childrensillustrations - Sharon Harmer's Latest Blog Articles View Sharon Harmer's Latest Blog Articles http://www.childrensillustrators.com/ Convertible Castle Playbook Is it a castle or is it a toy? This book has a story featuring a brave knight called Cedric, and also converts into a pop up castle with character play pieces. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 08:02:55 +0100 http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=2515/Convertible-Castle-Playbook/ http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=2515/Convertible-Castle-Playbook/ Skullabones Island 'All Hands on Deck!' Really chuffed that Skullabones Island 'All Hands on Deck' has been selected by the Dollywood Foundation Gold Medal Book Selection Committee for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library UK programme for 2016! I even got a letter signed by Dolly Parton herself!   ‪#‎Dolly_Parton‬ ‪#‎ImaginationLibrary‬  ‪#‎brightonillustrators‬‪#‎brighton_illustrators‬ Fri, 19 Feb 2016 11:34:32 +0000 http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=2437/Skullabones-Island-All-Hands-on-Deck/ http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=2437/Skullabones-Island-All-Hands-on-Deck/ Skullabones Island 'Teatime for Pirates!' This is a great reading of Skullabones Island 'Teatime for Pirates!'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNPWqOJ2pQ4&feature=youtu.be ‪#‎pirates‬ ‪#‎reading‬ ‪#‎story_time‬ ‪#‎picturebooks‬ Fri, 19 Feb 2016 11:32:04 +0000 http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=2436/Skullabones-Island-Teatime-for-Pirates/ http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=2436/Skullabones-Island-Teatime-for-Pirates/ Classic Treasury 'First Poems' This would make a lovely gift - beautiful flocked cover and packed full of illustrated poems, and I had the privilege of doing the cover artwork. Fri, 19 Feb 2016 10:55:36 +0000 http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=2434/Classic-Treasury-First-Poems/ http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=2434/Classic-Treasury-First-Poems/ Skullabones Island 'Five Minutes to Bed!' You can listen to Skullabones Island 'Five Minutes to Bed!' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch… ‪#‎SkullabonesIsland‬ ‪#‎pirates‬ ‪#‎picturebooks‬ ‪#‎Ladybird_books‬ ‪#‎stories‬‪#‎reading‬ Fri, 19 Feb 2016 10:55:10 +0000 http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=2435/Skullabones-Island-Five-Minutes-to-Bed/ http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=2435/Skullabones-Island-Five-Minutes-to-Bed/ Little Red Riding Hood Here is my entry for the SCBWI Tomie dePaola Award this year. The theme was Little Red Riding Hood depicted in a unique original way. Take a look at the winners and others entries here: http://www.scbwi.org/2016-scbwi-tomie-depaola-winners/ Fri, 19 Feb 2016 10:32:30 +0000 http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=2433/Little-Red-Riding-Hood/ http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=2433/Little-Red-Riding-Hood/ All Hands on Deck Enjoy the latest book in the Skullabones Island series - just in time for Christmas!. Enjoy some snowy fun with the pirates of the Leaky Tub, but just what is Weevil the cat pointing at with horror? Mon, 02 Nov 2015 09:34:52 +0000 http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=2370/All-Hands-on-Deck/ http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=2370/All-Hands-on-Deck/ Teatime for Pirates  Latest picturebook in the popular Skullabones Island series - if you want to be a rough tough pirate then eat up your tea! Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:25:25 +0100 http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=2318/Teatime-for-Pirates/ http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=2318/Teatime-for-Pirates/ The Three Little Pigs This is available to buy now in the shops, online, or at a discount direct from Miles Kelly publishers. It has lovely glittery bits on the cover! Sun, 02 Nov 2014 06:34:58 +0000 http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=2139/The-Three-Little-Pigs/ http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=2139/The-Three-Little-Pigs/ 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' pop-up book  Really looking forward to the upcoming title - Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The paper engineer did a great job in converting my pencil roughs to pop up workings. Here are some pics of the work in progress. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:49:28 +0100 http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=2140/Goldilocks-and-the-Three-Bears-pop-up-book/ http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=2140/Goldilocks-and-the-Three-Bears-pop-up-book/ Skullabones Island ' Five Minutes to Bed!'  Brand new picture book in the Skullabones Island series Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:46:50 +0100 http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=2100/Skullabones-Island-Five-Minutes-to-Bed/ http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=2100/Skullabones-Island-Five-Minutes-to-Bed/ Five Little Ducks  Nursery rhyme board book Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:42:47 +0100 http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=2099/Five-Little-Ducks/ http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=2099/Five-Little-Ducks/ 'Pirate Time' & 'Pirate Playtime'  Two new releases in the Ladybird Skullabones series out now!  'Pirate Playtime' is a sticker book and 'Pirate Time' has a clock with moveable hands to help children learn how to tell the time. Tue, 10 Sep 2013 06:00:25 +0100 http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=1861/Pirate-Time-Pirate-Playtime/ http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=1861/Pirate-Time-Pirate-Playtime/ Occasions cards Luckily some of my new juvenile designs led onto a commission as part of a range of cards for Abacus, commissioned through my agent Bright Art Licensing. Look out for them in the shops very soon! Tue, 10 Sep 2013 05:59:52 +0100 http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=1859/Occasions-cards/ http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=1859/Occasions-cards/ Greetings card designs I have also been working on new greeting card ideas and styles. My new card ranges are available through my agent 'Bright Art Licencing' Wed, 13 Feb 2013 06:37:49 +0000 http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=1765/Greetings-card-designs/ http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=1765/Greetings-card-designs/ New young style As I have had a very rare break in workload I have used the opportunity to develop some new work.  Here is a young style I have been working on, restricting my colour palette Wed, 13 Feb 2013 06:37:39 +0000 http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=1764/New-young-style/ http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=1764/New-young-style/ Re-branding for 'Dry Like Me' nappy training pads The new packaging for the boxed product is shown below, using my new boy and girl characters.   More product information can be found on the Dry Like Me website: http://www.drylikeme.com Wed, 13 Feb 2013 06:14:34 +0000 http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=1763/Re-branding-for-Dry-Like-Me-nappy-training-pads/ http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=1763/Re-branding-for-Dry-Like-Me-nappy-training-pads/ Skullabones Island books These are from the Skullabones Island series I am doing with Ladybird books. Yo-Ho-Ho Pirates!' book  is a fun sound button book that introduces all the pirate characters. 'All Aboard the Pirate Ship' is a lift-the-flap book, with educational aspects 'A Week of Pirate Tales' is a tab board book with a fun story for every night of the week 'Pirate Time' is due out 2013   There is also a Skullabones Island App available for 3-5 year olds with 3 games - more info on the ladybird website and from the itunes store http://www.ladybird.co.uk/skullabones/index.html#charactersHeadertest     Wed, 13 Feb 2013 06:14:19 +0000 http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=1762/Skullabones-Island-books/ http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=1762/Skullabones-Island-books/ 'Just Like My Mummy' & 'Just Like My Daddy'  Lovely rhyming text board books with soft to stroke animal characters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 06:12:24 +0000 http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=1761/Just-Like-My-Mummy-Just-Like-My-Daddy/ http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/mooart/id=1328/blog/post=1761/Just-Like-My-Mummy-Just-Like-My-Daddy/