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Richard Jones - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

RichardJones grew up in Leamington Spa before moving down to Devon to study illustration at the University of Plymouth in Exeter and never went home again! After finishing his degree he stayed on to complete a P.hD. While working on his thesis he got a ‘temporary job’ in Exeter's Central Library and somehow found himself working there for more than ten years. When not at his desk he enjoys bobbing about in the sea, swimming in rivers, walking in woods, listening to audiobooks on the bus and stroking the cat. He now works full time as an author and illustrator. Follow Richard Jones on Instagram

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Secrets of the Mountain

Secrets of the Mountain

Author: Libby Walden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Our mountain watches over us - steadfast and strong... Discover the secrets of the mountain in this stunning picture book. Watch the world transform as day turns to night and explore the never-ending possibilities of nature as you travel up and down the mountain.

Whale in a Fishbowl

Whale in a Fishbowl

Author: Troy Howell Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2020

I'm Piper, said the girl. And you're lovely. Wednesday's reflection shone in Piper's eyes. But you don't belong in there. Wednesday is a whale, who lives in a fishbowl. She is called Wednesday because she is right in the middle of everything. She lives in the middle of the busy streets, surrounded by tall skyscrapers. But, if she jumps high enough she can see a calm bit of blue in the distance. She doesn't know what this blue is, but her heart leaps when she sees it. When a little girl tells Wednesday she belongs in the sea, she doesn't know what she means. What is the sea? Wednesday has never seen it... or has she? Touching and uplifting, this beautiful story is about longing to be free and finding your place in the world.

Our Planet The One Place We All Call Home

Our Planet The One Place We All Call Home

Author: Sir David Attenborough, Matt Whyman Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

The official children's book to the Netflix original documentary series, Our Planet, with a foreword by Sir David Attenborough. This glorious visual celebration of the natural world combines extraordinary photography from the series with stunning illustrations from acclaimed artist, Richard Jones. Lose yourself in icy landscapes, dense jungles and endless oceans. Learn how our fascinating habitats, and the plants and creatures living there, interconnect to create the one place we all call home - Our Planet. This beautifully written and informative book for children has an uplifting message of hope that will strike a chord with all the family. The perfect gift for families the world over to treasure forever. 'You will be among the next characters who can, if they wish, tell the most extraordinary story of all - how human beings in the twenty-first century came to their senses and started to protect Planet Earth' Sir David Attenborough

The Child of Dreams

The Child of Dreams

Author: Irena Brignull Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2019

A beautiful classic gift book that celebrates family and belonging, from acclaimed screenwriter Irena Brignull. A little girl wants to know where she came from and why she doesn't have a father. When her mother cannot tell her, the girl decides to find out for herself. Her journey leads her on a quest through the woods, tracing her own story back to its source with the help of the animals she meets, until she discovers what truly matters in making a family. A beautiful, timeless story with sumptuous illustrations, this classic gift book from acclaimed screenwriter Irena Brignull and exciting illustrator Richard Jones will be shared and treasured by all families whatever their shape or size.

As We Grow The journey of life...

As We Grow The journey of life...

Author: Libby Walden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

No one knows what lies aheador who they'll grow to be, It's all a part of growing up - the journey to be me... In this stunning picture book, Richard Jones' enchanting illustrations sensitively depict each stage of life and the journey of transformation that we undergo as we grow up.

Paper Planes

Paper Planes

Author: Jim Helmore Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/05/2019

Mia and Ben are the very best of friends. They live side by side at the edge of a great, wide lake and together they sail, and swing, and sing. But the thing they love the most is making paper planes. They dream of one day being able to make a plane that will fly all the way across the lake, and their planes become more and more intricate... But one day: terrible news. Ben's family are moving far, far away. How can Mia and Ben stay best friends if they are so far apart? And how will they ever realise their dream of making a plane that can fly across their lake? Find out in this moving, lyrical story of friendship and flight.

The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems

The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems

Author: Paul B. Janeczko Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2019

A collection of how-to poems on all sorts of subjects and from all around the world, edited and illustrated by two major talents. Find a patch of unbroken snow; dye your hair green with purple spots; slowly breathe in and out; bounce in your space-boots ... and don't take off your helmet, whatever you do! A how-to poem shows the steps in a process - here, award-winning anthologist Paul B. Janeczko presents charming examples of the genre. There are over thirty poems in this beautiful, memorable treasury, each one illustrated with elegance and flair by picture-book talent Richard Jones. The poets featured are from around the world and through history, bringing together classic writers like Christina Rossetti and modern stars such as Kwame Alexander. And their poems pose all sorts of questions. Some are lyrical (How do you build a poem?), others seemingly practical (How do you mix a pancake?), many more wry (How do you pay attention?). But they all share something in common: answers that are certain to delight and intrigue...

