Behind the scenes with…Brooke Smart

I fell in love with Brooke Smart’s work the first time I saw her Bringing Up Baby series on Instagram (@brookesmartillustration). The 100-day series depicts the most beautiful, intimate moments between Brooke and her super-cute, three-year-old daughter. Brooke sent some sunshine our way in the form of her newest, summer-themed work from that series AND she […]

Josephine by Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson

“Still I’ll rise”. These words of Dr Angelou’s (notably spoken this past Sunday by Serena Williams after the world watched her win a 22nd (!) Grand Slam title) could not be a more fitting place to begin. Born into abject poverty in an America deeply divided along racial lines “where white folk threatened colored folk, where whites […]

The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith

Sometimes we have to choose to pick ourselves up, go out into the world, and be. Yes, it will be hard. But in the end, that decision, in the face of loss or sadness or defeat,  plays a large part in defining who we are. “Look up beyond your ears,” a world of beauty and […]

Laika the Astronaut by Owen Davey

Moscow. 1957. A brave but lonely, stray dog is chosen to become the first animal to orbit the Earth. A few hours after her spaceship achieves its goal, something goes wrong. The screens at mission control fall black and little Laika is presumed lost to the world. Luckily, Owen Davey offers an alternative (and wholly […]

The Whale by Ethan and Vita Murrow

“GIANT WHALE – OR GIANT HOAX?” screams the headline of The Cape Chronicle. Thus begins the adventure of two pre-teens heck-bent on solving a fifty-year-old mystery and proving  that “the legendary Great Spotted Whale” exists in the waters around their little island. Pick up this near-wordless, pencil-drawn wonder and be prepared for thrills –perhaps not […]

How lucky are we?

We are so excited to launch our new logo created by the fabulous, New York-based watercolour artist and illustrator, Caitlin McGauley. Caitlin’s clients include Hermès, Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren, Tory Burch and Kate Spade New York! How lucky are we? You must check out her work at http://www.caitlinmcgauley.com and her Instagram feed @caitlinmcgauley. Thank you for the logo, Caitlin. […]

The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield

Practice; excel; achieve, but never forget where you have come from. Take a little “Jenny from the Block” and mix it with some Lao Tzu (“When you realise there is nothing lacking the world belongs to you”). What do you get? The Bear and the Piano is a coming of age tale to rival the […]

Beautiful Birds by Jean Roussen and Emmanuelle Walker

Feast your eyes on this. Beautiful Birds is a whirlwind tour, A to Z, of some of Ornithology’s most stunning creatures. A little bit of information about each bird species is paired with some of the lushest images I have ever seen in a picture book. Don’t overthink the rhyming couplets (how many ways can […]

Mr Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown

Buttoned-up collars; small talk about the weather; raised pinky fingers at teatime; Mr Tiger has had enough. “He wanted to loosen up. He wanted to have fun. He wanted to be…wild”. Cue raised eyebrows and outrage from those around him keen on keeping up decorum and maintaining the status quo (note: not everyone feels this […]

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