Nuno's Unicorns Storm Usborne!

An exciting new series for the Usborne Young Reading Programme, Fairy Unicorns: Magic Forest and Fairy Unicorns: Cloud Castle feature the enchanting illustrations of Nuno Alexandre Vieira. Based in Portugal, Nuno is an extremely versatile artist who loves to work with traditional media (with a particular passion for Indian ink!), in digital or a mix between the two and especially loves to create captivating characters and imagine fantastical worlds for them! Fairy tales, magic and adventure are his favourite subjects to illustrate and this is obvious from his sublime cover art to the characterful and spellbinding line drawings that bring these illustrated books to life! Become submerged in his dream-like world -

02/05/2017


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Nuno Alexandre Vieira




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New from Eunyoung Seo

20/09/2017

We are thrilled with the beautiful new book from Eunyoung Seo, done for a Korean publisher, which follows a little girl on a journey of discovery, finding wonder in the world around us, from the trees that grow tall to the birds that sing sweet melodies!

See Eunyoung's wonderful folio here...

 




Javier's Great Pasta Escape!

05/09/2017

Javier has once again worked his magic to create the cutest carbs you will ever see and this lovable band will have to use their noodles and concoct a great escape if they are to avoid being somebody’s lunch! Javier hails from Argentina and his inspiration comes from his acute observation of people, architecture, fashion, design and music. From outraged Ramen’s crazy curls to neat and sensible Bow Tie’s geeky charm, each unique little pasta shape reflects the close attention to detail and characterisation for which Javier is known.

You can grab your very own copy later this month so save those pennes because we can guarantee you will fall tortellini in love with it!

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Javier Joaquin

 




Tiny Tantrums and Big Talent from Ella Okstad!

05/09/2017

Ella Okstad is in her element illustrating this adorable book designed to help children to better understand their emotions and hopefully stop ‘windows wobbling and birds falling out of trees’ when things don’t go their way! Her exquisite and playful artwork beautifully compliments this simple story of friendship. The whimsical settings and her on-trend Scandi colour scheme combine to create a serene and dream-like world while subtly reinforcing the overall message of the book - to remain calm, to share and to not waste time on such silly things like tantrums!

Told in bouncing rhyming text, this little lifesaver is sure to get the thumbs up from frazzled parents everywhere!

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Ella Okstad

 




Fred Van Deelen's French Road Trip!

05/09/2017

If you were cruising down any of the autoroutes in France on your hols this year, you will no doubt have noticed that they all boast the most gorgeous illustrated signs to highlight places of cultural or historical significance (which quite frankly in France, is most places!) to the weary and bleary-eyed motorist! Well, this summer, our very own Fred Van Deelen was commissioned by APRR - Europe’s fourth largest motorway group - to create these stunning scraper board style works for their extensive route through Burgundy. The sublime golden tones exude a restful warmth whilst the burgundy subtly hints at the region’s best loved export! For an area so steeped in history, and with the signs standing whopping 6.5 metres high, this is a hugely prestigious commission for Fred - especially as they are planned to be in situ for the next 20 years! With work coming from all directions, Fred has had a busy year, so next time you are passing through, why not raise a glass or two to him!

 

Fred Van Deelen

 




Book 2 of the Month for Javier Joaquin!

05/09/2017

Once again, Javier’s fine attention to detail shines through on every vibrant page. In these wonderfully evocative images, Rabbit dreams of living up in the tall tree like monkey and so one day decides to move in with his friend... with some dire consequences! ‘Monkey and Rabbit: A Tale from Brazil’ is a gorgeous little fable about friendship and the importance of knowing where we come from and is out at the end of this month from Heinemann Publishing. Quite frankly, you’d be bananas to miss it!

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Javier Joaquin

 




Gareth Lucas' Books and Puzzles!

05/09/2017

Gareth Lucas’ latest creative collaboration with Usborne has resulted in these beauties hitting the shelves this month! Packed inside each technicolour box is a whopping 100-piece jigsaw and a stunning 24-page picture puzzle book bursting at the seams with things to spot and talk about! ‘Dinosaurs’ boasts bountiful bold beasts playing prehistoric pranks, ‘Under the Sea’ is teeming with colourful aquatic antics and ‘On the Farm’ unleashes a menagerie of mayhem! As always, Gareth injects humour and personality into each and every scene and with so much to look at, we think these will keep you occupied until at least October when his brand new Look and Find book ‘Jungle’ will be swinging into bookshops too!

