For the month of January, we’ve had the pleasure of working with Laura Freeman, who has illustrated the children’s book version of Hidden Figures, the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who performed a crucial role at NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
For the month of December, we’ve had the pleasure of working with the magical Pamela Zagarenski.
Brian Biggs is a builder of bustling cities. He has written and illustrated both for adults and children, from his early comics Dear Julia and Frederick & Eloise to his newest series, Tinyville Town, of which he is a resident — and you are, too.
October is upon us, and we’ve had the best time working with UK-based illustrator and author Gabriel Alborozo! You’ll recognize his name and his style from books he’s illustrated with other authors (including, among others: This is the Kiss by Claire Harcup, The Two Tims by David Elliott) as well as those he’s written and illustrated on his own (including Good Night, Firefly; The Colour Thief; and The Mouse and the Moon, and more).
If you’ve ever picked up one of Kathryn Otoshi’s books — including Zero, What Emily Saw, and Beautiful Hands, and others — you already know that she is a dynamic illustrator, an open-hearted storyteller, and a creator of narratives that exude patience and compassion. With the combination of these traits comes a body of work that’s singularly refreshing, enlightening, and encouraging for any reader.
For the month of August, we’re absolutely tickled to have had the opportunity to work with animator and illustrator Jared Chapman. Jared and Literati have a lot in common: both are based in Texas, both love picture books, and both can really get behind a good joke.
Midsummer is the time for sunshine, swimming, and spending quality time poring over (and falling into) our richest picture books, which is just one reason why we’re so excited to have the UK-based author and illustrator William Grill (Shackleton’s Journey, The Wolves of Currumpaw) as Literati‘s featured illustrator for July.
For Literati‘s upcoming June experience, we are thrilled to have had the chance to work with London-based author and illustrator Jenni Desmond! You’ve seen her mixed media illustrations in The Polar Bear, Red Cat Blue Cat, The First Sludge, and more.
Every month, Literati features original artwork by a distinguished illustrator introducing the theme. Subscribers receive this artwork made exclusively for Literati kiddos inside their monthly deliveries. In preparation for May, we had the distinct pleasure of chatting with one of our favorite illustrators, Graeme Base, based in Melbourne Australia.