Monday 8 April 2024

Some Exciting New Children's Book Illustrators to Look Out For, by Pippa Goodhart

    In an empty shop unit in a shopping centre in Cambridge in February, Anglia Ruskin University Children's Book Illustration students put on a pop-up show of artwork from some of their graduates; From Sketch to Story. They were happy for me to take photographs, so here is my personal selection from that exhibition, of images from relatively new illustrators. Enjoy!

Spot the fox! This is by Aoife Greenham (, from her book, The Deers Cry. She says on her website, 'The Deers Cry is an illustrated extract from the Old Irish poem of the same name, for all readers. It formed part of my final project for the MA in children's book illustration at Cambridge School of Art.

It is a blessing and a prayer, taking place in modern times, illustrated using plate lithographic techniques. This piece was shortlisted in the 2019 Batsford prize for Illustration.' 

This is by Junli Song ( who does a wonderful range of artistic creations, including books for children.

This is by Daniela Sosa ( who has illustrated a range of children's books. This image is a print she sells on her website. 

This image is by Virginia Coyne (, and is Dorothy in her wonderful reimagining of The Wizard of Oz. 

This is by Jemima Sharpe, from her picture book, Mr Moon Wakes Up.

This is by Clara Saetiz ( from her How To Not Get Eaten by Baba Yaga. 

This is by Emily Burgoyne ( from her series of sea inspired prints.  

And, closing in traditional picture book fashion with a bedtime image, this is by Deborah Hocking ( 

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