Anna Doherty is an author illustrator from Edinburgh, whose work grabbed the attention of publishers at her Children's Book Illustration MA graduation show from Cambridge School of Art. Her final year project on Ada Lovelace was picked up by Wren and Rook and was transformed into the successful Fantastically Feminist series. Since then, Anna has enjoyed working across a range of projects featuring illustrations that are full of warmth, humour and adorable characters.
David Litchfield has appeared on the Indie Book Awards 2021 Shortlist not just once, but twice, taking two of the six coveted spots on the list.
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!
For those keen on adventure and excited to start taking steps to reading independently these early readers are perfect. The Long Way Home, written by Corrinne Averiss and illustrated by Kristyna Litten is published by Little Tiger Press this month.
From the creator of Otto Blotter Bird Spotter comes a brand-new oceanic adventure by author and illustrator Graham Carter. The Story Thief with its shimmering foiled cover and atmospheric colour pallet emerges a new timeless classic published by Andersen Press.
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.