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''It's rare to find someone as motivated and enthusiastic as Jo Byatt. She is full of ideas that she eagerly brings to the table. She has a strong work ethic and has shown great flexibility whilst working with us."
Annie Kubler Art Director
Sue Baker Editor
'" Jo is a Superstar! When you approach her with a new project, you don't just receive great artwork, you get the full package; a fantastic attitude, commitment, professionalism and of course quality. She's the ideal Illustrator for young children's books who not only considers what you have asked for, but puts her own spin on the brief. She is a true creative and a wonder to work with, with every email boasting Jo's strong personality. If that's not all, her ADORABLE pug Ziggy makes his way into conversation - watch out for photos because they are cuteness overload."
Alex Alexandrou, Head of Commissioning - Children's Igoo Books Ltd. July 2018.
By Jo Byatt. Published by Child's Play
'Join Raccoon on a walk around some of their favourite places. A celebration of life's simple pleasures and the joy of individual experiences. The route map at the end of each book can be used to develop recollection and sequencing skills.'
Published by Igloo Books. Written by Stephanie Moss, Illustrated by me.
Art Direction and Design, Alex Alexandrou.
I am so proud to announce that my entry came runner up in the Hello Spring! competition. I called it Spring Emerging! The panel said that 'it made them all smile'. I hope it makes you smile too!
Bea loves Lions and knows everything there is to know about them. She lives by the beach, but she doesn't like sand one little bit! One day, her mother persuades her to visit the beach, where she meets a sand sculputure of a lion who is afraid of water. their developing friendship helps each of them to overcome their anxieties, but the next day the lion has disappeared! How will Bea cope? A funny and tender book about the mutual support of friendship, the acceptance of loss, and the resilience needed to accept change.
Extremely proud that Kirkus Reviews said it was "Delightful"
"Please come in and stay awhile
I really hope to make you smile
If you are happy with what you see!
Please send an email, straight to me!"
I am extremely pleased to announce that I have won a place in this exhibition for the 2nd time, with both these Illustrations. The Space Illustration is currently hanging in the Westminster Reference Library, London. Among 30 other Illustrators until the 4th January 2020. Both Illustrations are on the SCWBI online gallery of winners.
Brand new Early Reader for Maverick Children's Books, publishing 28 th November 2019.
Written by Jenny Jinks.
It is out now in the US!
More exciting news is that it will
be publishing in the UK 6 th August 2019.
Published with Igloo Books.
My 3rd Picture book with Igloo Books.
Busy Railway and Busy Beach Published by Campbell Books is now out.
Cover reveal of my new books with
Child's Play International.
Publishing 30 th November I am very proud to reveal my new board book covers with Child's play.
'Prolific Children's Illustrator Jo Byatt is loved by families nationwide. Following her vibrant debut, Catch me if you can, in 2014, Jo's had 27 children's books published with 3 books out in 2019. Her BookTrust title, "Bear's Reading Adventure" which was launched by HRH Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is in the homes of 400,000 preschoolers and is her proudest moment to date.'
Credit Natasha Higgins
Pictures at Play. SCBWI Exhibition at the Half Moon Theatre, running from September until December 2017 (Now Closed!)
I won a place in this fantastic exhibition by SCBWI held last year, it was judged by a top publishing panel and I feel very honoured to be part of it.
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