Jonny Duddle, the creator of best-selling picture book The Pirate Cruncher, has a new pirate adventure published in October by Templar. The Pirates Next Door stars the Jolley-Rogers, the pirate family who move to Dull-on-Sea and cause no end of rumours amongst the locals. But for their next door neighbour Matilda, life suddenly gets more interesting.
The first edition hardcover has a fold-out poster of the Jolly-Rogers and there's a stunning double gatefold inside.
Jonny Duddle is represented by Arena
Leading children's book illustrator, Richard Johnson, has recently produced a magnificent pop up book based on the classic tale of Pinocchio, for Templar publishing. It really is a stunning piece of work, and it sure to be a big hit. His beautifully rendered imagery jumps out of the pages, bringing the story to life in an exciting fresh way. It is an exciting addition to the Templar catalogue, which already includes Richard's successful 'Alice in Wonderland' pop up book. Well done Richard!
Richard Johnson is represented by the Organisation
Jonny Duddle and Aleksei Bitskoff have teamed up to illustrate The Monstrous Book of Monsters, published by Templar this month. The book is written in notebook form with pop-up and lift-up elements for readers to delve into. It's packed with plenty of foul facts on how to spot and avoid monsters, including defensive tactics, monstrous infections, monster myths and monster mysteries.
This is Aleksei's debut picture book, and Jonny's second book with Templar, following his hugely successful picture book The Pirate Cruncher.
We are immensely proud to announce the news that Grahame Baker-Smith has won this year's CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for his novel "FArTHER" published by Templar. Congratulations to Grahame for this much deserved and prestigious award. Read more here.