Archive: Nov 2016

  1. Making The Storm Whale In Winter: From the Team Behind the Book…

    The beautiful story of The Storm Whale has fast become a well known, much loved children’s picture book. For the last story time event this year, The Bright Emporium will be showing an exhibition of artwork from the books, along with a reading of The Storm Whale in Winter by the artist himself, Benji Davies — […]

  2. Celebrating Fairies: Behind the Book with Janey Louise Jones and Jennie Poh

    On 3rd December, Bright illustrator, Jennie Poh will be at Waterstones in Guildford for a book-signing event for The Superfairies series by Janey Louise Jones, well known for her Princess Poppy series. There have been many books about fairies, and despite us living in an age where we are heavily dependent on technology, children still believe in the magic — along with some adults […]

  3. What Bright USA is Thankful For!

    As 2016 draws to a close, we at Bright USA are reflecting on what a great year it has been in children’s publishing. We are celebrating National #PictureBookMonth this November by looking back on our picture book successes of the past year, and we are so thankful to work with our talented artists and outstanding publishing partners. […]

  4. Ben Mantle’s Best Christmas Present Ever! A Look Behind the Book…

       Ben Mantle started his career in animation, from working on Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride, to BAFTA award winning CBeebies show Big and Small. We are very happy to say he has found his true calling in picture books — with a style both quirky and comical, he uses a beautiful colour palette — sensitive to the […]

  5. Fiona Woodcock and Hiding Heidi take New York City!

    The book has been a hit with both reviewers and young readers alike – Publisher’s Weekly gave Fiona’s debut author/illustrated picture book a glowing review, stating, “Playful imagery and Heidi’s eventual recognition of her friends’ talents add up to a warm story about compromise and common ground.” Keep going for the best moments of the US Hiding […]

  6. The Building Boy with David Litchfield & Ross Montgomery

      If you’re looking for a perfect match in both writing and illustration, there couldn’t be any better fit than Montgomery and Litchfield. Ross Montgomery writes in a tone that speaks not only to children, but adults too. You want to listen, you absolutely want to turn the page. I discovered this on finding the first […]

  7. Bright USA Goes to The Original Art Show!

    If your travels take you to New York this season, be sure to swing around to see their artwork and the rest of this wonderful exhibit, which runs from October 26 through December 30, 2016. More information about the show is available on the Society of Illustrators’ website. Keep scrolling for the best moments of the […]