Bird Builds a Nest A Science Storybook about Forces

Bird Builds a Nest A Science Storybook about Forces

Author: Martin Jenkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2019

A beautifully illustrated picture book introducing young children to the concept of forces. Bird is building her nest. She pushes and pulls twigs into place until she's made a cosy cup, ready and waiting ... can you guess what for? This beautiful picture book is the perfect introduction to forces and the concept of pushing and pulling, and is the third in the new Science Story Book series from Walker Books. Bird Builds a Nest is illustrated by up-and-coming talent Richard Jones and written by author Martin Jenkins, the award-winning author of Can We Save the Tiger? and Ape.

The Squirrels' Busy Year: A Science Storybook about the Seasons

The Squirrels' Busy Year: A Science Storybook about the Seasons

Author: Martin Jenkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2018

The perfect introduction to seasons and weather for young children. It's winter. It's cold! The squirrels are digging up acorns to eat. But what will they eat in the spring when the acorns are gone? This beautiful picture book is the perfect introduction to the seasons and how the weather changes throughout the year. The second book in the new Science Storybook series from Walker Books, illustrated by up-and-coming talent Richard Jones and written by the award-winning author Martin Jenkins.

Town Mouse, Country Mouse

Town Mouse, Country Mouse

Author: Libby Walden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

Finding the true meaning of home... Rediscover Aesop's classic fable with this rhyming peep-through picture book. Richard Jones' charming illustrations perfectly capture this reimagined tale of two mice on a quest to find their place in the big wide world as they learn the true meaning of belonging and home.

The Squirrels' Busy Year: A Science Storybook about the Seasons

The Squirrels' Busy Year: A Science Storybook about the Seasons

Author: Martin Jenkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/01/2018

The perfect introduction to seasons and weather for young children. It's winter. It's cold! The squirrels are digging up acorns to eat. But what will they eat in the spring when the acorns are gone? This beautiful picture book is the perfect introduction to the seasons and how the weather changes throughout the year. The second book in the new Science Storybook series from Walker Books, illustrated by up-and-coming talent Richard Jones and written by the award-winning author Martin Jenkins.

Winter Dance

Winter Dance

Author: Marion Dane Bauer Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/11/2017

The Snow Lion

The Snow Lion

Author: Jim Helmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2017

From the fabulous partnership of award-winning author Jim Helmore and the brilliant Richard Jones comes a stunning book about friendship. When Caro and her mum move to a new house, Caro becomes lonely. There's only so much exploring she can do by herself! It's not long though before she makes a new friend - The Snow Lion. He's as white as snow, and together they have fun playing hide and seek, chasing and sliding. However, it's soon time for Caro to venture out on her own . . . With a slighty magical, classic feel and a lovely message, The Snow Lion is a story which will appeal to children and parents alike, and the beautiful illustrations make this a book to treasure.

The Snow Lion

The Snow Lion

Author: Jim Helmore Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2017

From the fabulous partnership of award-winning author Jim Helmore and the brilliant Richard Jones comes a stunning book about friendship. When Caro and her mum move to a new house, Caro becomes lonely. There's only so much exploring she can do by herself! It's not long though before she makes a new friend - The Snow Lion. He's as white as snow, and together they have fun playing hide and seek, chasing and sliding. However, it's soon time for Caro to venture out on her own . . . With a slighty magical, classic feel and a lovely message, The Snow Lion is a story which will appeal to children and parents alike, and the beautiful illustrations make this a book to treasure.

Town Mouse, Country Mouse

Town Mouse, Country Mouse

Author: Libby Walden Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/03/2017

Finding the true meaning of home... Rediscover Aesop's classic fable with this rhyming peep-through picture book. Richard Jones' charming illustrations perfectly capture this reimagined tale of two mice on a quest to find their place in the big wide world as they learn the true meaning of belonging and home.

Feelings Inside my heart and in my head...

Feelings Inside my heart and in my head...

Author: Libby Walden Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

What you feel is who you are... Explore a world of emotions with this stunning peep-through picture book. Richard Jones' enchanting illustrations and the lyrical text make each and every feeling come to life to help children understand the emotions they experience.

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