01 October 2020
Award-winning artist David Litchfield illustrates Smriti Prasadam-Halls’ uplifting tale about finding optimism, Rain before Rainbows, while George Ermos showcases another action-packed cover for Abi Elphinstone’s second-in-series, Jungledrop. Diane Ewen illustrates Baroness Floella Benjamin’s inspiring true story Coming to England and it seems that some early festive celebrations are in order as Chris Chatterton brings us his second author-illustrated picture book, Merry Christmas, Gus.
28 September 2020
Bright Artist Rosie Butcher’s latest picture book The Joy in You showcases a colourful cast of jungle animals in Rosie’s distinctive whimsical style. Written by TV presenter Cat Deeley and published by Random House Books for Young Readers, this touching tale encourages children to express themselves and enjoy the little moments. We caught up with Rosie to talk about her illustration process and how she deals with creative block.
19 August 2020
Diane Ewen’s debut picture book is a madcap adventure about creativity and the joy of reading… even if you are a T-Rex! We caught up with Diane to ask her all about Never Show a T-Rex a Book!, written by Rashmi Sirdeshpande and published by Puffin.
24 July 2020
Izzy Burton’s debut picture book The Wonder Tree is full of her gorgeous illustrations, showcasing her amazing use of colour, composition and light. Already an award-winning and BAFTA-nominated animator and director, Izzy takes us behind the scenes of her process of illustrating a picture book, demonstrating just how she created such a magical world. Written by Teresa Heapy and published by Egmont, The Wonder Tree is out now.
01 July 2020
The summer months are in full swing and along with the sunshine comes lots of dazzling new titles from Bright authors and illustrators. Here’s what is publishing in the UK this season.
26 June 2020
Established over 40 years ago, the AOI’s World Illustration Awards are widely respected across the industry, offering a comprehensive insight into the ideas, trends and techniques that are at the forefront of illustration today.
26 June 2020
Chris Jevons’ latest picture book is full of comical characters and cheeky charm. We caught up with Chris to find out about his artist journey and the brilliance behind his hilarious new book 101 Bums (written by Sam Harper, published by Hodder Children’s Books).
24 June 2020
We are so excited that King Coo: The Curse of the Mummy’s Gold by Adam Stower has won The Alligator’s Mouth Award 2020. Run by Bright and The Alligator’s Mouth bookshop, the children’s book prize celebrates the best books for 6-8-year-olds.
26 May 2020
26 May 2020
Below is an update from Bright Founder and Director Vicki Willden-Lebrecht on the work we’re doing on the behalf of our artists and authors, and some of the changes we’ve made in response to the continued pandemic.
14 May 2020
Perdu is the debut author-illustrated picture book by Richard Jones — illustrator of the international bestseller The Snow Lion. Published by Simon & Schuster Children’s UK this spring, it is a poignant tale about a little lost dog alone in the city, beautifully brought to life in Richard’s stunning, heartfelt artwork. The Guardian celebrated it by describing how its ‘delicate pathos and warmth imbue it with a salutary sense of reassurance’.
29 April 2020
We are delighted to share the shortlisted titles for The Alligator’s Mouth Award 2020 – a prize created by Bright and The Alligator’s Mouth bookshop to celebrate highly-illustrated children’s fiction. This year’s line-up of books for 6 to 8-year-olds features friendship, fantasy, diversity and plenty of humour.