Me Books have just launched Alex T Smith's enhanced ebook editions of Ella and Primrose, narrated by actress and comedian Lucy Porter. Me Books have developed a special patented ‘draw and record’ technology allowing children to create interactive hotspots and record their own narration and sounds. The result is a brilliantly entertaining new way for families to enjoy reading stories together. These unique and personal editions can then be saved and treasured for years to come.
Alex T Smith's exciting new picture book 'Primrose', is published by Scholastic this month. Primrose is a princess who just wants to have fun but the King tells her off for climbing trees and the Queen shrieks when she catches her jumping on the bed with Percy the pug. She isn't allowed to dig in the garden or cook cakes in the kitchen, her life is boring, boring, boring! This is until Grandmama comes for a visit and reminds everyone in the royal household how important it is to have some belly-laughs. This book is very pink, feisty and a lot of fun - it's available in hardback, paperback and the ebook is narrated by Lucy Porter through Me Books. Alex T Smith is represented by Arena
At last the wait is over, Jonny Duddle, author of bestselling The Pirates Next Door, has a new picture book published by Templar this month. The King of Space is an intergalactic adventure, set on a Moog Farm on a small moon in the Gamma Quadrant. Rex may seem to be your average mini galactic citizen but he hatches an evil plan to become KING OF SPACE and conquer the known universe (and some bits we don't know about too). There are lots of aliens, warbots, a kidnapped Princess and dung blasters too! Here are just a few of the spreads as a taster but you'll have to buy the book from your local bookshop to find out more.
Jonny Duddle is represented by Arena
We are excited to announce that 'The Princess and the Frog', published by Ladybird books is out now, featuring the gorgeous illustrations of Livia Coloji. Having previously produced artwork for Sleeping Beauty in the same series of classic fairy tales, Livia was commissioned again, as Ladybird loved her effortless style and charming characterisations. She has proved to be the perfect choice to bring a fresh, contemporary take on these much loved stories.
Livia Coloji is represented by The Organisation
‘It’s been an exciting start to the year for Bright artists with a lot to follow in 2013. Take a look below at all the latest news from Bright Group International:
We are extremely excited and proud to announce that Ada Grey, one of Bright’s newest stars has been chosen by Bloomsbury for their new royal baby book ‘Shh don’t wake the royal baby!’ Due for release to coincide with the birth of the royal baby. Ada has also been signed up to a two book deal with Little Tiger Press - we are very excited to see Ada’s progression with us this year, stay tuned!
Nicola O’Byrne’s debut picture book, ‘Open Very Carefully’ has been published this month by Nosy Crow and is available to buy on Amazon Now! This funny tale for young children is about a very grumpy crocodile trapped in entirely the wrong story – a must read for your kids!
We’re sending big congratulations over the pond to our US agent Kirsten Hall and to our UK based artist Shelagh McNicholas for their book, ‘Tea Time with Sophia Grace and Rosie’ making its debut on the Ellen Show! The book, published by Scholastic was quickly put together by those involved to feature Ellen’s favourite guests, Sophia Grace and Rosie.
And finally our wonderful Ben Mantle has won the 2013 Bishop’s Stortford Picture Book Award! Competing against 50 other picture books, ‘Callum’s Incredible Construction Kit’ published by Egmont won the votes and affections of over 1300 school children.
I couldn’t resist posting this beautiful Christmas image of an Angel doll by our very own Sophie Tilley! The doll is designed and made by Sophie which is just one of her many talents!
Sophie is the artist responsible for the charming illustrations in the highly successful series of books published by Simon and Schuster "Princess Evies Ponies" written by Sarah Kilbride.
Sophie is happiest creating her own characters and animals, and has developed lots of arts and crafts ideas which she promotes on the Etsy site.
She also designs and develops a range of children’s products, notebooks, character dolls, soft toys and decorative stationary items.
With the obvious French influences of her mother, Sophie always brings a little more in French style to her designs and illustrations.
At the moment she is working on a series of books based on her own characters and writing. More to be revealed very soon!
Sophie is represented by Artist Partners