator of the Week!

Our artists are popular this month!!! Huge congratulations to our very own Una Woods who is Childrensillustrators.com's illustrator of the week! Una says:
"I love illustrating pictures for children. My colourful and quirky illustrations are created either by hand using liquid acrylic paint and colouring pencils or created digitally using Illustrator and Photoshop. I have worked on a vast variety of projects including books, posters, interactive games and websites."

Friday, 19 August 2016

Carmen Mok for Highlights Hello Magazine

New from Carmen Mok, this super cute art work she's produced for Highlights Hello magazine in the US! The illustrations compliment the sweet poem 'Celebrating You' by Nancy White Carlstrom.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Alison Jay new release: The 12 Dancing Princesses!

We can't wait for the release of Alison Jay's new book!

An enchanting retelling of the classic tale of the twelve dancing princesses.
Long ago in a kingdom far away, there lived a king and his twelve beautiful princesses.Although they are locked in their room each night, every morning the princesses wake up with their slippers worn through, as if they had been dancing all night long. Who will solve the mystery of the tattered shoes and claim one of the princesses as their bride?With dazzling illustrations by Alison Jay, this is an enchanting retelling of a classic tale.


Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Carmen Mok's Etsy Shop is full of goodies!

Head on over to the extremely talented Carmen Mok's Etsy shop for some wonderfully original greetings cards and prints! We are particularly loving the 'Stay Weird, You are Loved' range and can definitely relate (perhaps a little too much!!!) to some of these quirky guys!!

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Out Today! Wake Up City, illustrated by Laure Fournier!

Out today! The city is still fast asleep when a young girl and her father leave the house..... 

Take a journey through the waking city and experience a very different view of a metropolis! Uniquely presented by Laure Fournier and written by Erica Silverman for little bee books, Wake up, City! is sure to be a hit whether you live in the town or the country! Get your copy now!

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Aga Kowalska new card design!

Following her previous success with Sellers publishing in the US, Aga Kowalska's wonderful art has once again been commissioned for their card ranges! This time round we have the cutest little bee wishing us to get well soon, and we all know a bit of honey and lemon goes a long way to help making yourself feel better!

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Congratulations Sophie!

Congratulations to the wonderful Sophie Crichton who has been named Childrensillustrators.com illustrator of the month! Here are just a few of the wonderful and colourful characters that won her this title! To see more of Sophie's fabulous work click here

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Wake Up to Laure Fournier's latest release!

Beautifully illustrated by Laure Fournier, 'Wake up City!' takes us on a magical journey through the waking city as a little girl and her father make their way to school:
"The gumdrop sun rises high"
"in the cotton candy sky."
"A woman stretches. She starts to run." 
"The city morning has begun!"

The sleeping city slowly wakes as light starts to creep up over the buildings and as they walk through the drowsy streets, a woman begins her morning jog, street sweepers clean up the roads, shops begin to open, and food deliveries are made to restaurants! Join them on their journey with little bee books from 9th August!