Monday, November 24, 2008

Publicity Update

Robert Sabuda's Encyclopedia Mythologica - Fairies will be featured on The Late Late Toy Show on RTE 1 on Friday November 28th.
ISBN 9781406313338

The Tale of Despereaux film (release date Dec 12th) will be featured on the show and everyone in the audience will receive a copy of the book.
ISBN 9780744598698

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Walker Books' Search for Irish Artists

Walker Books launches search for new picture book talent in Dublin this month

The NCAD (National College of Art and Design), Ireland's most prestigious art college, will play host to leading Walker Books illustrator Bruce Ingman this month. The award-winning illustrator is best known for his modern classics with author Allan Ahlberg, The Runaway Dinner, Previously and The Pencil, which was published this Autumn.

From the 17th to the 21st November, Bruce will be conducting a week long project with the 3rd year Visual Communication students in NCAD. He will be joined on 21st November by Walker Books' Picture Book publisher Deirdre McDermott, herself a former student of the Visual Communication course at the college. Together they will offer one lucky student the opportunity of an internship at Walker next summer 2009. Along with Brendon Deacy, senior tutor at NCAD, Bruce and Deirdre will be looking for the most promising new book-making talent, be it in illustration, graphics or typography.

Niamh Sharkey & PJ Lynch Bookshop Visits

Brought Niamh Sharkey & PJ Lynch on a whirlwind Bookshop tour on Thursday 20th.

Helen Oxenbury

All over the world, babies are different. Yet in some ways they are very much the same: each one has ten little fingers and ten little toes – to play with, to tickle, to wave. And each child is very, very special to its parents… From Helen Oxenbury, best loved as the illustrator of the classic nursery join-in picture book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes will fast become the essential book for baby playtime – and the perfect gift for a new arrival!

Published by Walker Books.


Niamh Sharkey's Cinderella is now available. Signed copies are available in Dubray Books Hughes & Hughes and selected Eason shops

"One of the most exciting new artists published in Britain today." The Times Educational Supplement"

You can check out Niamh's blog at

Pavel Tatarnikov

Barefoot Books have just published this ultimate book on King Arthur. Illustrations are by Pavel Tatarnikov from Belarus. His style is rich in texture and epic in composition. This edition has a cloth bound spine with brass-like text.
Pavel has also been published by Purple Bear Books in the USA but I think this is his first publication in the UK & Ireland.

PJ Lynch

PJ Lynch's latest book 'Gift of the Magi' is available now.

Signed copies are currently available in all Dubray Books www.dubray and Hughes & Hughes

You can now purchase original framed artwork and a selection of prints from PJ's website.