A group of published UK-based authors and illustrators of picture books, children's and YA.

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Kate Ormand: My Writing Buddy

Meet Freddie, my furry assistant. He sleeps on the job, but keeps me company all the same. Freddie’s always around when I’m writing. I spend a lot of time with … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

Ged Adamson: The Colour Question

I’m still pretty new to picture books and I’m learning all the time. Coming up with a good story with appealing characters, trying to make it funny and emotionally involving … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · 3 Comments

Happy Book Birthday to Ruby Moo’s Deep Sea Adventure by Isabel Atherton and Bethany Straker

Bethany Straker: Isabel Atherton’s ‘Ruby Moo’s Deep Sea Adventure’ is a new children’s book hitting the US shelves in September. It’s a quirky, imaginative and fun book that the author … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

Book Birthday Interview: Stella and Steve Travel Through Space! by James Duffett-Smith and Bethany Straker

Bethany Straker: Today I’m talking space travel and home comforts with the author of the educational and exciting ‘Stella and Steve Travel Through Space!’, which I very much enjoyed illustrating. … Continue reading

August 5, 2014

Planning and presenting a picture book in storyboard form by Clara Vulliamy

Of interest, I hope, to anyone thinking of both writing and illustrating a picture book… I’d like to show the first crucial stages of how I put together the story, … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · 6 Comments

A page from my sketchbook by Clara Vulliamy

The hundreds of sketchbooks I have filled over the years are very precious to me. Not because they are full of great work (they’re not), but because they are a … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

Book Birthday Interview for SPRINGY CHICKEN by Isabel Atherton and Bethany Straker

Today I am interviewing my friend and author, Isabel Atherton, on our new children’s book, “Springy Chicken”, which I have been very lucky to illustrate. Bethany Straker: Hi Isy! Are … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Book Birthday Interview – James Duffett-Smith and Bethany Straker for A CURIOUS ROBOT ON MARS!

Bethany Straker: Today I am interviewing my friend and collaborator, James Duffett-Smith, on his new and wonderful children’s book, “A CURIOUS ROBOT ON MARS!” which I have been lucky enough … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Ged Adamson – Style Evolution

Having a love of illustration means that you’re constantly looking at other people’s work. One thing you notice is that pretty much everybody’s style evolves over time. There are very … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

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