Tuesday, 29 August 2017

What a Find!

Thrilled to have stumbled across this wonderful little review by 'The North Somerset Teachers' Book Awards' of Ella Okstad's latest book Tiny Tantrum - out in September! Watch this space for more sneak peeks next week!

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Alison Jay interview with The Letterpress Project

We are delighted to share with you the lovely interview The Letterpress Project did with world renowned artist Alison Jay. The Letterpress Project has asked authors and illustrators to think about what has inspired them as artists, what their favourite books are and how they relate to their audience, so follow the link and discover Alison's insight from her long and hugely successful career! See the full interview here.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

David Dean Meets Michael Morpurgo!

Last week the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green unveiled their latest blockbuster exhibit to celebrate the work of Britain’s best loved story maker, Michael Morpurgo featuring the fabulously evocative illustrations by the wonderful David Dean, who has just redesigned 20 of his bestselling books with Egmont publishing! This unique exhibition showcases the notebooks and manuscripts that became the classics we all know and love today and even features Joey, the original life-size West End horse puppet from War Horse! Here is David with the man himself! Why not pop in for a treat - it's free and on until 25th February 2018!

Victoria Assanelli is Making Good Choices!

Fib or Truth? Loud or Quiet? Stop or Go? Life is full of questions when you are a kid (and an adult!!!) and these touching images by the versatile Victoria Assanelli are for an exciting new range of ‘choose your own ending’ books that ask children to consider the different consequences of their actions. In a departure from her usual fairytale genre, Victoria continues to work her magic on these charming educational resources, creating sympathetic and believable characters that will undoubtably help children facing challenging situations explore how their choices may affect those around them.
The ‘Making Good Choices’ series of 6 readers is out now in the US from Amicus!

Digging and Dinos with Gareth Lucas!

Join the busy construction crew for a noisy day on the building site! Get ready to lift, dig, drill and scoop to build an adventure playground! With brilliantly bold and crazily comic illustrations from the award-winning Gareth Lucas - illustrator of Peekaboo 123, and Peekaboo Opposites - this sturdy board book from Little Tiger Press​ is perfect for little ones who love tractors, diggers and anything loud!

As if that weren’t enough, Gareth, who last year won the Sainsbury's​ Children's Book Award for the riotous Peekaboo A to Z, also invites you this month to join a band of prehistoric pirates as they set sail in search of buried treasure! The hilarious ‘Dinos on Deck’ features a motley crew of adorably roguish reptiles who have a rip-roaring adventure on the high seas!

How ever will you choose which fabulous title to go for? We suggest both, because, let’s face it, who doesn’t love diggers and dinosaurs?!

Get your copies here: Dig Dig Digger, Dinos on Deck

Ella's Halloween Humdinger!

Vampires or ghosts? Werewolves or mummies? You cannot fail to find your favourite monster in this unique rhyming bedtime story! Each fun-packed page is illustrated in deliciously ghoulish fashion by the fabulous Ella Okstad Illustrator! From the gorgeous colour palate of rich decadent plums, dark fern greens and deep midnight blues, to the wonderfully endearing characters that inhabit the twilight, Ella beautifully captures that sense of wonder at discovering what exactly is lurking in the dark!

With her ever-joyful renditions of human, animal and monster characters, this is an irresistible book for lovers of all things spooky and will leave readers of all ages squealing with delight! 

Get your copy here!