Kids Books

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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Cedric Hohnstadt for Highlights Magazine

Can you spot the differences between these two illustrations created by Cedric Hohnstadt for the January 2017 edition of Highlights magazine?

View more of Cedric’s work through his Play! Illustration portfolio and at cedricstudio.com.

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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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Merrill Rainey: Freddy’s Superpower

Merrill Rainey won Highlights for Children’s Pewter Plate Illustrator of the Month award for the comic, “Freddy’s Superpower” in the month of June.

The comic was created alongside Linda Kao.

About Merrill

Merrill is most known for his brand character work for both Jack and Jill and Humpty Dumpty magazines. His client list also includes other industry names like Capstone Publishing, Highlights, Ladybug magazine, Learning A-Z, McGraw-Hill Education, Scholastic, and Razorbill. He is currently illustrating his first middle-grade chapter book series titled Blobby Blossom. This series will be published by Razorbill an imprint of Penguin Random House.

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

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Greg Hardin: When I Grow up, I Want to be a Jayhawk

Greg Hardin utilized Kickstarter to fund and publish his first self-initiated children’s book titled, When I Grow Up, I Want to be  Jayhawk.

The book is officially licensed by The University of Kansas and is  about an enthusiastic young Jay who has big dreams of becoming a Kansas Jayhawk. It’s a lighthearted rhyming celebration of the history and traditions of The University of Kansas, it offers an exciting preview of college life, and it also celebrates the value of higher education.

See more work from Greg through his Play! Illustration portfolio and at greghardin.net.

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Owen Davey: Smart about Sharks

Did you know that sharks can detect electrical currents from other creatures? Or that some are covered in little tassels Sharks are pretty incredible — some can even walk out of the water!

Owen Davey returns to non-fiction with Smart about Sharks to explain the mysteries of those denizens of the deep. The book aims to educate young readers about the thrilling residents of the sea.

Owen fills the book with exciting & detailed illustrations to educate young readers about these thrilling residents of the sea.

The book can be purchased here & here.

Owen is represented by Folio Illustration Agency. Check out his work through his Play! Illustration portfolio and at folioart.co.uk.

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John Haslam: A Journey Through the Human Body

John Haslam teamed up with writer, Steve Parker, to create artwork for the children’s book, A Journey Through the Human Body.

The book aims to educate children about how the human body works and John’s illustrations remind the children reader of the beautiful diversity found in human features.

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

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