MANON DE JONG: SIMPLE HAPPY PARENTING

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Manon de Jong illustrated for Simple Happy Parenting: The Secret of Less for Calmer Parents and Happier Kids, written by Denaye Barahona and published by White Lion Publishing. Manon’s tender illustrations feel like cheerful snapshots of family life and capture the book’s message – “Create space for calmer, more creative kids and restore order and happiness at the heart of family life.”

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DINARA MIRTALIPOVA: LEILA IN SAFFRON

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Dinara Mirtalipova created the illustrations for Leila in Saffron, written by Rukhsanna Guidroz and published by Simon & Schuster. Written for children aged 4-8, the book tells the story of a Pakistani-American girl named Leila who visits her grandmother’s house for their weekly family dinner, and finds parts of herself and her heritage in the family, friends, and art around her. Kirkus Reviews says: “Mirtalipova’s mixed-media illustrations expertly convey the vivacity and warmth of Leila’s family and their Pakistani culture.” The book is available June 18th, 2019.

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RED NOSE STUDIO: MAXIMILLIAN FLY

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Red Nose Studio illustrated the cover for the soon to be released title, Maximillian Fly. Written by Angie Sage, the bestselling author of the Septimus Heap series, the book tells the story of a human with cockroach features whose quiet life is upended when he aids two human children in their escape from an oppressive governing power. Published by Harper Collins; available June 11th, 2019.

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RED NOSE STUDIO: ELVIS IS KING!

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Elvis is King!, the newest picture-book illustrated by Red Nose Studio, was released on what would have been Elvis’ 84th birthday – January 8th, 2019. An extraordinary visual telling of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s rise to a technicolor life, the Schwartz & Wade Books title written by Jonah King has already received critical acclaim. Named one of “THE MOST EXCITING PICTURE BOOKS OF 2019” by Brightly, it was featured as the cover image for the December 2018 issue of The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books. Glowing reviews from BookList and Publishers Weekly Review, and starred reviews from Kirkus and Bulletin have been a thrill.

“A reprise collaboration between Winter and Red Nose Studio is indeed something to celebrate, and both author and illustration team are at peak performance in this sly, rollicking picture book bio of Elvis Presley and his rise from mic-shy blond tyke to teen dreamboat with product-infused raven hair who turned his stage-fright trembling into iconic sex appeal” - Bulletin

Elvis is King! features a special hidden cover and the book jacket highlights the process and low-tech materials used to create the book’s artwork. Visit Chris’ blog to see sketches and learn more about the illustrations in Elvis is King!, from re-creating Elvis’ signature dance moves to imagining the hardware store where Elvis got his first guitar.

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DINARA MIRTALIPOVA: TEMPLAR PUBLISHING

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Dinara Mirtalipova created the illustrations for Cinderella, written by Katie Haworth and published by Templar Publishing. This beautiful cut paper diorama-style pop-up book is described as a “triumph of paper engineering with wonderful illustrations” and is available now through Amazon.

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RED NOSE STUDIO: ELVIS IS KING! KIRKUS BOOK REVIEW

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Red Nose Studio has once again teamed up with Here Comes the Garbage Barge! author, Jonah Winter, for Elvis is King!, published by Schwartz & Wade.

The picture book follows the rags-to-riches story of Elvis Presley and is slated to be released on January 8th, 2019 – Elvis’ birthday.

Elvis is King! recently received its first starred review from Kirkus, saying, “Readers will want to pore over this thoroughly engaging volume.”

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