The Organisation head to London and Bologna!

The Organisation will be attending both London and Bologne Book Fairs this year so feel free to drop us a line at to make an appointment! We look forward to seeing you all there!


The Organisation Latest News

Who wants to live with Hilda?


We are thrilled to announce that Merce Canals’ most recent project ‘Living With Hilda (can be inconvenient)’ has won the 36th Destino Infantile Apel les Mestres International Children’s Book Award! Last spring author Bel Olid sent Merce a tale about a little girl who was trying to adopt a new pet and these dynamic images are the result.
“Living with a crocodile might sound thrilling, but it can be inconvenient. She’s got so many teeth, she spends HOURS brushing them in the bathroom. And once they’re clean, she’s still a crocodile. What if she’s suddenly hungry and eats ME up? A parrot’s much better”.
As innocent as Hilda first appears with her large glasses, sweet bunches and braces, as the story unfolds you realise that maybe this funny girl is the real problem and not the beasts of the forest and the savannah…she is capricious and impatient and all of them disappoint her!
‘Living with Hilda (and its disadvantages)’ is published by Editorial Destino and out this month!

To see more of Merce's vibrant portfolio click here


Merce Canals


Fabulous 2017 Calendar Giveaway!


What could be better than having all of the most up to date news from The Organisation’s fabulously talented artists delivered straight to your inbox every month?

Even better, as a thank you, we will send you a download of our gorgeous 2017 calendar featuring beautiful illustrations to brighten up your days all through the year! If you are a commissioning client and would like to be added to our mailing list, simply send your email address to, sit back and enjoy your monthly treat packed with all the latest from our wonderful artists!!


A Review to make Bistra Blush!


We are thrilled to announce that the enchanting story of 'Dario and the Whale', Illustrated by the fabulous Bistra Masseva has been named one of the Best Picture Books of 2016 by Shelf Awareness!

Their hugely complimentary review is a joy to read and is also sure to make Bistra Blush!!

"The almost holy wonder of looking into a whale's eye is sublimely captured in the inviting, richly textured paintings of Bulgarian-born illustrator Bistra Masseva".

To see more of Bistra's enchanting work, click here!


Richard Johnson's Musical Nursery Rhymes


Just released by Usborne Publishing, Musical Nursery Rhymes is the perfect addition to any child's bookshelf! Press the buttons on the pages of this delightful book to hear the tunes for seven well-loved nursery rhymes, including Humpty Dumpty, Little Bo-peep, Sing a Song of Sixpence and Hey Diddle Diddle. This charming volume includes the words for each rhyme and delightful illustrations by Richard Johnson with 'finger-trails' and cut-out shapes to discover. What more could you ask for!

Get your own copy here


Richard Johnson


Richard Johnson for Ladybug Magazine


As the evenings draw in and we all start to feel like hibernating until next spring, the wonderful Richard Johnson’s Winter cover for Cricket Media’s ‘Ladybug Magazine’ is just what we need to remind us that this time of year can also be quite beautiful! This gorgeous cover with its fluffy snow flakes, crisp colours and adorable woodland animals is enough to melt anyone’s frosty heart! Richard’s cover adorns one of just 9 issues of ‘Ladybug’ released this year, all of which are illustrated by award-winning artists for children aged from 3 to 6 and bursting with engaging stories and poems for preschoolers with the aim of sparking a love of reading (and perhaps, in this case, Winter) that will last a lifetime!

see Richard's stunning portfolio here...


Richard Johnson


It's Raining Cats and Dogs!


Last week we saw the young (and perhaps not so young, in some cases!) take to the streets dressed as werewolves, witches and black cats for Halloween! Whether you favoured a canine or feline theme, you are sure to love Gareth Lucas' new collaboration with Usborne Publishing!

Get it here!


Get Swept Away with David Dean and Huckleberry Finn!


After escaping from his cruel father, Huckleberry Finn teams up with runaway slave, Jim, and they head off on a raft down the Mississippi River. But danger is always close at hand - will they survive and win their freedom?
Oxford Children's Classics, Oxford University Press, present not only a visually exciting and original, unabridged story of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, but also include help for young people to discover a whole world of new adventures with an amazing assortment of recommendations and activities to support the text! Get your copy now!

