Maia and What Matters by Tina Mortier and Kaatje Vermeire. Book Island.

Maia and What Matters

Lucy Noakes considers the depiction of love and loss in this intricately illustrated book by Belgian artist Kaatje Vermeire and writer Tine Mortier.  

Follow the Firefly / Run. Rabbit, Run!

Books Without Words

The term ‘wordless picture book’ seems to suggest there’s something lacking in this purely visual form of literature. Which there is. But when pictures are left to do the talking it’s incredible to discover how much they have to say.

Jim's Lion illustrated by Alexis Deacon: animals around the bed

Jim’s Lion

Alexis Deacon’s graphic interpretation of Russell Hoban’s classic novel demonstrates how powerful the imagination can be in exploring our fears.

Hilda and the Black Hound by Luke Pearson: lost things

Hilda and the Black Hound

Juliet Baptiste-Kelly discovers the masterful storytelling of Luke Pearson and the powerful tenacity of his teal-haired heroine.

Jim Curious by Matthias Picard: 3D glasses

Jim Curious

Experience the immersive, 3D world of French graphic artist Matthias Picard.

A First Book of Nature illustrated by Mark Hearld: Autumn

A First Book of Nature

Mark Hearld talks about the techniques and inspirations behind his first book for children.

Shackleton's Journey by William Grill: Into the Wedell Sea

Shackleton’s Journey

The danger and epic nature of Shackleton’s voyage to Antarctica is made palpable in William Grill’s impactful children’s book.  

Walter Trier © 2014 Judith Carnaby

The Exuberant Work of Walter Trier

Judith Carnaby, founder of Illustrators Illustrated, investigates the playful and slightly surreal work of Walter Trier for Lilliput magazine.  

Mr Miniscule and the Whale by Julian Tuwim: arriving on the island

Mr Miniscule and the Whale

Image, word and object are knitted together perfectly in this classic tale by two of Poland’s most treasured creatives: Julian Tuwim and Bohdan Butenko.  

The Loop Issue 5: cover artwork by Jay Wright

The Loop Magazine Issue 5

The Loop magazine respects the intelligence of its young readers by not assuming to know what children want.