Thursday, 13 December 2018

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Another lucky winner of our Alison Jay book comp with her fabulous prize! Thank you for the fab pic! To get your own copy of 'A Lady has the Floor' about the corageous Belva Lockwood, click here!

Spotlight on....Sophie Rohrbach!

This month we take a peep at the wonderful work of French artist Sophie Rohrbach Illustratrice! Sophie is passionate about the colours and patterns that she uses in her illustrations and enjoys commissions for children's books, products, stationery and anything that involves creative surface pattern design! Check out her gorgeous technicolour portfolio here! 

Chantelle and Burgen on Tour!

Following the successful publication of The Singing Stone, Chantelle & Burgen Thorne were asked by Jacana Media and Books and Books to take part in a book tour covering a total of over 600km travelling between schools across South Africa and their home in the hills!

With Burgen manning the fort to look after their their menagerie of pets, Chantelle got the lucky task to visit the schools and read the story to the pupils, followed by a short Q&A after. Chantelle was thrilled at the enthusiasm of the children for the story and their inquisitive nature as she described life as an illustrator, teaching them that you really can do this for a job! They hope to do another round of visits in the New Year, possibly including schools in Johannesburg and Pretoria as well! Phew - what a busy pair!


Katie's Fabulous new Prehistoric title for Xist!

When a boy loses his best toy car under his bed, he discovers a magic trap door that will take him to the past! In this first adventure, the trap door opens into the time of the dinosaurs! Lovingly illustrated by the fabulous Katie Mazeika Illustration for Xist Publishing, why not take a look into the trapdoor yourselves and see what you might find! Get your copy here!

David Sensational Centennial Cover!

With the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 in our minds, this month sees the launch of another brilliant book cover from our king of cover design, David Dean who has put his stunning signature style to work on 'The Button War'! The striking composition and bold colour scheme compliments award winning author Avi's stark, unflinching tale of ordinary boys living during WW1 as tensions - and desperations - mount among them. Out now from Walker Books!