Commissioner: Albert Whitman and Company
Date of publication / release: 01.10.2017

 Bistra Masseva’s sensitive portrayal of these gentle and intelligent creatures is what makes this book so very special - from pure joy to utter despair and many emotions between experienced by Precious and Baba over the course of this sweet story. Bistra says of this stunning work:


“I have long been fascinated with elephants, despite being relatively familiar with them, the book still presented a twofold challenge. The first was to find a sensitive and appropriate visual tone for the illustrations, which was in tune with the seriousness of the subject, but without making them too depressing or frightening for children. The second challenge was to draw two elephants of the same species which are still distinguishable from one another.  It was a pleasure to work on Cheryl’s story and I felt part of a good cause – promoting elephant conservation awareness and showing children the value of friendship."


A heartwarming, sweet and evocative story, ‘Elephants Walk Together’ is out now from Albert Whitman and Co.

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Commissioner: Parragon Books
Date of publication / release: 01.10.2017

After last month’s segway into the gothic realms of growing skeletons in your back garden, the wonderfully versatile Victoria Assanelli returns to her roots this month with some beautiful work that reflects her unwavering love of the traditional fairy tale. These two new titles for Parragon’s ‘A Treasury to Read with…..’ series - Mummy and Grandma - see Victoria in her element tackling everything from cunning wolves and clever lambs to flying tortoises and vain crows in wonderfully rich detail and with her usual aplomb! 



Both treasuries are profusely illustrated with over 80 stories to share. From traditional favourites like The Three Billy Goats Gruff and the Ugly Duckling to new tales, this treasury is perfect for reading together!

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Commissioner: Harper Collins Children's Publishing
Date of publication / release: 01.10.2017

 Princess Kitty’s ‘palace attendants’ are throwing her a surprise party, at least, that’s what she thinks! But when the guests start arriving and no one is paying attention to the kitty of honour, fur is bound to fly! Featuring the whimsical and vibrant illustrations of Ella Okstad (a seasoned professional at illustrating all things feline!!), here comes Princess Kitty, a sweet and silly story about a kitty who learns to share the spotlight. Ella says of this cute project:


“Princess Kitty is a royal cat, (or rather she thinks she is). It took me a long while to figure out how she would look but, I think I captured her personality rather well in the end. She is posh looking but she still has the same mischievous look Squishy McFluff has. In that sense they are quite similar. I really enjoy drawing cats both visible and invisible ones.”


Out now from Harper Collins, the puuuuurfect gift for the cat lover in your life!

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Halloween is here and preparation for the party is in full swing!? Spooktacular black & white illustrations by Christian Garland.
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Welcome to the happy, bold and bright world of Tanya Emelyanova!  So many wonderfully cute, colourful characters in Tanya's fun portfolio.?
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Commissioner: Little Bee Books
Date of publication / release: 31.10.2017
The successful Ella and Owen series, illustrated by our lovely Iryna continues with book 6, 'Dragon Spies'. The twins find themselves caught in a muddy battle between dwarves and elves!  Available this November from Little Bee Books.
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Commissioner: Auzou Publishing
Date of publication / release: 31.10.2017
Maria really enjoyed illustrating Les Saisons for Auzou Publishing as the book is full of moving mechanisms and flaps to keep things interesting!
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Commissioner: Bloomsbury
Date of publication / release: 31.10.2017
Freya illustrated the second book in the Ancient Greek mystery series by Saviour Pirotta, 'Secret of the Oracle', published by Bloomsbury.
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Commissioner: Albert Whitman
Date of publication / release: 30.10.2017
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of The Boxcar Children, Anne Yvonne Gilbert has illustrated the cover for Albert Whitman's commemorative edition of Gertrude Chandler Warner’s timeless novel.
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Commissioner: Albert Whitman
Date of publication / release: 30.10.2017
In celebration of the 75th anniversary The Boxcar Children, Anne Yvonne Gilbert has illustrated the cover for Albert Whitman's commemorative edition of Gertrude Chandler Warner’s timeless novel.
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