Ella Okstad's second Nelly Title for OUP!

Ella Okstad's art shines with Nelly and the Sky Lantern!

After the huge success of ‘The Quest for Captain Peabody’, Ronald Chambers and Ella Okstad’s crazy creation - Nelly Peabody -  is back, and this time the tenacious tike and her faithful turtle investigate the mysterious disappearance of her mother! Nelly’s adventure is packed with eccentric characters stunningly brought to life by Ella’s beautifully bold signature two-colour style. Loose yourself in her humour-filled scenes as you climb with Nelly and Columbus to the tops of the clouds in a laundry basket and dive to the murky depths of the ocean in an oversized tin can! 

Nelly’s resourceful and courageous nature is perfectly complimented by Ella’s distinct and quirky style, and her love of creating characters full of personality and mischief certainly shines through in this gorgeous book! We challenge you not to fall in love with Nelly and Columbus when it comes out this month!


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Quino Marin's Exquisite 'What Katy Did' Covers!


Quino Marin's striking cover portraits for the newest editions of these much-loved stories for Little, Brown Book Group​ beautifully convey Katy's determined and adventurous streak and combine with a wonderfully subtle nod to the first edition that featured a procession of Katydid - a species of cricket - against a plain saffron cover!

In these enchanting tales by Susan Coolidge of 1872, Katy speaks with a charm and directness that remains as fresh as when it was written. 'What Katy Did' sees the 12 Year old Katy Carr as a scruffy tomboy who is forever getting into trouble whereas in 'What Katy Did at School' we meet a more mature and thoughtful girl as she and Clover prepare to attend the fictional Hillsover school in New Hampshire. In this sequel to the classic novel of American Childhood the girls travel north, the landscape opens and alters; flat plains give way to high mountains and the air turns "cool and full of a brilliant zest, which the Western girls had never before tasted."

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Gareth Lucas is Dino-mite!


Not content with the hugely successful Look and Find Zoo last month, the wonderfully talented and prolific Gareth Lucas has yet another spectacular book of beasties to spot, count and identify out this month! This latest gem from Usborne Publishing's ‘Look and Find’ sees Gareth tackling T-Rexs and Triceratops, Stegosaurus and Styracosaurs, all with his usual exquisite attention to detail and infused with wonderfully subtle humour and exploding with creativity and colour!

get your copy here!


Gareth Lucas


Ella Okstad's Five Children and It!


Have you ever met a Psammead? When 5 siblings start exploring a gravel pit not far from their new home, they discover an incredible creature who has eyes like a snail, ears like a bat and the body of a spider, and is very bad tempered indeed! This new edition from Alma Books of the much loved classic tale is Illustrated by the wonderful Ella Okstad whose enchanting, playful and expressive style brings the unexpected and catastrophic consequences of the children’s wishes for beauty, wings and wealth vividly to life!
Ella’s work, filled with its hallmark movement and energy, perfectly compliments this action packed tale and leaves us asking the question: persuading an extremely grumpy sand fairy to grant your wish - what could possibly go wrong?!!

Find out here!


Ella Okstad


Steve Horrocks' Creatures at Number 9!


Keesha and Nick have two big problems: 1. Their favourite park might be closing and 2. Monsters have moved in next door! Steve Horrocks’ visually stunning work for the 'Oxford Reading Tree All Stars' fiction series combines his trademark hilarious and lovable characters with a hugely imaginative story of friendship and acceptance!

Steve’s bold and humorous style is perfectly suited to this popular series which aims to use the most engaging illustration to aid understanding and spark a lifelong love of reading! It has certainly inspired us to grab a copy!

Get your own here!


Steve Horrocks


Too Many Dragons for Spider Magazine!


