Illustrated Books

How to write a story

Read Polly Dunbar's Ideas Everywhere, a story about how to write a story, along with her guidance note on the best way to use it in the classroom.

Interviews with illustrators

Read our interviews with the best children's illustrators

Illustrations in search of a story

Chris Riddell, former Booktrust Writer in Residence, has a sketchbook full of illustrations that are in search of a story. Can you create a story to give to these illustrations?

Picture Book resources for teachers

Discover a range of resources about using picture books and illustrated books in the classroom - from activities for Foundation and KS1 to ideas for using graphic novels with KS3

Comics and Graphic Novels

Find out useful information about comics and graphic novels and read our recommended booklists

Best New Illustrators Awards

The Booktrust Best New Illustrators Award celebrates the best rising talent in the field of children's illustration today. Find out about the ten winners of the 2011 awards and view images from their books.

Polly Dunbar's Game of Consequences

Follow Polly Dunbar's game of consequences with Emily Gravett, Petr Horacek, Alexis Deacon, Viviane Schwarz, Sarah McIntyre, Ed Vere, Bruce Ingman and Polly Dunar all adding their magic

The Big Picture

The Big Picture Campaign was launched in 2007 as a new initiative aimed at promoting picture books and illustrators

Love a Picture Book

Download a leaflet to celebrate the power of picture books, illustrated by award-winning picture book author and illustrator Katie Cleminson.