Inspiring Young Readers
The Chocolate Wedding posted on 17 Feb 2021
Those of you familiar with Posy Simmonds through her adult social satires like Mrs Weber’s Diary or Tamara Drew will be aware of her comic-strip style
The Sleeping Beauty posted on 20 Jan 2021
The first thing that might strike you about this fine 1920 first edition is the very ordinary pinkish red dust jacket with a silhouette illustration...
Flat Stanley posted on 11 Jan 2021
I have always loved this hilarious story about a young boy, Stanley Lambchop, who makes the best of an unfortunate accident.
Ezra Jack Keats posted on 21 Sep 2020
I have always enjoyed the distinctive, vividly coloured, collage style effects of this US author/ illustrator.
Mini Grey posted on 13 Jul 2020
I have always been a big fan of this award winning illustrator’s quirky style.
Kathleen Hale posted on 18 Dec 2018
Kathleen Hale Kathleen Hale was born in Broughton, Lanarkshire in 1898...
Walter Crane posted on 15 Oct 2018
If I had to choose a pioneer of children’s book illustration whose style most captivates me...
Raymond Briggs posted on 05 Aug 2018
Several years ago we were delighted to see Raymond Briggs make a rare appearance to talk about his books in Cheltenham.
The Illustrative Art of N.C.Wyeth posted on 08 Jun 2018
Not too long ago I was flicking, in a sort of half-hearted way, through a pile of old annuals from the 40s and 50s.......
Inga Moore posted on 27 May 2018
There is something very romantic and pleasingly nostalgic about book illustrations by Inga Moore....