children’s publishing

Olga Skomorokhova – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Join Bottom the Weaver, Oberon and Titania, and the confused lovers in a series of events so outrageous it must be a dream! With lavish illustrations by Olga Skomorokhova: A Midsummer Night’s Dream is an unprecedented kid’s introduction to William Shakespeare’s beloved classic comedy.

Gorgeous illustrations transport the reader from Athens to the enchanted woods, while tons of interactive elements invite kids to find the magical flower and switch Bottom’s human head for a donkey’s!

Available this September from Familius.

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Nicola Slater – Meekoo and the Little Nursery

A reassuring and engaging story about the ups and downs of nursery school, ‘Meekoo and the Little Nursery’ is the second sound book in the charming Meekoo series illustrated by Nicola Slater. Available this August from Nosy Crow.

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Elisa Ferro – Fingertrail ABC Board book

Meet a cool cat in a car, an enormous elephant, a rabbit in a rocket and much more in this charming introduction to the alphabet.

Gorgeous illustrations by Elisa Ferro, irresistible finger trails and alphabetical text combine to make this a perfect book to help very young children learn letter shapes and the sounds associated with them. Available now from Usborne.

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Laura Brenlla – The Case of the Missing Train

The Smithsonian museums are places of wonder that spark curiosity in children of all ages!

At night, the halls belong to Officer Smitty and Owl. Together, they solve mysteries and help find important lost things.

‘The Case of the Missing Train: The Owl and Officer Smitty’ illustrated by Laura Brenlla is available now from Cottage Door Press.

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Melanie Grandgirard – Sound book

‘Mon premier Jacques Brel’ introduces children to a host of fun, foot-tapping theatrical songs. Illustrated by Melanie Grandgirard, this title is available from éditions Play Bac.

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Francisco Fonseca – New work

‘Floating’, ‘New Life’ and ‘Calm Nights’ – 3 stunning new pieces by Francisco Fonseca.

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George Doutsiopoulos – Suffragist

Scholastic Classroom Magazines commissioned George to illustrate a story about American suffragist, Alice Paul.

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Carmen Saldana – Little Red Riding Hood

Carmen has illustrated a spectacular new version of the story of Little Red Riding Hood for Lumen, a Spanish imprint of Penguin Random House.

‘La verdadera historia de Caperucita Roja’ is available now.

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Daniela Sosa – Sustainability

Daniela was recently commissioned to create this charming ‘Sustainability’ illustration, representing a green vision of the future. The artwork was used as a poster to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

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Christiane Engel – Space Quest

3… 2…1… BLAST-OFF! Christiane has illustrated ‘Build-a-Story Cards – Space Quest’ for Barefoot Books. This deck of 36 wordless cards features fantastical spaceships, planets, astronauts and aliens.

The cards also present problems to solve and tools for creative solutions, encouraging critical thinking skills and laying the building blocks for lifelong STEM learning.

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