Children’s Books

Bryn Barnard- The New Ocean: The Fate of Life in a Changing Sea

The New Ocean: The Fate of Life in a Changing Sea is a recently published book by Bryn Barnard. In the book, Bryn uses his surreal looking paintings in an attempt to address climate change. He focuses on six sea creatures and uses them to highlight how the children readers can take action to mitigate global warming.

Bryn describes the book as “a hard look at an uncomfortable topic in language that children can understand.”

See more of Bryn’s artwork through his Play! Illustration portfolio and at brynbarnard.com.

 

Remy Simard: Leon Poltron

Remy Simard created illustrations to accompany the children’s book, Leon Poltron. The book is about a sensitive and imaginative boy that goes on an adventure meeting interesting creatures.

Explore more of Remy’s work through his Play! Illustration portfolio and at remysimard.com.

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Jannie Ho – Violet Rose and the Summer Campout

Jannie Ho collaborated with publisher Nosy Crow on her recent release from the Violet Rose children’s book series. The book, Violet Rose and the Summer Campout,  features activities, paper crafts, and stickers to make for a fun summer activity book.

See more work from Jannie Ho through her Play! Illustration portfolio and at her website.

Conceptopolis for Baby Bestiary

Conceptopolis created these illustrations for the recent Baby Bestiary book release. The book is described as “the first exploration of a new kind of adventure, the raising of young monsters to become loyal companions, beloved friends or fearsome guardians.”

See more work from Conceptopolis through their Play! Illustration portfolio and at conceptopolis.com.

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Feet! Illustrated by Leo Trinidad

Leo Trinidad teamed up with author Barrie Wade to illustrate Feet!, a non-fiction book for young animal lovers that are just beginning to read on their own.

See more work from Leo through his Play! Illustration portfolio and his website.

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Rob McClurkan Illustrates for “Dive In!”

Rob McClurkan teamed up with the acclaimed family band, Recess Monkey to create illustrations for a new children’s book, Dive In!

The book features a hilarious interactive adventure that takes its readers into the deep blue sea!

See more of Rob’s work through his Play! Illustration portfolio and at seerobdraw.com.

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James Gilleard: Disney’s Haunted Mansion

James Gilleard was selected to create illustrations for a new Disney Parks book based on the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland.

See more work from James through his Play! Illustration portfolio and at jamesgilleard.com.

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Joe Palmisano: Cow On Moon

Everyone remembers The Cow Jumped over the Moon, but did you know that he liked it so much he decided to stay? In this whimsical illustration by Joe Palmisano, we see a very content cow fishing for the brightest stars to decorate his new moon!

The artwork was created for a children’s picture book cover proposal.

Take a moment to visit Joe’s Play! Illustration portfolio and his website joepalmisano.com.

 

Rob McClurkan: The Colorful Story of Comics (History of Fun Stuff)

Rob McClurkan created illustrations to accompany Patricia Lakin’s book The Colorful Story of Comics (History of Fun Stuff).

The book is for beginning readers and explains the history of comics, graphic novels, manga and more.

The book is set to release on September 27th and can be pre-ordered here.

View more of Rob’s work through his Play! Illustration portfolio and his site, seerobdraw.com.

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Jim Paillot: National Wildlife Federation

Jim Paillot was commissioned by the National Wildlife Federation to create artwork for Ranger Rick Magazine, a kids magazine filled with animal facts, games and other fun activities.

Jim’s illustration was used for a hilarious “Camping Riddles” spread that featured kid-friendly riddles.

To see more of Jim’s work, visit his Play! Illustration portfolio and his website, jimpaillot.com.

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