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Book Nerd by Holly Maguire is out now via Workman Publishing

We are excited to share Holly Maguire’s collaboration with Workman Publishing; Book Nerd, which was released this week. A celebration of all things bookish and biblio, Book Nerd is full of Holly’s incredible illustrations and musings on one of her favourite subjects; books!

Guided by the team at Workman, Holly worked with editors Kylie and Sarah and Graphic Designer Rae Ann to structure the book, Holly was really able to take time to focus on each page and add abundant detail to the illustrations, honing in on what makes Holly’s work so appealing and full of character.

A perfect volume for any Bibliophile!

Holly Maguire is represented by The Artworks

Jesús Sotés imbues mystery with the pesonal in his illustrations for Bibliomysteries.

The signed limited edition of Bibliomysteries, published by Suntup Editions is a collection of short mystery fiction, all linked by a central element, the biblio in the mystery or, the book — “each story is set against a backdrop of libraries, bookstores, rare manuscripts, priceless volumes, or eccentric book collectors.”

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Feeling Festive with Alex T Smith

After an unusually challenging year it's comforting to know that Christmas is only a matter of weeks away. With eager young book worms to treat it's time to start our Christmas book wish lists, what better way to start the festive season than with a seasonally suitable picture book. In Iceland it's a long held tradition to present your nearest and dearest with a new book, this celebration is called Jolabokaflod, which translates roughly to “Christmas book flood” and we can't think of a better Christmas treat than a copy of The Twelve Days of Christmas by Alex T. Smith published by Macmillan Children's Books

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We made the 2021 Blue Peter Book Award Short-list!

We were completely thrilled to see the big reveal of the prestigious 2021 Blue Peter Book Award shortlist. What a dazzling array of brilliant books for all ages and reading abilities. We are especially excited to see Aleksei Bitskoff featured in the books for 9-11 year old category with Life of Riley: Beginner’s Luck written by Simon James Green and published by Scholastic. You can read more in our blog post here. Since 2000, the enormously popular and influential Blue Peter Book Awards have been recognising and celebrating the best authors, the most creative illustrators and the greatest reads for children. Watch a short introduction to this amazing shortlist HERE.

This funny, gentle story is packed with snappy humour and hilarious characters. You can’t help but love Riley, a brilliant, witty, world-weary kid and long-suffering underdog. There’s a lovely message about being grateful for all the things that you have and for appreciating the people who support you, no matter what. Perfect for Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans or children about to start secondary school, though there’s a lot of fun to be had for grown ups here too.

You can grab a copy of Life of Riley Beginner's Luck HERE

Aleksei Bitzkoff is represented by Arena Illustration, you can view his online portfolio HERE

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