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Gareth Lucas

 




David Dean has it Covered!

05/09/2017

Ted Spark is 12 years and 281 days old and his aunt has just been accused of stealing a priceless painting from her workplace! The Guggenheim Museum in New York is the imposing setting for David Dean’s glorious cover artwork for the sequel to ‘The London Eye Mystery’ and his instinctive sense of scale once again evokes a feeling of Ted being a very small boy in another very big city! David’s striking depiction of the towering Frank Lloyd Wright designed building with mysterious thick smoke billowing from inside makes this incredibly eye-catching book, and one that begs to be picked up and read!

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David Dean

 




Alison Jay interview with The Letterpress Project

15/08/2017

We are delighted to share with you the lovely interview The Letterpress Project did with world renowned artist Alison Jay. The Letterpress Project has asked authors and illustrators to think about what has inspired them as artists, what their favourite books are and how they relate to their audience, so follow the link and discover Alison's insight from her long and hugely successful career!

See the full interview with alison here

 




It's a Halloween Goodnight from Ella Okstad!

02/08/2017

Each fun-packed page is illustrated in deliciously ghoulish fashion by the fabulous Ella Okstad Illustrator! From the gorgeous colour palate of rich decadent plums, dark fern greens and deep midnight blues, to the wonderfully endearing characters that inhabit the twilight, Ella beautifully captures that sense of wonder at discovering what exactly is lurking in the dark!

With her ever-joyful renditions of human, animal and monster characters, this is an irresistible book for lovers of all things spooky and will leave readers of all ages squealing with delight!

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Ella Okstad

 




Gareth Lucas' Dig Dig Digger!

02/08/2017

Get ready to lift, dig, drill and scoop to build an adventure playground! With brilliantly bold and crazily comic illustrations from the award-winning Gareth Lucas - illustrator of Peekaboo 123, and Peekaboo Opposites - this sturdy board book from Little Tiger Press​ is perfect for little ones who love tractors, diggers and anything loud!

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Dinos on Deck with Gareth Lucas!

02/08/2017

The hilarious ‘Dinos on Deck’ features a motley crew of adorably roguish reptiles who have a rip-roaring adventure on the high seas! Gareth says:

"Once again I had fun with the guys at Little Tiger creating two new Noisy books after the success of the Peekaboo series. I had lots of fun drawing dinosaurs seeking buried treasure - all accompanied with some crazy sounds! So hoist the sails for fun on the high seas with the Dinos!"

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Emily Emerson's Adorable Animals!

07/07/2017

We just love these super cute new artworks from Emily Emerson, featuring endearing images of baby animals and their parents. In her typical soft tones and warm characterisations these can't fail to make you smile... feeling broody yet?

http://www.organisart.co.uk/Artist/111/Emily-Emerson.html

 




Vince Reid's Misfits Club Illustrations

04/07/2017

Vince Reid’s endearing illustrations for this comic adventure are full of warmth and energy, humorously chronicling The Misfits’ investigations of a spooky old house and how their last ‘case’ takes a surprising turn!

Vince Reid is a Illustrator and cartoonist, originally from Liverpool currently based in Ireland. He aspires to give any narrative strong characters, observational humour and colour and from the dynamic and vibrant front cover to the sublime black and white character studies within, he populates the world of The Misfits with the playful and expressive identity, for which he is well known, to perfectly compliment this gentle tale of friendship and the challenges of change!



Published by Macmillan Children's The Misfits Club is out now!

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Vince Reid

 




Laure Fournier's Beauty and the Beast

04/07/2017

Laure’s atmospheric locations create the perfect backdrop for her touching portrayal of the blossoming relationship between the wide-eyed, innocent Beauty and the capricious and cantankerous Beast! Laure, who is originally from Antibes, France has been a children’s illustrator now for 12 years and has worked with a diverse range of clients, but always brings her unique perspective to any project! As you can see, her work glows with optimism and her characters display a real depth of emotion, perfect to enhance younger learners’ understanding of the text in this new range of graded readers - no wonder she is so in demand!!

Beauty and the Beast is out now!

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Laure Fournier