We are delighted to announce that Adam Stower has scooped the 2020 Alligators Mouth Award for Illustrated Early Fiction with King Coo and the Curse of the Mummy's Gold (Published by David Fickling Books)
You can see him win the award here awarded by Nick Sharratt and watch his acceptance speech.
A panel of seven experts in children's literature including Illustrators Nick Sharratt and Yasmeen Ismail together selected King Coo and the Curse of the Mummy's Gold as the winner of the 2020 Award. With strong competition from the likes of Ali Pye and Alex Milway, this year's shortlist showcased some of the most exciting illustrated fiction available for avid young readers.
Clare Elsom has a new book out with the lovely publisher Usborne. "Dodos have been extinct for over 300 years. But what if they could be given another chance at life? Just imagine that!
Calling all mini writers and home school heroes! Claude creator Alex T. Smith has been keeping the grey cells sharpened during lock down with a host of tantalizing story ideas to help budding young authors get their creative juices flowing.
Parents of bored children, we’ve got you! Thanks to a lovely little initiative by the good guys at @counterprintbooks you can now download line drawings by @malikafavre and @paulthurlby ready to print off and colour in. Link via @counterprintbooks bio ... send us your kid’s results and we’ll post them in our stories
"Sometimes I feel as big as a bear . . . But there will always be someone bigger than me. There are lots of ways that we can feel, so many emotions big and small. Sarah Maycock explores our feelings through a collection of animal similes and poetic prose, imagined with sublime illustrations that perfectly embody each emotion. Even a big bear can feel small sometimes. A thought-provoking one-off picture book from an illustrator skyrocketing in popularity."