To see more of David's wonderful stuff click here!


David Dean


Making Music with Richard Johnson!


If you are of a musical bent and fancy gathering friends and family around the piano for a good old fashioned sing-song this fabulous cloth-bound hardback book with simple arrangements of traditional Christmas music for voice and piano will be your perfect festive companion! There are lyrics for all the carols, and chords for playing on a guitar, and the melody line can also be played on a recorder or violin. With beautiful illustrations, this lovely book will be enjoyed for many Christmases to come!

To see more of Richard's work, click here


Richard Johnson


The A to Z of Success!


We are so excited at the fabulous news this morning!!! Massive congratulations to the totally awesome Gareth Lucas who won the Sainsbury's book awards baby and toddler book illustrator prize with Peekaboo A to Z published by Little Tiger Press last night!!! Here is the man of the hour himself at the ceremony! Well done Gareth - hope you had an amazing night!


Gareth Lucas


Snow Joke!


Oh, what fun it is to ride … all the winter machines! Climb aboard snow plough, rail ploughs, salt trucks, the iconic Zamboni and many more in this bright, action-packed, ride-along adventure for children!
There is a decided nip in the air and drawing in of the evenings at this time of year that reminds us that winter is on its way but fear not! Beautifully illustrated by Carmen Mok, Ride the Big Machines in Winter will make you fall in love all over again with the snow and ice as the big, powerful winter machines go about their daily work in the freezing towns, cities, lakes and seas! Out today from HarperCollins!

To see more of Carmen's wonderful work, click here!


Carmen Mok


David Dean: The Barefoot Book of Children


Stunning new work from David Dean!
Empower tomorrow's global citizens to grasp today's critical social issues with The Barefoot Book of Children. Hand-painted illustrations and straightforward text directly engage the reader, inviting children to ask themselves: How do other children live? How are we different? And most importantly: How are we alike? The Barefoot Book of Children is a playful, powerful and thought-provoking celebration of both the big ideas and the everyday moments that reveal our common humanity and tie us all together.

“More than just an exploration of our commonalities, The Barefoot Book of Children is an affirmation of our inherent dignity as human beings”
— Caryl Stern, President & CEO, U. S. Fund for UNICEF

see more of his amazing work here...


David Dean


Stunning Work for Plai Festival!


The amazing Livia Coloji has been very busy recently preparing artwork for posters, tshirts, entry bracelets, banners and activity booklets for the wonderful PLAI Festival in Romania!
PLAI is an international world music and art festival that takes place every year in the second weekend of September at the Banat Village Museum, Timisoara Romania and this year Livia was tasked with creating all of the promotional items for this unique event!
The idea for PLAI was born on a summer day in June, after a visit to the Banat Village Museum. The location continues to be very important for the festival, an event that celebrates Romania's diversity and multicultural heritage. An event for people of all ages, full of activities designed to spark passions and music from all around the world, diversity, in all its forms, has a special place here.
Here are some of Livia's beautiful artworks for the festival - we think she did an amazing job!

More of Livia's Lovely stuff!


Girl Power!


This gorgeously written novel in verse about three girls in three different time periods who grew up to become groundbreaking scientists is the wonderful Victoria Assanelli's latest collaboration. Told in vibrant, evocative poems, this stunning novel celebrates the joy of discovery and finding wonder in the world around us.

Maria Merian discovered the truth about metamorphosis through studying caterpillars and documented her findings in gorgeous paintings of the life cycles of insects. More than a century later, the intrepid and patient Mary Anning discovered fossils that would change people’s vision of the past. Across the ocean, Maria Mitchell explored the starry sky through a telescope and longed to discover a new comet and after years of studying the night sky, finally did.

Learn how three fearless and remarkable girls became three celebrated scientists whose innovations influenced modern science and changed perceptions about the role of women! Available now and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Victoria's fabulous portfolio can be viewed here