Martha by Atak

REVIEW / Martha by ATAK

Judith Carnaby discovers visual references both playful and challenging in ATAK’s riotously illustrated story about a passenger pigeon named Martha.

They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel

REVIEW / They All Saw a Cat

Brendan Wenzel’s painterly picture book is an early primer in visual culture that introduces children to the idea that there are myriad ways of seeing the world around us, and of seeing ourselves.

Here Comes Mr Postmouse_1

REVIEW / Here Comes Mr Postmouse

Marianne Dubuc’s light and joyful story of one mouse’s journey delivering post tells a tale of companionship and the importance of the little things, as author and illustrator Lucy Noakes discovers.

Sticker Shape Create Thereza Rowe, Ivy Press

REVIEW / Artistic Activity Books

These activity books for children by contemporary illustrators, designers and architects will draw out the artist in everyone.

Life and I: A Story About Death

REVIEW / Life and I: A Story About Death

Lucy Noakes discovers a unique approach to teaching children to embrace Life and learn about Death in this beautiful Norwegian tale by author Elisabeth Helland Larsen and illustrator Marine Schneider.

Poster by Olga and Galena Chicagova

NEWS / Children’s Books from Soviet Russia at House of Illustration

This exhibition of rare Soviet-era children’s books at the House of Illustration highlights the achievements of the artists, designers, writers and poets working in Soviet Russia without whose innovations the contemporary picture book may never have been born.