Playing by the book

Reviews of kids' books and the crazy, fun stuff they inspire us to do

Gifts from book illustrators – children’s book illustration

On those days when I daydream about winning the lottery, one of my favourite online places for a bit of window shopping is the art gallery dedicated to contemporary children’s book illustration, the appropriately named Children’s Book Illustration. They have over 800 pictures in stock, both originals and prints from artists as varied as Eileen […]

Gifts from book illustrators – Jane Eccles

Jane Eccles has illustrated lots of books that may have made you and your kids giggle and smile, from a variety of joke books, to a whole range of poetry books including What I Like ! Poems for the Very Young by Gervase Phinn and most recently Puppy Poems chosen by Gaby Morgan. Jane has […]

Gifts from book illustrators – David Melling

David Melling is well known and loved for many of his picture books including The Kiss That Missed, Hugless Douglas and The Tale of Jack Frost. He has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Book Award. You can buy a selection of prints made from his illustrations in his online shop. […]

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