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Layers of Meaning: Kaatje Vermeire's Innovative Illustrations

Kaatje Vermeire is just one of the great illustrators currently working on the continent, who are strangely underappreciated by English speaking au...

Five Ways to Do Valentines Day Differently

Whether you celebrate Valentines, Pal-entines, Gal-entines or anti-Valentines-Day, some of the most beautiful messages of love can be found in chi...

Nordic Magic: Five of Our Favourites from the North

Anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock for the past few years will have noticed the massive trend in all things Nordic recently, from lifesty...

The Man Who Made Miffy: Dick Bruna's Life and Art

Every month we blog about an illustrator that we love, giving you the opportunity to learn more about your favourite authors' background and influ...

Our Christmas Gift Guide!

  The most wonderful time of the year is here! And this year has been extra special for us already, with a fantastic shout out from Ryan Tubridy o...

Kay Nielsen: The Forgotten Genius

Every month we focus a blog on an illustrator that we love, giving you the opportunity to learn more about your favourite authors' background and ...

Lesser Known Masterpieces from Your Favourite Illustrators

A Drink of Water, illustrated by Quentin Blake The nature of children's books and childhood memory means that we often associate our favourite ill...

Chris Haughton's Deceptively Simple Storybooks

Every month we focus a blog on an illustrator that we love, giving you the opportunity to learn more about your favourite authors' background and ...

Seven Things You Didn't Know About Winnie-the-Pooh

A.A. Milne's wonderful stories and poems about the bumbling bear Winnie-the-Pooh are loved the world over. With the release of the new film Goodby...

Suburban Surrealism: The World of Shaun Tan

Our Illustrator of the Month blog series is a chance to find out more about your favourite illustrators, or to discover new ones. So far, we’ve wr...

A Hidden Gem: The Warmth and Wit of Sven Nordqvist

Our Illustrator of the Month blog series focuses on some of our favourite illustrators, their lives and their works. This is a chance to learn mor...

Too Much Too Soon? Dark Themes in Children's Books

Illustration by Kaatje Vermeire from Maia and What Matters We believe that children’s books have a special importance in teaching people about val...