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Book cover illustration by Lizzy Stewart. © Lizzy Stewart.

Milly-Molly-Mandy Stories - loved these books when I was a kid. Can't wait for my girls to read them too.

Jane Hissey ~ Old Bear Stories...I found this in a thrift store, and bought it for my granddaughter (so I could enjoy it, too!) love these stories

Lovely page in a Fashion Sketchbook. I should set up my fashion sketches like this.

from the Guardian

Six of the best picture books

Jon Klassen; Jon Klassen Nationalité : canadienne. Biographie Jon Klassen est un jeune auteur-illustrateur canadien qui vit à Los Angeles. Il est dessinateur dans le monde de l'animation pour les studios dreamworks. Il a déjà écrit et illustré quelques albums pour la jeunesse. 'je veux mon chapeau' et 'ce n'est pas mon chapeau'

This illustration has a very sketchy and loose style to it which gives the page movement and interest. I used a similar style in some of my fruit observations. I also like the diverse use of colours which adds depth and shade.

Winter Birches, by Angie Lewin - truely my fav and in my front room as I type

from The Arran Alexander Collection

ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER Vintage Ladybird Book Well Loved Tales Series 606D Gloss Hardback 1988

Ladybird Books. 'The Elves and the Shoemaker. My goodness I am now 58yrs old and these delightful books take me right back, right back to such a wonderful happy childhood. My brother and I loved them. KMW