Neal Layton Illustrates Uncle Gobb And The Green Heads


Uncle Gobb And The Green Heads is the second uproarious adventure from the comic pairing of Michael Rosen’s words and Neal Layton’s illustrations, published by Bloomsbury. This time we see Malcolm and the peculiar and rather annoying Uncle Gobb go to America, each with a cunning plan...
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An Unexpected Visitor: Behind the Book with Bright Star Jessica Courtney-Tickle

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Jessica Courtney-Tickle is an incredible talent. Her soft and misty landscapes are dream-like and comforting. The perfect, peaceful way to send little ones off to sleep at night. Her debut picture book is due out in February and published by Egmont. The theme is environmentally friendly as is the material from which the book is made; Egmont use paper sourced from sustainable forests, which is the first message you see on opening the book.

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Tomislav Tomic’s Inside Illustrations for Hogwarts Library Books



Tomislav Tomic’s stunningly intricate black and white illustrations adorn Bloomsbury’s new edition of Hogwarts Library books by J.K. Rowling. Each book is decorated in a slightly different way giving them their own unique personality. 

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Jonny Duddle’s Cave of Doom, Shortlisted for the Laugh Out Loud Book Award

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We all like a good laugh and what can be better to get your child hooked on reading than sharing a funny book with them? Former Children's Laureate, Michael Rosen, has announced the shortlist for the first ever Laugh out Loud Book Awards (The Lollies).

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Bright artist, Lindsey Sagar on the joy of doing what you love.

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As the winner of a CBBC pop-up card competition at the age of 11yrs, it was clear there was a future in illustration and design for Lindsey Sagar!

Lindsey joined Bright back in 2013 and since that time she has flourished in both the children’s publishing and Art licensing industries. Her hard work and determination has ensured an extremely bright future in her chosen career.

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Good news all round from The Bookseller’s Children’s Conference 2015

 

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2015 was a record-breaking year in growth and turnover. Last year the numbers were the best since Neilson reports began. The Bookseller Children’s Conference took place on Tuesday 29th September; with Bright opening our first exhibition, ‘Where The Story Began’;

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Simon Bartram’s Theatre Alibi Poster: Olive & The Dream Train

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Simon Bartram has illustrated the poster and promotional material for Theatre Alibi's new play, Olive & The Dream Train. Simon's surreal interpretation of the brief fits the style and content of the play perfectly and his portrayal of Olive turned out bear an uncanny resemblance to the actor playing the lead part.

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Adam Stower’s Troll and the Oliver at Cartoon Forum 2015

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Arena is very excited that another of our talented artist's, Adam Stower, was also at this year's Cartoon Forum. The trailer forTroll and the Oliver, based on Adam's picture book was pitched to the group of broadcasters as a special, one-off 26 minute animation by Grid Animation in Belgium, in collaboration with Zooper Film and Tinker Labs. Aimed at 6 to 8 year old children, the TV special will be a 3D computer animation.

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