It has been a thrilling time for awards nominations and the excitement continues with the announcement of the Alligators Mouth Awards for Highly Illustrated Fiction. This year we are delighted that Adam Stower's King Coo: The Curse of the Mummy’s Gold, published by David Fickling Books is on the long-list for this exciting new award.
The CILIP Kate Greenaway shortlist has been announced, we always await the listings with baited breath hoping to see some of our supremely talented illustrators recognised for this prestigious award. This year Levi Pinfold has made this prestigious shortlist for his stunning collaboration with author David Almond in The Dam, published by Walker Studio.
Celebrating the best in children’s writing and illustration respectively, the Medals are unique in being judged by children’s librarians, while the Shadowers’ Choice Award, recently added to the Awards ceremony celebrations, is voted for by children and young people who shadow the Medals. The 40-strong list of titles for the 2020 Medals (20 on each longlist) was selected from a total of 162 nominations, read by an expert volunteer team of 14 children's and youth librarians from across the UK.
Laura James and Emily Fox have come up trumps with a 3rd brand new crime-fighting adventure, Fabio the Worlds Greatest Flamingo Detective; Peril at Lizard Lake published by Bloomsbury Publishing .
With a gaggle of illustrated fiction titles under their belts Guy Bass and Steve May go from strength to strength.
We are thrilled to showcase a breath-taking stand-out new picture book by Arena illustrator Kristyna Litten, so for those seeking a little magic and wonderment, Ori’s Stars written and illustrated by Kristyna Litten and published by Simon and Schuster.
We wish all of our wonderful clients and brilliant illustrators a Very Happy Christmas.
We’ve had an amazing 2019 with super success stories and brilliant debuts, our illustrators work harder than Santa’s elves to meet deadlines, perform at festivals and events all over the country and still have time for Inktober! We are so proud of their many achievements.
Thanks to TomislavTomic for the beautiful Christmas Tree from his illustrations for The Nutcracker
Dressed in his absolute best bow tie Mr. Penguin is boarding a luxury cruise ship. He doesn’t like water, and he can’t swim, but his friend Colin is performing with the Ladies Choir on board – and anyway, Mr Penguin feels like a rest after some busy Adventuring. What’s more, fish finger sandwiches are apparently available twenty-four hours a day. Heaven!
But despite the glamorous film stars and party atmosphere, Mr Penguin can’t help but feel that something shifty is happening on board. And when he befriends a young stowaway with a mystery of her own to solve, he soon finds that Adventures are lying in wait after all …
This action-packed adventure series beautifully showcases Alex's skill for character design and his clever use of the space on the page really brings this hilarious slapstick stories to life. His talent for storytelling is something to behold alongside his masterful illustration skills making this hugely popular series a sure-fire hit with readers young and old.
Waitrose commissioned Graham Carter to design their Halloween merchandise this year, they wanted a ‘toolkit’ of characters, a Haunted House and patterns which were easily adaptable for a multiple of uses from a stencil on a biscuit to a pattern on a paper plate.