Here comes Doris! Lo’s latest author-illustrated picture book, Doris, is published this month with new kids on the publishing block Rocket Bird Books. Being a bright red elephant, Doris is easy to spot. But Doris is also very shy and likes to hide. Can you see her? This is a delightful story about a character who wants to blend in but learns how to accept and love the things that make her stand out. Lo’s stylish and colourful artwork will brighten up any rainy Summer’s day and Doris is set to become a real pre-school star!
Leaning Toward Light, edited by Tess Taylor, is published this month in the US by Storey Publishing, with beautiful colour illustrations by Melissa. This is a stunning anthology of nature poems for gardeners and plant lovers. Structured into seven sections, each section has opening artwork by Melissa. From Planting & Sprouting, through Growing & Tending, to Grieving & Release, there is gorgeous imagery to complement the eclectic mix of classic and modern poetry.
Júlia Sardà and Camilla Sucre
We’re delighted that two of our illustrators, Júlia and Camilla, are part of Children’s Laureate Joseph Coelho’s Ten Word Tiny Tales (Walker Books) story anthology. Is it possible to spin a tale using just ten words? Well, with this compendium of inspiration, it most certainly is! The perfect gift for all those ready to unleash their imaginations.
Rachael Dean and Sònia Albert
Rachael has a second fiction cover out this month, a charming new edition of the beloved classic Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. And she isn't the only one who has been revamping the Oxford Children's Classic range, Sònia was also commissioned to bring a new, stylish look to the well-known Arthur Conan Doyle's story: The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Bob vs The Trousers of Doom by Andy Jones is the unmissable follow-up to to Bob vs The Selfie Zombies, out now with Picadilly Press. This futuristic adventure with robot gorillas and an evil supercomputer is is brought to life with Robin's illustrations.
It's been a busy month for Robin, who has also illustrated The Wonder Team and the Forgotten Footballers by Leah Williamson, captain of the Euros-winning women’s England team. Written with author Jordan Glover, this is another time-travelling adventure, except this time we're heading into the past to a time where women's football has been banned!