Here are some books that have recently hit the bookstores:

Nature Book – b small publishing: An exciting opportunity to work with the brilliantly talented Clare Beaton on a project that used a new paper collage technique she has been developing.

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Nature Book written and illustrated by Clare Beaton

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Nature Book • written and illustrated by Clare Beaton • bsmall publishing

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Nature Book • written and illustrated by Clare Beaton • bsmall publishing

Ivy Kids Shine-a-Light Series: The unique design of the book allows children to discover a “hidden” image in the black-and-white page on the reverse by holding the right-hand page up to a bright light.

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Shine-a-Light: Wonders of the USA • Written by Carron Brown, illustrated by Bee Johnson • Ivy Kids

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Shine-a-Light: Wonders of the USA • Written by Carron Brown, illustrated by Bee Johnson • Ivy Kids

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Shine-a-Light: Secrets of Our Earth • Written by Carron Brown, illustrated by Wesley Robins • Ivy Kids

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Shine-a-Light: Secrets of Our Earth • Written by Carron Brown, illustrated by Wesley Robins • Ivy Kids

Grasshopper Island, Grasshopper Productions. http://www.grasshopper.co.uk A lovely book to work on – reviving a classic from the 1970s based on the TV series with Frank Muir, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Patricia Hayes and Julian Orchard. The original illustrator – Carol Lawson – produced a wonderful new cover and we managed to scan the lovely line illustrations from an original edition of the book. As this was effectively a self-published project, we were lucky to be supported along the way by the self-publishing team at Clays, the printers  – who did a great job.

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Grasshopper Island • written by Joy Whitby, illustrated by Carol Lawson • Grasshopper Productions

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Grasshopper Island • written by Joy Whitby, illustrated by Carol Lawson • Grasshopper Productions

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l to r: Tim Whitby, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Joy Whitby at the book launch at Daunt Books, Holland Park. Photo by Martin Dixon

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Andrea Reece (publicist), me and Emlyn helping out at the bar for the Grasshopper Island launch at Daunt Books, Holland Park.

Ultra Distance Cycling, Bloomsbury Sport. I love a really meaty longer book – 272pp – as opposed to the 32-pagers that most children’s picture books are. I designed the internals of these – lots of subheads and tables – luvverly!

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Ultra-Distance Cycling • Simon Jobson & Dominic Irvine • Bloomsbury Sport

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Ultra-Distance Cycling • Simon Jobson & Dominic Irvine • Bloomsbury Sport

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Ultra-Distance Cycling • Simon Jobson & Dominic Irvine • Bloomsbury Sport

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Ultra-Distance Cycling • Simon Jobson & Dominic Irvine • Bloomsbury Sport

 

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