Commissioner: Sparklypoo Publications
Date of publication / release: 01.03.2018

With Mother's Day fast approaching, we though we would share with you what Sophie Keen has recently been involved with! Sophie has illustrated Carolyn Robertson's fantastic fourth self-published book ‘Two Mums’ with humour and sensitivity - showing young readers how families come in many shapes and sizes and that it can be great fun to have two mums around!! Sophie is currently in the process of updating her portfolio with some fabulous new work so be sure to check it out!




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Commissioner: Alma Books
Date of publication / release: 01.01.2018

 After the stunning work she produced for E. Nesbit’s wonderful ‘Five Children and It’ last year, Ella has once again worked her magic on the latest in the Alma Classics range,  producing this glorious colour cover and over a dozen exquisite and humorous monochrome vignettes! 

When the children accidentally destroy a carpet in their London home with fireworks, their parents replace it with a second-hand one and unwittingly trigger a chain of events and wild adventures that take them to far-flung destinations such as India and a remote tropical island! 

So join us in celebrating the return of the much-loved characters of Cyril, Anthea, Robert and Jane and the unique illustrator who was really the only choice to introduce them to a new generation in this thrilling sequel! The Phoenix and the Carpet is out next month from Alma Books.


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Commissioner: Piccadilly Press
Date of publication / release: 11.01.2018

David Dean expertly evokes the quiet serenity of a quaint little Cornish harbour 421 miles from the home of thirteen-year-old Martin where he and his younger brother Charlie will travel to catch a glimpse of the beautiful dolphin that regularly visits!

David’s gorgeous bright seaside colour palette with rich yellow sand and traditional red and white lighthouse, combined with the intimacy of the little marina all subtly contribute to the secure familiarity of this little scene, cleverly concealing a heart-wrenching twist in the tale that comes completely unexpectedly from that perfect mid-blue summer sky.

Charlie and Me 421 Miles from Home is out now from Piccadilly Press! 

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Commissioner: Pat-a-cake Books
Date of publication / release: 01.01.2018

Hot on the heels of the amazing success of Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood last summer, Sophie Rohrbach’s latest collaboration with Pat-A-Cake Books sees her bold and beautiful illustrations telling the classic tale of The Ugly Duckling! Her richly textured and technicolored landscapes provide an ideal backdrop for this sweet tale about being an outsider amidst the beauty of nature whilst subtly highlighting the muted grey of the poor young swan seeking to fit in! 


Sophie is thrilled to have been chosen to work on another title for this gorgeous range of toddler books for the new and hugely successful Hachette imprint and we are simply in a flap about how stunning the results are!


The Ugly Duckling is out now, why not swoop down and bag yourself a copy before they fly off the shelves!

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Commissioner: Boyds Mill Press
Date of publication / release: 01.01.2018

The eagerly awaited picture-book biography ‘A Lady has the Floor’ takes centre stage this month, as celebrated artist Alison Jay illuminates the fascinating life of the extraordinary activist Belva Lockwood - a woman with big dreams who never stopped asking herself the question ‘are women not worth the same as men’?

"I was so excited to be asked to illustrate ‘A Lady has the Floor’ by Kate Hannigan. Belva Lockwood was an incredibly inspiring woman and way ahead of her time, she, along with millions of women throughout history have been shamefully overlooked and unrecognised for their talents in all fields. That inequality, although improved, is still shockingly in evidence to this day. I hope one day very soon there will be equality for ALL."

Alison sensitively portrays this dynamic farmer’s daughter, following her from humble beginnings to practicing law in the United States Supreme Court, her resolute expression and deportment throughout exuding utter determination and faith in the beliefs that ultimately culminated in her running for president of the United States and becoming the first woman on the ballot!


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 Wishing everyone a wonderful fun holiday season and the best of everything in 2018! xo

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Commissioner: Family Dog
Date of publication / release: 08.12.2017
The special bond between children and the family dog is clear to see in these sweet new scenes by Tanya.
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Commissioner: Pop-up Christmas
Date of publication / release: 06.12.2017
Open this beautiful Pop-up Christmas book by Alessandra and watch as the pages magically burst into life! Each page has a colourful festive scene, including a snowman outside Santa’s workshop, busy elves wrapping Christmas gifts and Santa and his reindeer flying across the starlit sky. Available now, published by Usborne.
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Commissioner: Usborne
Date of publication / release: 01.11.2017

Zoe can't wait to visit the Frost Fair with her best friend, Astra, the fairy unicorn. But when cursed snowflakes begin falling, the unicorns are all turned to ice! Nuno’s enchanting illustrations transport us, once again, directly to the beautiful but troubled Unicorn Island in these, the 5th and 6th books in the thrilling Fairy Unicorns series for Usborne. Subtly contrasting the characters of Astra and her friends with the evil Shadow, Nuno’s great skill lies in his creation of a completely tangible world in which good and evil battle for control of the unicorn kingdom and where Zoe faces a race against time to save her best friend!  Perfect seasonal reading for newly fluent readers, Frost Fair and Star Spell are both out now!


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Commissioner: Parragon Books
Date of publication / release: 01.11.2017

Stomp, roar, doodle and draw with more than 100 brand new, hilarious and unusual dinosaur activities in this bumper activity book stunningly illustrated by the fabulous Gareth Lucas! It is clear from the gorgeous results that Gareth was in his element working on this project - sparking childrens’ imagination with his bold and distinctive style and inspiring the next generation of illustrators with some truly unique activities!  From doodling a dinosaur’s dinner to drawing the adorable inhabitants of some newly hatched dino eggs alongside a huge variety of colouring and puzzle activities - there is just so much for the budding artist to explore in this ROAR-some book!

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