The Bear and the Piano wins illustrated book category for the Waterstones Book Prize 2016!

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What an extraordinary day it was yesterday, March 17th 2016, the date of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize - now in its twelfth year and selecting the very, very best in new and emerging talent for children’s writing and illustration. Uniquely, it’s a prize argued over and voted for by the most books-passionate of people; Waterstones’ own experienced booksellers.

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Maddie Frost Takes Us Into Her Magical World of “Scanned Textures”

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To look at one of Maddie Frost’s illustrations is to immediately wonder, “How did she make something so texturally complex look so gorgeously simple and accessible?” Her work is a triumph of composition, of thoughtfulness, of ingenuity.

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A Celebration of the work of David Roberts

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To celebrate the publication of A Beginner’s Guide to Bear Spotting by Michelle Robinson and David Roberts, Sarah Odedina met David for coffee and to talk about his career in publishing, his books and the joys of illustration.

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Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet shortlisted for the LOLLIES book award!

We are very excited to announce that Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet, co-creators of veggie-hero, Supertato have been shortlisted for the best laugh out loud picture book award this year, for the brilliant I need a wee!

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Animal Babies – Thomas Flintham’s New Picture Book for Toddlers

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Learn the names for baby animals and their parents in this new picture book by the acclaimed Thomas FlinthamAnimal Babies is the newest title in an early-concept toddler series from Scholastic.

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Meet Chloe Bonfield – on the terror and joy of illustrating her own words!

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We caught up with Bright artist Chloe Bonfield, author and illustrator of The Perfect Tree published by Running Press, Perseus Books, and illustrator of many other beautiful books. Here are some interesting insights into what makes Chloe tick and how she came up with those all  important ideas…

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Blue & Bertie – Kristyna Litten’s New Picture Book

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Watch out for Kristyna Litten's delightful new picture book, Blue & Bertie (Simon & Schuster) which hits the book shelves this month and is already attracting some lovely reviews. Kristyna's tale is about Bertie, a lost giraffe who unexpectedly finds a new friend called Blue, who makes him look at the world with a different perspective and shows him how to embrace differences.

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Alexander Baidin’s bold, graphic style

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Phosphor Art are really pleased to be representing the St. Petersburg based artist Alexander Baidin. Due to the popularity of Alexander’s work at portfolio reviews we thought we’d share some more of his work with you today.

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