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8 Children’s Book Illustrators with online shops

Posted on | November 28, 2013 | 9 Comments

It seems a good time of year to quickly share with you some lovely online shops where you can buy beautiful objects and art from various children’s book illustrators. Have fun browsing!

Leigh Hodgkinson, illustrator of ‘Goldilocks and the Just One Bear’, ‘Don’t Put your Pants on your Head, Fred’, and ‘Troll Swap’, among many others has a shop where you can buy brooches, dolls and even teatowels! Bring a bit of beauty back into washing up!<
Kate Hindley, illustrator of ‘How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth’ and ‘The Great Snortle Hunt’, among others has a shop where you can buy cards, prints and even a colouring book!
Steven Lenton, illustrator of ‘Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam’, ‘Five Christmas Penguins’ and more has a shop where you can purchase advent calendars, mugs, tote bags as well as cards and prints.
Chris Judge, illustrator of ‘The Lonely Beast’, ‘The Brave Explorer’ and ‘The Brave Beast’ has lots of funny beastly prints on sale.
Alice Melvin, illustrator of ‘Counting Birds’ and ‘The High Street’ sells coasters, mobiles, dolls house kits, screenprints and more. Mmmm!
Ellen Giggenbach has illustrated some gorgeous activity books including ‘My Town’ and ‘My Zoo’. In her shop you can find cushion covers, fabric bunting, decals and paper craft kits.
Jenni Desmond, illustrator of ‘Red Cat, Blue Cat’ and ‘Backstage Cat’ has a shop full of prints, and also pillow cases!!shop–cart/ce3k
Kate Slater, illustrator of ‘Magpie’s Treasure’ and ‘ABC London’, sells gorgeous gift wrap, cards, decorations (perfect for your Christmas tree) and brooches in her shop.

My thanks go to Damyanti for suggesting so many of these enticing shops! If you know of any other children’s book illustrators who have online shops, please let me know via the comments.

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9 Responses to “8 Children’s Book Illustrators with online shops”

  1. Anne Booth
    November 28th, 2013 @ 7:47 am

    This is brilliant! I will be looking at these today for Christmas presents!

  2. Zoe
    November 28th, 2013 @ 8:53 am

    Hi Anne, I’m dropping lots of not so subtle hints to various people too!!
    Zoe recently posted..8 Children’s Book Illustrators with online shops

  3. Colin
    November 28th, 2013 @ 8:57 am

    Thanks for making this list, Zoe. This must be the best blog ever for people interested in children’s books (what a great category index, for instance). Your dedication and devotion to kids’ books is an inspiration!

  4. Zoe
    November 28th, 2013 @ 9:03 am

    Oh Colin, your comment is the best christmas present I could have hoped for. Thank you x

  5. sarah
    November 28th, 2013 @ 9:41 am

    Some beautiful pictures here and some brilliant books expecially Rotten & Rascal. A brilliant book for anyone with arguing children!

  6. Catherine
    November 28th, 2013 @ 9:59 am

    I had no idea that illustrators have their own shops. Thank you for putting together this list Zoe. I’m looking forward to having a good browse :)
    Catherine recently posted..Snow Bunny’s Christmas Wish by Rebecca Harry

  7. choxbox
    November 28th, 2013 @ 9:55 pm


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