Just back from Bologna Book Fair and Charlie Sutcliffe has produced a lovely series of dinosaurs! Rendering them in gouache paint, these are in a very different style to Charlie's digital artworks.
Debut author Amber Lee Dodd's recently published book, We Are Giants, is beautifully illustrated by Arena illustrator Kristyna Litten, whose gorgeously subtle colour palette really compliments the heartwarming story of Sydney and her mum Amy.
The winners of the Blue Peter Best Story Award, author Pamela Butchart and Arena illustrator Thomas Flintham are back with their fifth book in the series, To Wee or Not to Wee. Our heroine, Izzy can't wait to tell her friends what happens in Shakespeare's exciting, scary and humorous plays, full of battles, loads of gore, witches, ghosts and even talking trees - they are the best stories ever.
What an extraordinary day it was yesterday, March 17th 2016, the date of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize - now in its twelfth year and selecting the very, very best in new and emerging talent for children’s writing and illustration. Uniquely, it’s a prize argued over and voted for by the most books-passionate of people; Waterstones’ own experienced booksellers.
Indian culture has always been a big inspiration for Phosphor Art’s Poonam Mistry, and her highly detailed illustration style lends itself well to traditional stories. Poonam has recently embarked on an exciting new project, translating Indian folk tales and fables and illustrating them in her unique style.
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Alan Kitching is one of the world’s foremost practitioners of letterpress typographic design and printmaking. He is renowned for his expressive use of wood and metal letterforms in creating visuals for commissions and limited edition prints. He lives and works at The Typography Workshop in Kennington, south London, which he shared with designer, writer and partner Celia Stothard (deceased 2010).