Inspiring Young Readers
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
Edward Ardizzone posted on 06 May 2016
I first became aware of Edward Ardizzone’s work as an illustrator of children’s books when I bought a hardback copy of ...
David Roberts posted on 15 Apr 2016
I was lucky enough to be at a conference a few years ago where David Roberts was one of the star attractions.
Christian Birmingham posted on 10 Apr 2016
Christian Birmingham is one of those illustrators whose distinctive style ...
Alan Aldridge posted on 22 Mar 2016
As an illustrator, Alan Aldridge personifies the British late Sixties hippie and underground.
Alfred Bestall posted on 06 Mar 2016
Whenever I see a Rupert Bear drawing it immediately conjours my childhood Christmas mornings when comic book annuals were on of my staples