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.
This edition of “The Insider” takes a look at Bright artist Steph Laberis’ successful partnership with Little Golden Books. Since 1942, the renowned company has been publishing beloved books for children, including two of our favorites, My Little Golden Book About Sharks and The Little Grumpy Cat that Wouldn’t. Read on for Steph’s thoughts on collaboration, design, and capturing the essence of Grumpy Cat:
THIS WEEK author and illustrator, Benji Davies, creator of The Storm Whale and Grandad’s Island, launched his highly anticipated picture book, The Storm Whale in Winter. Benji describes the book as being like the journey home; just asStorm Whale takes us out to sea, the sequel carries us back, as we find that Noi’s kind deed to the little whale was never forgotten.
Nostalgic and gentle, this book is beautifully crafted, with filmic, sometimes panoramic illustrations and a plot line that will give the reader goosebumps (in a good way) — so strong is the message and sense of there being a true friendship between boy and whale.
So after a wonderful book launch, hosted by our brilliant colleagues at Simon and Schuster, and in anticipation of our cosy Christmas story time, where Benji will be reading us his heart-warming story, I wanted to find out a little bit more about the man behind the books… LM
Coming soon published on October the 6th 2016 is the third hilarious children's novel from Demolition Dad and Superhero Street author Phil Earle, illustrated by Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlisted artist, Sara Ogilvie.
As with the previous titles, The War Next Door features black and white illustrations throughout.....
Huge congratulations to Sarah Dennis who was named 'Best Emerging Illustrator' in the Junior Design Awards 2016. New Division artist Sarah, was thrilled to win the accolade, voted for by the magazine's readers.
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!
Huge congratulations to Alex T. Smith who seems to be on a winning streak! He has won the AOI World Illustration Children's Book Award for illustrating Egmont's 60th Anniversary edition of the Dodie Smith classic, The Hundred and One Dalmatians.
Much awaited new book by the dynamic sibling duo: Sleeping Beauty - a midcentury fairy tale retold by Lynn Roberts-Maloney and superbly illustrated by the much loved David Roberts. This beautiful book was launched this month to huge trade and fan anticipation - we are still receiving some wonderful reviews in the press and the social network was on fire with complimentary comments !
Raised on fairytales and cartoons, Joshua has a love for bright and whimsical imagery, his work combines a flair for the fantastical and an air of nostalgia. He received his BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design where he was the two-term president of a social sorority. He then went on to receive his MFA in Illustration Practice at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Currently residing in Chicago, IL, Joshua spends his time between illustrating, daylighting as a college professor and a fitness instructor, and avoiding the cold. He joined Bright earlier in 2016 and has been honing his portfolio since.