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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Miguel Ordóñez and Jimmy Fallon present ‘Dada’

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Miguel Ordóñez recently worked with American talk show host Jimmy Fallon on a children’s book for US publisher Macmillan. The tongue-in-cheek book encourages babies to utter ‘Dada’ as their first word. We think Miguel did a great job with the fun illustrations!

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Kristyna Litten: This Day in June

In celebration of Gay Pride this month, This Day in June illustrated by Kristyna Litten is published by Magination Press part of the American Psychological Society (APA). Written by Gayle E Pitman, a professor of psychology, the book aims to enable parents to talk to their children about all aspects of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, in a fun and inclusive way. The APA are committed to the promotion of the equitable and just treatment of all segments of society and this book is published to open doors for children to understand, respect and accept LGBT people from a young age.

Village Q posted a great review saying: "Litten's delightful illustrations capture the range of human exuberance, from shirtless leather folk to marching band members to grandstanding politicos in convertibles."

Kristyna Litten is represented by Arena

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Lift Off!

Colin Elgie works with The Ideas Department to create this comic style mural for a public lavatory.

The Men's Toilet in Golden Square Shopping Centre in Warrington now has a fantastic wall of art designed to encourage children and grown-ups to wash their hands. The design cleverly incorporates the hand dryers into a series of retro rocket ships. We'd love to see one for the ladies too!

Colin Elgie is represented by Illustration Ltd

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World Book Day Illustrator: Alex T Smith

Alex T Smith is the official illustrator for World Book Day 2014. He was thrilled to be asked to provide the illustrations for this year's promotional material. The brief was great fun, picking up on all of Alex’s favourite things to draw, appealing to children from nursery age to ten years old. Watch out for Alex as he tours the country this month visiting book shops, festivals and children's learning centres.

Now in its 17th year, World Book Day is the biggest celebration of books, reading, authors & illustrators of its kind, for children of all ages in the UK. Designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, it is marked in over 100 countries worldwide.

The major aim of World Book Day is to encourage children to discover the power of reading for pleasure by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. Every year, over 14 million £1 book tokens are distributed to over 46,650 educational establishments nationwide (nursery and pre-school through to secondary) – one for nearly every child in full-time education in the country.

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Robyn Neild

Robyn Neild was delighted to be asked to illustrate the cover of the paperback edition of 'The Holiday Home' by Fern Britton. Having already created the cover art for the hardback edition, Robyn's whimsical illustration style perfectly reflects the warm and humorous tone of Fern's writing.

Robyn Neild is represented by New Division

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Gary Newman

Gary Newman was commissioned by Orlebar Brown to create his and hers masks for their online competition. The luxury menswear brand have been asking people to print out and put on their masks and take a photo showing where they have been this summer.

Gary Newman is represented by New Division

 

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Serge Seidlitz for Barclaycard

Barclaycard Unwind promises a 'Smileaday' every day for 365 days with a new smile inducing doodle by Serge Seidlitz. The function of the website is to promote gigs, festivals and other fun prizes. See here for more smiles - http://smileaday.barclaycardunwind.com/

Serge Seidlitz is represented by Debut Art

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