Tag Archives: illustration

New Children’s Books – defying categories

It is a shame when labels are attached to books for children. Labels can sometimes limit audience due to misunderstandings, particularly when some adults think that you ‘grow out’ of picture books or illustrated works. Others may dismiss information titles … Continue reading

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Children’s Picture Books – a life on the ocean waves

Captain Toby by Satoshi Kitamura First published in the 1980s this surreal picture book tells the story of Toby, a little boy who cannot sleep and enters a fantasy world where he is caught up in an adventure at sea. … Continue reading

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When Poems Fall From the Sky written by Zaro Weil illustrated by Junli Song

Over the past eighteen months as our lives have been restricted many more of us have discovered that nature has the capacity both to sooth and to inspire. This simply glorious collection of poems, stories and plays encourages us all … Continue reading

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Picture Book Review: Ready, Steady, School! by Marianne Dubuc, translated by Sarah Ardizzone

Ready, Steady, School! by Marianne Dubuc is the perfect book to share with children who will shortly be starting school. Every single page contains detailed illustrations packed with much to talk about and enjoy. It is a wonderful book that … Continue reading

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The Klaus Flugge Prize Shortlist is Announced

The shortlist for the Klaus Flugge Prize was announced today (Wednesday 19 May). This award was founded in 2016 to highlight the most promising and exciting newcomers to picture book illustration and honours Klaus Flugge, the founder of Andersen Press and winner of the Eleanor … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Hello and welcome to this week’s round up of children’s book news! There is rather a lot to get through so why not grab yourself a cuppa and settle down to read the latest book award news, check out some … Continue reading

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A Street Dog Named Pup by Gill Lewis

A Street Dog Named Pup is a profoundly moving, compelling and powerful read that will break the hardest of hearts yet is so full of love and loyalty that it restores your faith in the importance of the bond of … Continue reading

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Blog Tour – First Names: Nelson Mandela by Nansubuga N. Isdahl illustrated by Nicole Miles

David Fickling Books’ First Names series are presented with their trademark cartoon style illustrations and comic strips familiar from The Phoenix comic and coupled with detailed information and fascinating facts about a number of well known and inspirational people. To … Continue reading

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Longlist Announced for the 2021 Klaus Flugge Prize

The longlist for the 2021 Klaus Flugge Prize was announced today, Thursday 11 February 2021. Established in 2016, the Klaus Flugge Prize is awarded to the most promising and exciting newcomer to children’s picture book illustration. It honours Klaus Flugge, founder of publisher … Continue reading

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The Elephant by Peter Carnavas

The Elephant is a skilfully and sensitively told story which approaches grief and mental health in a manner that is both touching and comforting. Peter Carnavas has made it possible for children to observe the healing power of kindness and … Continue reading

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