Neal Layton: Mammoth Academy TV Series in Development

We're very excited to spread the news that Neal Layton's Mammoth Academy series is being developed into a children's TV series. Montreal based Sardine Productions, in partnership with Ontario's public educational media organisation TVO, plan to produce 52, eleven minute programmes for pre-schoolers.
Neal's fiction series, published by Hodder, is about Woolly mammoths Oscar and Arabella, along with their many friends, who embark on an exciting adventures at school. The Mammoth Academy is a place where learning means mucking about and getting your paws, trunk, woolly hair and tail into the thick of things and deliciously dirty! Neal has written and illustrated four books in the series to date.
Patricia Ellingson, TVO's Creative Head of Children & Parent's Media says "Mammoth is full of whimsy, heart and 'makes you think.' Every story encourages the audience to wonder, question and investigate the world around them."
Neal Layton is represented by Arena
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Alex T Smith’s Ella and Primrose Now on Me Books

Me Books have just launched Alex T Smith's enhanced ebook editions of Ella and Primrose, narrated by actress and comedian Lucy Porter. Me Books have developed a special patented ‘draw and record’ technology allowing children to create interactive hotspots and record their own narration and sounds. The result is a brilliantly entertaining new way for families to enjoy reading stories together. These unique and personal editions can then be saved and treasured for years to come.

“Me Books have really brought my books to life with Lucy Porter’s exciting and very funny narration. I hope little readers (and big ones) have as much fun with these stories as I had creating them and working alongside the Me Books team.” Alex T Smith (represented by Arena)

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Just Published: Thomas Flintham’s illustrations for The Last Wild

Thomas Flintham was commissioned by Quercus Fiction to illustrate The Last Wild by Piers Torday. This is an adventure novel about an extraordinary boy called Kester, who’s life is transformed by a flock of excited pigeons who are talking to him, he realizes his life will never be the same again. The pigeons fly Kester to a wild place where the last creatures in the land have survived. A wise stag needs Kester’s help, and together they must embark on a great journey. Thomas brought the characters to life for the cover design and created their world on the black and white interior map and used his stylish hand rendered type for the title and blurb.  Thomas Flintham is represented by Arena

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“Tricked You” tales

We are proud to show you the latest from Javier Joaquin, who has completed characterful illustrations for Pearson's Bug Club 'Tricked You' tales, featuring stories from around the World. We just love Javier's new style with its vibrant colour and bold mark making, which complimented the stories perfectly, bring them to life with a bang! This new approach in Javier's art has already started turning heads, gaining him a whole new legion of fans, so check out his contemporary work today!

Javier Joaquin is represented by the Organisation

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Drunken

Stuart Easton has recently been commissioned to illustrate a short story entitled : Drunken
"Drunken" is a quirky unusual folk tale set on the outskirts of a fictional Eastern European village. The main character is a drunken chap who travels to the edge of town to secretly drink his wine and share the dregs with the local birds.
The illustration was initially hand drawn, then coloured and aged using Photoshop
Stewart Easton is teacher, illustrator, and embroiderer represented by Artist Partners

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