Chris Haughton: from A Bit Lost (Walker Books)
So this is the kind of thing that's been keeping me far too busy to do much blogging here recently. It's been a hectic few weeks at work: last week we announced the winners of our Booktrust Best New Illustrators Award 2011. The prize recognises the best emerging talent in children's book illustration, and the ten winners, who have all illustrated their first published book since 2005, certainly show the wonderful vitality and diversity of picture book illustration today.
All of the artworks by the winners are beautiful, but I thought I'd share a few of my personal favourites here. You can see more at the Booktrust website, or visit an exhibition of the artworks which I have been working on, and which is showing in London over the next few months, before travelling further afield....
Salvatore Rubbino from A Walk in New York (Walker Books)
Alice Melvin: from Counting Birds (Tate Publishing)
Claudia Boldt: from The Odd Dog (forthcoming); endpapers from Star Gazers, Skyscrapers and Extraordinary Sausages (Child's Play)
Kevin Waldron: from Tiny Little Fly (Walker Books)
Sara Ogilvie: from Dogs Don't Do Ballet (Simon & Schuster)
Katie Cleminson: from Wake Up! and Box of Tricks (Random House Children's Books)