Teaming Neal Layton's anarchic illustrations with Andy Stanton's absurd text was always going to be a match made in surreal heaven. The hilarious result is their first picture book together, Danny McGee Drinks the Sea, published by Hodder Children's Books.
These delightful character designs by Kristyna Litten were based on real DFS employees, for their new advertising campaign launched this month. The TV adverts make heroes from the talented team of craftsmen and women behind the UK's largest sofa manufacturer. Kristyna worked from photographs of each person and was asked to interpret them as if they were made of the materials used to make DFS sofas.
Christopher Gibb's atmospheric cover illustration for Kristen Simmons' exciting new book METALTOWN, is published by Tor in the UK this month. Chris' imagery was the perfect choice for this dystopian tale set in a fictional factory city, diseased and ravaged by war, where money and food are in short supply.
Great news! Fans of Alex T. Smith's adorable character Claude will be delighted that Going for Gold has won the 5-9 year old Fiction category of the prestigious Sainsbury's Children's Book Awards 2016. Claude can't wait to take part in a Very Exciting Sports Competition to win the gold cup, until a pair of shifty robbers steal it! Published by Hodder in March this year, Going for Gold is the eighth in this bestselling series, written and illustrated by Alex.
The Secret Horses of Briar Hill, featuring Levi Pinfold's stunning illustrations is published by Walker Books this month.
We love Adam Stower's latest cover illustration for Alistair Grim's Odd Aquaticum, written by Gregory Funaro and recently published by Alma Books.
Harper Collins US latest non-fiction title,Sounds All Around, written by Wendy Pfeffer is beautifully illustrated by Anna Chernyshova. Her charming characters and colourful environments help explain to preschoolers and toddlers the science behind sounds by showing how vibrations travel through the air to your ears so you can hear them, how sound is measured and what different sounds mean.
Football fan and Arena illustrator, Spike Gerrell was the perfect choice for Walker Book's non-fiction title, Football School: Where Football Rules the World, published this month. Written by bestselling sports writers and broadcasters, Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton, this is the first in a new series of books that explains the world through the prism of football. Readers can find the answers for all manner of subjects such as history, geography, biology and maths.
Come aboard the Rusty Barnacle, and discover Anna Chernyshova's charming illustrations for Captain Firebeard's School for Pirates, the best place to become the fiercest and baddest pirate in all the Seven Seas. It's Tommy's first day and he's extremely nervous, but after a new pirate name, classes in pirate talk and cutlass swishing, plus target practice with huge custard doughnuts, he's top of the class!