Inspiring Young Readers
David Smee and the Earthsea book jackets posted on 16 Oct 2016
When you are a confronted with the task of producing book jacket illustrations for one of the great fantasy classic series of the 20th century..
John Tenniel (1820 – 1914 ) posted on 22 Sep 2016
I don’t have any statistics to support this but I suspect that editions of Alice In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass...
Jessie Willcox Smith posted on 11 Sep 2016
Born in Philadelphia in 1863, Jessie Willcox Smith personifies what is often known as the ‘Golden Age’ of American illustration.
Charles Keeping posted on 25 Aug 2016
I first became aware of Charles Keeping as an illustrator well before I knew his name.
Douglas Mays : illustrator of the Jennings novels by Anthony Buckeridge posted on 31 Jul 2016
The once very popular series of school-based stories concerning the japes, wheezes and misadventures of a public schoolboy known as Jennings
Mary Shepard : the woman who drew Mary Poppins posted on 24 Jul 2016
Ask almost anyone what they think P.L. Travers’ creation Mary Poppins looks like and they will almost certainly conjure-up an image of Julie Andrews
Angela Banner posted on 08 Jul 2016
Angela Banner is the creator and illustrator of the Ant and Bee reading scheme books for children that were originally published in the early 1960s
Peter Firmin posted on 23 Jun 2016
Peter Firmin is quite simply a legend. This is the co-creator of Bagpuss,The Clangers and Pogles Wood - all of them classics of their genre.
J.R.R. Tolkien posted on 25 May 2016
I don't need to spend any time convincing you of the story telling qualities of Tolkien but you might just be a little surprised ...
Jane Ray posted on 15 May 2016
This award winning English artist has illustrated over 70 books for children, including several that she has written herself