Category Archives: Awards

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Jim Kay and the Nibbies

Congratulations to Jim Kay and to the team at Bloomsbury Children’s Books on the illustrated Harry Potter and the Philsopher’s Stone being shortlisted for “Book of the Year”.

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Jim Kay, Freeman of London

Jim Kay was granted the Freedom of London at the Guildhall on 20th January. It’s an honour which has also been awarded to Sir Quentin Blake and to J K Rowling and stretches back to medieval times. There was a … Continue reading

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Jim Kay and Alexis Deacon for the Greenaway

I’m delighted that The Great War, illustrated by Jim Kay, has been longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Also Jim’s Lion, illustrated by Alexis Deacon – certainly one of the best books I’ve seen in the last year or so. … Continue reading

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Jim Kay and The Great War

Jim’s illustrations for The Great War, published by Walker Books, are beautifully evocative without being too hard-hitting. This book, designed by David McDougal, is full of stories by the best of children’s writers, a classic amongst the large amount of … Continue reading

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Grahame Baker Smith and the Kate Greenaway Medal

Grahame won the Kate Greenaway Medal for his book, FArTHER in 2011 and now he’s on the longlist for 2015 with his book, Winter’s Child, written by Angela McAllister. Congratulations to Grahame and to Templar Publishing, the publisher of both … Continue reading

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Kate Greenaway film and shadowing site

Olivia Lomenech Gill, shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal for her book, Where My Wellies Take Me, has been interviewed on film in her studio. The book is written as if it’s a child’s sketchbook so Olivia had to remember how … Continue reading

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John Harris paintings, and Spectrum Live

We’ve also added some paintings for sale. This one was commissioned by Lauren Panepinto to illustrate three covers for the Ancillary Justice trio of books by Ann Leckie. It compromises the composition when this happens but this is still a … Continue reading

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John Harris nomination

John’s image, The Road to “Fire” (left) has been nominated for a Spectrum Award. This is a spectacular painting which shows the travelling artist on the road which runs alongside the abandoned wall. The image on the right is The … Continue reading

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Kate Greenaway shortlist

Where My Wellies Take Me, illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill has now been chosen for the shortlist for the Greenaway Medal. This is a much deserved position to be in given the quality of the work and the dedication Olivia … Continue reading

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Bugs and Stars

These two wonderful books, both full of facts for children, have been nominated for the UK School Library Association awards. Congratulations to Jim Kay for Bugs, and for Neal Layton for The Story of Stars. If there are any of … Continue reading

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