Simon Bartram: Bob and Barry: Curse of the Werefleas

Simon Bartram's Bob and Barry's Lunar Adventures continue in Curse of the Werefleas, published this month by Templar.

A big, hairy asteroid clips the moon and it take Bob and his dog, Barry, ages to clear up the itchy dust. Next morning Bob finds the itching is worse, and he has a strange hunger for  - meat! Under a microscope all becomes clear, the dust was actually thousands of WEREFLEAS, travelling across the galaxy, turning planets and asteroids into hairy, scary, werewolf -infested places with their cursed bite! Can Bob save the Moon from the same fate, especially if he's feeling hair-raisingly unusual himself? Fortunately, Barry is there to help him, canine-to-canine!

Simon Bartram is represented by Arena

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Neal Layton wins School Library Association Award

Congratulations to Neal Layton whose book, The Story of Stars, has won the SLA Information Book Award for the under 7's category. The judges said that his book is… "a superb simple and straightforward book which informs through being totally entertaining: with working pop-ups, humour and an imaginative progression - it is a totally engaging delight." 

Neal's interest in life, the universe and everything has led to an amazing amount of research and his collaboration with paper engineer, Richard Ferguson has created a unique, child friendly view of the stars, solar systems and galaxies. Neal poses and answers the big questions that you might ask when you look up at the night sky full of stars and wonder: "what are they and where are they?". This book is the third in the series, published by Hodder Children's Books.

Neal Layton 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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Gary Parson and McFly

Garry Parsonss latest collaboration with the boys from McFly was released last month and stomped straight up the bestsellers charts. This book sees Danny and Dinosaur head off on a super space adventure and of course features plenty of poop in planetary proportions.

Garry Parson is represented by Meiklejohn

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Tom Cole’s Space Race book for Nobrow

We are delighted to announce that Tom Cole’s beautifully illustrated concertina book ‘Space Race’ for Nobrow, is out now! The much anticipated latest work from Tom does not disappoint. With stunning colours and a flowing narrative describing the events of the Space Race it makes a beautiful gift for those interested in space or just for those who love and appreciate illustration. Buy your own copy here.

Tom Cole is represented by the Artworks

Starbucks China

Mark Oliver's magnificent work for Starbucks China is now live.  JWT Shanghai commissioned Mark for ten illustrations, each of a different planet to represent ten Frappuchino flavours. The illustrations also had to accommodate a photographic image of the Frappuchino. Mark says "The plan was to create an amazing HTML 5 animation for the web and all illustrations had to be complete within three weeks."  See it here.

Mark Oliver is represented by Illustration

 

Garry Parsons

Garry Parsons was commissioned to illustrate the story for a recent episode of CBeebies ‘Driver Dan’s Story Train’. Garry is an award winning Children’s book illustrator. He has written and illustrated many books which have become firm favourites in homes across the country, making him the perfect choice to illustrate a story for Driver Dan to read to the nations little ones.

Garry Parsons is represented by Meiklejohn

Simon Bartram at Gateshead Library

A bit of good library news for a change. Gateshead Library has just re-opened after a £2.5 million redevelopment. It's brand new children's library is now home to a few of Simon Bartram's illustrations from his book, Bob's Best Ever Friend in supersize on the walls. Simon, who lives locally to this important resource for the community, was on hand to do some Bob events for the opening weekend.

Simon Bartram is represented by Arena

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