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George Doutsiopoulos – VIP series

Excited to reveal this stunning new middle grade nonfiction VIP series illustrated by George Doutsiopoulos featuring inspiring stories about some of history’s greatest trailblazers.

This brilliant set of biographies for kids age 9-12 from HarperCollins includes: VIP: Dr. Mae Jemison: Brave Rocketeer; VIP: Lewis Latimer: Engineering Wizard; VIP: Mahalia Jackson: Freedom’s Voice; and VIP: Lydia Darragh: Unexpected Spy.

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Quang & Lien – The Book of Sisters

Quang & Lien were delighted to illustrate Vietnamese heroines, ‘The Trưng sisters’, who led the rebellion against the first Chinese domination of Vietnam.

Part of ‘The Book of Sisters: Biographies of Incredible Siblings Through History’ available February 2022 from Neon Squid.

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Anjan Sarkar – Little Olympians

Little gods, big personalities! This new series follows little versions of the Greek gods who are at a camp to learn how to control their powers and use them properly – as well as learn how to get along with one another.

Illustrated by Anjan Sarkar, the first two books in the Little Olympians series: ‘Zeus, God of Thunder’ and ‘Athena, Goddess of Wisdom’ are available this June from Little Bee Books.

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Olga Skomorokhova – Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë’s classic Gothic novel comes to life for children! Wheels, pull tabs, and other interactive elements invite kids to hide with Jane in the window-seat and help her solve the mystery of Thornfield Manor.

Illustrated by Olga Skomorokhova for Familius, this lastest title in the Lit For Little Hands series is available from October.

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Thomas Girard – History textbooks

Two inquisitive students travel back in time in these new history textbooks illustrated by Thomas Girard for La Classe editions.

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Christiane Engel – How We Lived in Ancient Times

Illustrated by Christiane Engel, ‘How We Lived in Ancient Times’ is an amazing window into history through the lives of children through time, showing the clothes they wore, the food they ate, the games they played, and the amazing worlds they lived in.

Christiane’s wonderful artwork allows the reader to journey back in time to explore prehistoric caves, Egyptian temples, Japanese palaces, Viking villages, and enjoy an exhilarating horseback ride across the Scythian plains.

Available now from Welbeck Publishing.

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Srdjan Vidakovic – Card design

‘Devil’s in the Design’, a stunningly intricate playing card design by Srdjan Vidakovic for Riffle Shuffle.

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Levente Szabo – Red Flags

You can almost hear the thumps of the Chinook rotors in Levente Szabo‘s atmospheric cover illustration for ‘Red Flags’. Also shown here is an alternative colour palette version of the cover.

This fascinating new espionage thriller set during the Vietnam War is seen through the eyes of a wry army cop. Available Feb 2021 from Soho Crime.

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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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