Junior Deluxe Editions – The Complete List, Illustrated

The latest page in my list of illustrated bibliographies is finally up – a complete list of all the books in the Junior Deluxe Editions series. Many people will be familiar with these brightly coloured and cheerfully illustrated children’s books, as they were the book club for children throughout the 1950s. Most of the books Read more…

Alice in Wonderland – An Illustrated Bookshelf Tour

I love Alice, and the video linked above is an illustrated tour of my (ridiculously extensive) Alice in Wonderland collection. I’ve also prepared another of my illustrated bibliographies for Alice, which includes all of the books in the video as well as many more that I ran out of time to Read more…

Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone – Incredibly Talented Twin Illustrators

My latest illustrated bibliography is a complete list of the books published by Janet & Anne Grahame Johnstone. These twin artists worked together on all their artwork, swapping it between themselves in their studio, until Janet’s tragic death following a house fire. If you grew up in one of the Commonwealth countries in Read more…

Errol Le Cain – Master of Design and Colour in Children’s Book Illustration

A new entry in my illustrated bibliography series is a complete bibliography of the work of master illustrator Errol Le Cain. My favourite of his works are the incredible classic fairy tale picture book versions of Cinderella and Thorn Rose (Sleeping Beauty). Just look at these beauties: But honestly, all of his work Read more…

Gorgeous editions of classic fiction – new illustrated bibliographies feature

I have started a new feature here, providing links to illustrated bibliographies of the most beautiful editions of classic fiction, science fiction & fantasy, and – of course – all of my favourite vintage illustrators. The links and illustrations of each of the books are provided in separate pages, so I will Read more…