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Laura Hughes wins Oscar's Book Prize 2018

15 May 2018

We are delighted and immensely proud that Bright artist Laura Hughes has won the Oscar’s Book Prize 2018 alongside author John Dougherty with their original and witty picture book ‘There’s A Pig Up My Nose!’, published by Egmont.

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The Fairytale Art of Olga Baumert

27 April 2018

Olga’s artwork reminds me of books from my childhood: Eerie Fairytales, sometimes with a dark undertone, sometimes other-worldly, and now and again just beautifully nostalgic, homely and warm. I think of artists like Kit Williams, who wrote the very famous Masquerade in the 1970s, which I would spend hours looking at, trying to find the clues, and the famous realist painter, Anthony Green, who’s paintings defy the contraints of a rectangle or square, capturing snippets of his life with perspectives all askew. LM

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Top Children's Book Deals in 2018

13 April 2018

Bright prides itself on developing stand-out illustration and author and illustrated works with its diverse and talented roster of artists. We know how much work goes into the publication of a picture book, from all parties involved, to the moment a book is purchased and a child opens the front cover and falls in love with another story.

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A Day in the Life of... Ben Mantle

12 April 2018

Merging traditional and digital mediums to develop his style, he’s established a look that perfectly defines a classic yet contemporary feel: soulful, engaging and modern. Here we take a look at his range of work from debut publication to more recent projects, and talk to Ben about how his technique and inspiration.

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Suzie Mason is #1 on NYT Children's Bestseller List — And Now Out in the UK!

05 April 2018

March 2018 was an extraordinary month for UK based Bright artist Suzie Mason! I’ve Loved You Since Forever (HarperCollins), written by the US ‘Today Show’ host Hoda Kotb and featuring Suzie’s stunning illustrations, debuted March 6th to terrific fanfare. The poignant story of a parent’s unique love for their child won over readers in the USA nationwide, and this week achieved the #1 spot on the New York Times Children’s Bestseller list (outranking Chelsea Clinton’s She Persisted and She Persisted Around the World!.

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Bright Celebrates its 15th Anniversary

28 March 2018

Since it was first established 15 years ago, The Bright Agency has grown tremendously as an independent, international literary and illustration company within the Children’s Publishing industry. A collective of specialist agents, Bright now works across all areas of art licensing, design, advertising and children’s publishing, with offices in London and New York.

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A Journey into Picture Books: The Art of Richard Jones

05 March 2018

I remember when Richard Jones joined us. A ripple of excitement ran through the office as we all marvelled at this new artist and his style; the gentle shapes and colour palette — the warmth of his character design. A true draughtsman in his field.

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A Career in Art: Jane Newland Shows You How

01 March 2018

Jane Newland has a distinctive and extremely eye-catching style. Her illustrations are green and luscious — the fronds of every fern, every leaf are detailed with soft looking textures, like a springy moss or camomile lawn.

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Children's Book Awards, and Why They Matter

28 February 2018

In celebration of the artists we work with at Bright, here we list some of the awards dearest to us and those which we feel truly reflect and recognise huge talent and achievement.

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