Sarah Dennis worked with Carlton Books to produce the fantastic Papercut Woodland, a guide to making your own papercuts. Starting with basic paper cutting techniques and building to more delicate pieces, Sarah produced twenty original designs on a woodland theme, which have created a truly stunning book.
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.
Mark Beech has teamed up with acclaimed publisher Nosy Crow and The British Museum to create the hilarious Maurice the Museum Mouse’s book Amazing of Facts and Jokes. An assortment of facts and jokes from ‘rollicking Romans’ to amusing Aztecs - all things about the ancient that will make you and your friends laugh your heads off!
Last year, our very own rising star Rebecca Elliott made an appearance on BBC Radio 2 alongside nationally loved & publicly acclaimed Clare Balding, OBE. The interview, which took place in the last half our of the show, focused on Rebecca’s publishing inspiration from her daughter Clemmie and two sons, Toby and Benjamin. Rebecca is one of the first storytellers to tackle ethical subjects such as disability and death within her illustrations – portraying ‘heart-warming rather than heart-breaking’ story lines. Having taken part in her ‘fair share’ of commercial children’s books, Rebecca wanted to share and explore the subjects that children are genuinely interested in and ask daily questions about, but for some reason, no one wants to discuss.
Rebecca Elliott is represented by The Bright Agency
Illustrator and flash animator Luella Wright was asked to provide the background illustrations and animations for Justin's World, a series of interactive learning and play apps presented by Justin Fletcher, the nation's favourite pre-school entertainer. These were selected as 'editors choice' by Apple and No.1 in the education category.
“The illustrations deserve a mention because you can tell that they have been done with love and care. The texture in the smallest of things, such as the leaves, is beautiful...Parents and children will delight in working through the story. The app is a feast for little eyes, ears and brains!" - The Educational App Store
Luella Wright is represented by Phosphor Art.
Duncan Beedie designs a poster for Scholastic in the US.
One of Duncan's most recent commissions is now hanging on the walls of classrooms and conveys an inspirational message; 'The expert in anything was once a beginner'. The campaign is to encourage children to dream and achieve in their choice of career, Duncan's child friendly illustrations do the job perfectly.
Duncan Beedie is represented by Illustration
We are very pleased to announce that Thomas Flintham's Marvellous Maths, written by Jonathan Litton and published by Templar, has been shortlisted in the 'Best Book for Facts' category for the very influential Blue Peter Book Awards 2014. The two winning books will be announced live on Blue Peter for World Book Day on 6th March 2014.
Marvellous Maths is an engaging and exciting exploration of maths, from the invention of zero to the geometry of a donut! Clear, humorous text with Tom's bright illustrations and interactive novelties help explain topics including numbers, geometry, probability, transformations and statistics. The focus is on making maths accessible and exciting, so each topic has an investigation for young number-smiths to try at home.
It's been Thomas Flintham's month as his book, Molecule Mayhem, written by Tom Adams, won this year's 2013 ALCS Award for Educational Writing. This book is an outstanding example of a non-fiction pop-up chemistry book that inspires young readers aged 5-11 years, as it seeks to engage by introducing them to complex concepts in the strange nature of matter.
Thomas Flintham is represented by Arena