He has a dashing hat. He has a packed lunch of fish finger sandwiches and he is very keen. Meet Mr. Penguin - Professional Adventure and er… penguin is like Indiana Jones meets Hercule Poirot in the first book in a new series written and illustrated by Alex T. Smith.
This month marks the publication day of Neal Layton’s second book in the series about schoolboy Tony Spears and his adventures into space. In The Invincible Tony Spears and the Brilliant Blob, our intrepid explorer can’t resist the urge to press that red button in his kitchen cupboard that transports him to the flight deck of the spaceship Invincible.
We are very pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s SAA Associate Prize for New Talent in Illustration at New Designers 2017 is Sophie Melissa from Falmouth University.
The award is given to a graduate in Illustration who is judged to have created the most fresh and inspiring work at New Designers. The prize is a career-making six months trial representation by one of the SAA’s member agents to be revealed soon, so watch this space.
This stunning cover illustration for Enid Bagnold’s, National Velvet is by the very talented Graham Carter, commissioned by Egmont for their Modern Classic series.
We just love Euan Cook’s cover illustrations for Gabrielle Kent’s fantasy series, Alfie Bloom - published this month by Scholastic.
Euan’s eye-catching images and lettering beautifully reflect the spell-binding adventure stories about eleven year-old Alfie whose dull and lonely life is transformed after discovering that he has inherited a castle full of wonders and an ancient magic hidden inside him. However, dangerous forces are after his powerful magic and it’s up to him, his family and his friends to keep the magic safe.
Aleksei Bitskoff was commissioned by Egmont to illustrate their new edition of the classic Family series by Enid Blyton, published this month. The Seaside Family and The Caravan Family are fun-filled adventure stories, perfect holiday reading for children aged 5 years and up.
Bloomsbury’s 20th Anniversary Editions of Harry Potter and Philosophers Stone are published on 26th June, beautifully illustrated by Levi Pinfold.
Written by the award-winning author, David Almond, The Tale of Angelino Brown, is a warm and witty tale with charming illustrations by Alex T. Smith, published by Walker Books. Alex had great fun depicting Angelino, the little curly haired angel’s antics in this wonderful children’s story.
Frances Castle’s full colour illustrations are a joy to behold in this fun non-fiction book with a twist. Spot the Mistake: Lands of Long Ago, published by Wide Eyed Editions, tests your knowledge of history by spotting 20 mistakes in every detailed scene.