Children's Book Illustration Exhibition

Friday 23rd October 10:00 - Thursday 29th October 18:30 at London - Piccadilly

The online gallery comes offline for a magical exhibition featuring the original published artwork from some of the nation’s favourite children’s books.

You can come along and view the artwork in the Waterstones Jermyn St Cafe at any time during normal shop opening hours. However, the Children’s Book Illustration team will be on hand for purchases and any queries Thursday 22nd – Thursday 29th October, 10am – 6.30pm Mon – Sat, 11am – 4pm Sunday

Illustrators (& exhibited books) include

Jessica Ahlberg (Fairy Tales for Mr Barker; Goldilocks)            

Sylvia Bennion (Shaun the Sheep)

Anthony Browne (Willy the Champ; Into the Forest; Voices in the Park)

Laura Carlin (The Promise)

Lucy Cousins (Maisy; Yummy; Za-Za’s Baby Brother)

Polly Dunbar (Tilly & Friends; Penguin)

Barbara Firth (Well Done, Little Bear)

Anita Jeram (Puppy Love)

John Lawrence (His Dark Materials)

Katharine McEwen (Bear Hug)

Catherine Rayner (Smelly Louie; Olga da Polga)

Chris Riddell (Puffin book jackets)                                           

David Roberts (The Wind in the Willows)

Salvatore Rubbino (A Walk in London; A Walk in Paris)           

Axel Scheffler (Stick Man; Pip and Posy)

Viviane Schwarz (Is there a DOG in this book?)

Charlotte Voake (Melissa’s Octopus; Ginger; The Owl and the Pussy-cat)

Marcia Williams (Ancient Egypt Tales of Gods & Pharaohs)     

Emma Yarlett (Orion and the Dark; Poppy Pickle)

and many more.

Books will be available from the gallery area as well as the children’s department on the second floor (except those no longer in print).

There is no need to RSVP for this event; just drop by! Plese note that the exhibition will be closed from 5.30pm on the 22nd of October for a private viewing, but open to the public all other times.

For further information and a more comprehensive list of names please visit:

London - Piccadilly Waterstones, London - Piccadilly
Friday 23rd October 10:00 - Thursday 29th October 18:30

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Please note that events can occasionally be cancelled at short notice or their times or dates may alter; we therefore recommend that you check with the shop before travelling.
If you are unable to attend an event we can often reserve signed copies. Please contact the host shop for details. Reserved copies cannot be guaranteed and may not always carry dedications.
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