Can you really have too much of a good thing? Two children discover that when that good thing is dragons, then probably the answer is yes! Giovanni Abeille’s stunningly beautiful work for Cricket Media’s short story ‘Too Many Dragons’ appears in the this month’s edition of SPIDER Magazine. With a subtle and sublime colour palate and striking use of texture and depth, these illustrations are sure to make this story a firm favourite with their young readers! Giovanni, who studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Naples, demonstrates his exceptional skills in characterisation in these pieces - beautifully capturing Skoki’s deep longing for the little brown creature she has only read about in books - the Stink Bug! From tiny dragons entangled in her hair to huge dragons nesting on top of her family’s garage, Skoki’s frustration with her densely populated imaginary world can be clearly felt! We can’t help feeling however, that Skoki should be careful what she wishes for next!!


Giovanni Abeille


Barbara Bongini's Beauty and the Very Beastly Beast


This month sees the release of this fabulously fun and feisty picture book retelling of a classic fairytale. Sumptuously illustrated by the amazing Barbara Bongini, ‘Beauty and the Very Beastly Beast’ sees the glamorous Belle leave her darling ‘Popsey’ and beloved sisters behind to live with the dreaded Beast!

Barbara chose to depict these unique characters in 1930s setting and costume, beautifully complimenting the P.G. Wodehouse-style humour of the text and creating a truly wonderful backdrop to each humour filled scene! We think you will agree with Belle that, even when the beast is being beastly, it would be impossible to resist those huge sad eyes!

Get your copy here!


Barbara Bongini


Alison's Cowboy Cover for Cricket!


Perfect for imaginative readers aged from 9 to 14, CRICKET Magazine has delighted and entertained generations of kids with contemporary stories and classic literature from the world’s best writers. Paired with illustrations so beautiful they take your breath away, these fabulously atmospheric vistas of Alison's are set to be a runaway success!

Get your copy here!


Alison Jay


Barbara's Bongini's Puzzling Pictures!


These gorgeous activity sheets have been produced by Scholastic using Barbara's wonderful illustrations to promote the release of 'Beauty and the Very Beastly Beast'! Written by Mark Sperring, with whom Barbara previously worked on ‘Cinderella and her very Bossy Sisters’, this month's release sees Belle take on maybe more than she bargained for when she moves in with the sloppy, scary and irritable beast!

To download your very own copy of these fun activity sheets click here!


Barbara Bongini


Meet Emily's Cute Creations!


Emily creates whimsical illustrations for children’s publishing and lively patterns for fabric, apparel, stationery, home décor and much more and we are so excited that she has been chosen to be featured in this week's Illustrator Saturday!

To read the full interview click here!


Emily Emerson


Richard Johnson for Benziger


Richard johnson has once again produced some truly stunning imagery for the covers of Benziger's new Christian educational program of books for the 'Blest Are We' series. Featuring many of the Bible's most recognisable stories and the lessons we can learn from them, Richard's work is the perfect accompaniment!

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Gareth Lucas - Look & Find Zoo for Usborne!


Are you ready to have fun at the zoo? You will be once you've got hold of your copy of Gareth lucas' brand new Usborne title 'Look and Find Zoo'. A sumptuously illustrated book bursting with animals to spot, creatures to count and delightful details to talk about. Spot the sleeping tigers and slithering snakes, match the identical bugs and count how many turtles are wearing hats! This is the perfect edition to the wildly successful Look and Find series from Gareth and Usborne.

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Barbara Bongini produces more magic with Usborne!


Watch as Barbara Bongini’s fabulous fairy palaces magically burst into colour with a wondrous stained-glass effect in this delightful activity book! Each gorgeous page of the latest of Usborne’s Magic Painting Books to be illustrated by the fabulously talented Barbara, features a different black and white illustration of a fantastical abode! Barbara’s keen attention to detail shines through in every pillar, portico, turret and tracery whilst incorporating deliciously sweet and soft finishing touches of winding ivy, fluttering birds and of course, the adorable fairies themselves! So sit back, close your eyes and enjoy dreaming of your own magical fairy palace!

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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 info@organisart.co.uk to make an appointment! We look forward to seeing you all there!