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WORLD BOOK DAY: Focus on Illustrated Fiction (again!)

Posted on Mar 6, 2014

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Happy World Book Day!

A few weeks ago I came across some videos on the World Book Day website, two of which made me think that for World Book Day 2014, I would quite like to focus on one of my favourite genres, illustrated fiction. I know, I know. I have already, I have already focused on it plenty of times, but you can never have too much of a good thing.

*Firstly, here are the two videos:

Liz Pichon, bestselling author illustrator of Tom Gates, talks about  planning a comic style story:

Fabulous duo Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell talk about to use illustrations to enhance a story:

 

*Secondly, I ask the lovely folk on Twitter and Facebook to come up with their favourite Illustrated chapter books:

A Boggle at Bewilderwood ~ Tom Blofield & Steve Pearceillus1
The vibe on Twitter was more or less everything by Chris Riddell, but with specific mention of:
The Ottoline Books ~ Chris Riddell (see here and here)
Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse ~ Chris Riddell (see my review here)
Fergus Crane ~ Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell
The Edge Chronicles ~ Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell
Dixie O’Day in the Fast Lane ~ Shirley Hughes & Clara Vulliamy (see my review here)
The Invention of Hugo Cabret ~ Brian Selznick
George’s Marvellous Medicine ~ Roald Dahl & Quentin Blake
The Twits ~ Roald Dahl & Quentin Blake
My Naughty Little Sister ~ Dorothy Edwards & Shirley Hughes
Milly Molly Mandy ~ Joyce Lankaster Brisley (I have a beautiful edition with Clara Vulliamy artwork too)
Tinder ~ Sally Gardner & David Roberts (see my review here)
The Claude books ~ Alex T Smith (see my reviews here, here, here  and here)
Wings & Co ~ Sally Gardner & David Roberts (see my review here)
Edward Tulane ~ Kate DiCamillo
Wolfie ~ Emma Barnes
A Bear and a Boy in a Boat ~ Dave Shelton (see my review here)
Anna Hibiscus series ~ Atinuke & Lauren Tobia
Tom Gates series ~ Liz Pichon(see my review here)
Wendy Quill  series ~ Wendy Meddour & Mina May
All the AA Milne books
Malice ~ Chris Wooding
Soonchild ~ Russell Hoban & Alexis Deacon
The Unbelievable Top Secret Diary of Pig ~ Emer Stamp (see my review here)
The Little Grey Men ~ ‘BB’
The Hiccup books ~ Cressida Cowell
Mariella Mysteries ~ Kate Pankhurst
Fortunately, the Milk ~ Neil Gaiman & Chris Riddell
The Araminta Spook series ~ Angie Sage
Oliver and the Seawigs ~ Philip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre (see my review here)

* Thirdly, a few of my favourites which have not been mentioned above:
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Squishy McFluff The Invisible Cat ~ Pip Jones
Flora & Ulysses ~ Kate DiCamillo
Foxy Tales: the Cunning Plan ~ Caryl Hart &  Alex T Smith (see my review here)
The Kingdom of Silk series ~ Glenda Millard & Stephen Michael king (see my review here)
Why We Broke Up ~ Daniel Handler & Maira Kalman (see my review here)
My Happy Life ~ Rose Lagercrantz & Eva Eriksson (see my review here)
The Boy Who Climbed into the Moon & My Dad’s a Birdman ~ David Almond & Polly Dunbar (see my review here)
Madame Pamplemousse series ~ Rupert Kingfisher & (see my review here and here)

I am sure I am forgetting many, many more!

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