Category: Children’s Books

12/13/21

See agent Kim’s selection of favorite holiday gifts by our artists.

Agent Kim Fleming here. Today I’ve gathered up a selection of my favorite holiday gifts and festive items by our artists, available for purchase. I want to set my table with Kay Wolfersperger’s Santa party paper set!

 

Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

Party paper holiday collection for Sunny and Ted.
The collection features Santas with different skin tones,
holiday motifs and magical pops of gold.

 

& Clairice Gifford
An amazing collaboration
between LRS artists!
Zoë Ingram did the cover, with internal activities by Flora Waycott and
Clairice Gifford.
For Usborne Publishing.
Above: Zoë Ingram
Left: Flora Waycott.

 

Amazing collection by Kelly Anne Dalton for 180 Degrees.
Find them at your favorite local gift store.

 

Editions Michael Fischer

 

Page Street Publishing

 

Notebooks for Djeco

 

Snap up some classics!
Alma Publishing.
Buy them here and here.

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
11/29/21

My giant course sale ends tomorrow! Make 2022 your year!

Our biggest sale of the year ends tomorrow over at my teaching site, Make Art That Sells!

 

Let me help you make 2022 your best year ever. I’ve taught thousands of students over the course of forty years, and I have a lot to share. MATS is a place where you can focus on your art in the company of like-minded people, stay inspired, and enjoy the guidance and structure you crave to be the very best artist you can be. Many of my students have gone on to be represented by me and by other agents.

 

Don’t miss the huge Cyber Sale which ends tomorrow!

 

Download your FREE copy of our gorgeous Cyber Sale guide and start plotting and planning your year ahead. It’s got student galleries, course information, and some arty worksheets, and back by popular demand, the Armadillo worksheet for you to dream up your goals for 2022.
Above, from left: Me, Zoë Tucker (Illustrating Children’s Books & Character Play), Margo Tantau (Creating Collections for Home Décor & Home Decor Plus), Beth Kempton (MBA), Riley Wilkinson (My Toy Pitch & Character Play), Tamisha Anthony (Redrawing Black History).

 

Join me and my brilliant
including
6 course giveaways,
top tips, and more.

 

A variety of Studio products

 


 

Some recent work by our artists
Editions Auzou

 

Sublime Stitching

 

Scholastic
Editions Auzou

 

 

Compendium

 

Hachette Australia

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
11/17/21

Have you ever seen packaging this gorgeous? Plus Helen Dardik’s latest prints.

We’re thrilled to be sharing this fabulous FREE guide that’s absolutely stuffed with valuable information and gorgeous art.

 

With insider insights on how to get an agent, to what a buyer looks for in a home décor collection and how to get editorial illustration work, these tips are based on years of experience – and we’re giving it to you for FREE!

 

Just head over to Make Art That Sells to grab your copy now!

 


Kim Fleming here! As an agent at LRS, I get to assign loads of jobs to our brilliant artists, and I never tire of seeing the stunning work they create. Today, I’ve selected a few recent favorites to show you–from assignments, but also from personal work that the artists do just for themselves. Scroll down to see stylish chocolate packaging, intricate prints, an imaginative book cover, and more!

 

Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

From Rebecca Jones’ fabric collection, Oceans Away, for Clothworks
Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

Available for licensing as of this writing

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Penguin Random House

 

A selection of cards by Flora Waycott
Photograph by Flora Waycott

 

Packaging for Fika cookies
Available in stores only

 

Character development by Julia Christians

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
11/9/21

See my newest favorite children’s book. It literally took my breath away.

Hot off the press! Today, we’re spotlighting Åsa Gilland’s beautifully illustrated book, We Are All Different–A Celebration of Diversity, written by Tracey Turner, published by Macmillan. This is one of the most moving books that I’ve seen in a very long time, as it celebrates such important themes like diversity, gender, learning styles, kindness and so much more in a joyful way.

 

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW!
Buy it here.

Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

There’s a reason why Åsa is constantly busy with work: her joyful characters and highly-detailed scenes bring any text to life. Enjoy.
AVAILABLE FOR
PRE-ORDER NOW!

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
10/12/21

Big reveal! Dazzling children’s book pitches by our artists.

GET READY TO SWOON. We’re sharing pages from our artists’ children’s book pitches that were created for our annual Residency and my course, My Kid Book Pitch (starting October 18th). These charming book pitches are currently available for your consideration.

 

One (that we can’t show yet) was just picked up and will be published April 2023!

Editors and Art Directors: Don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to see any or all of our artists’ charming and gorgeous children’s book pitches.

You’ll love this appealing and witty tale about an eccentric child who is obsessed with arranging absolutely anything and everything, from flowers to people! We’re particularly excited about Katie’s wit and her luscious watercolor illustrations. What’s so good about this book is its important message of accepting and embracing one’s own unique behavioral differences.

 

We’re incredibly excited about Bambi’s historic tale of a brave pioneer, loosely based on Maria Sibylla Merian, a naturalist and scientific illustrator of the 1600’s who travels to the Amazon with her daughter. We follow along as the mother and daughter search for a very exotic and elusive butterfly with help from indigenous people. Loaded with botanical and scientific tidbits, depicting a touching mother/daughter relationship, this feminist STEAM book is sure to do very well.

 

Get ready to be floored when you see this magical, painterly pitch by Kendra Binney as she tells a tender and imaginative story of two children—one who is afraid of the ground, and one who is afraid of the sky! Through visually gorgeous illustrations of steampunk-style Rube Goldberg-type contraptions, they find a way to connect. It’s the perfect vehicle for Kendra’s highly in-demand dreamy style.

 

Welcome to Adventures in Ida Land. Kelly Anne has crafted an entire charming and eccentric world around her feisty main character, Ida. With the ability to communicate with rocks, trees, and animals, Ida travels through different landscapes cleverly solving Mother Nature’s problems. We love Kelly Anne’s bright illustration style and particularly adorable main character illustration, and the timely environmental message.

 

What I love about Mara’s pitch is her ability to tell a laugh-out-loud story about an insecure snail in a cool way that imparts lots of nutty snail factoids. This book celebrates mucous and other gross features such as the dung beetle’s poop. At first jealous of the cool flamingo, Herbert the snail comes to love all of its own special abilities—especially its mucous. Quite frankly, I was amazed at impressive special abilities of a snail that I never knew about. Sure to be a hit with boys and girls alike. STEM with humor!

 

Ruth Burrows, our newest artist, created this pitch for My Kid Book Pitch course. It was one of the reasons why I scooped her up.

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
9/7/21

Guess who I’m interviewing next?

Coming this Thursday!

 

Both images above were created in my MATS Bootcamp course this past Spring
Join me Thursday for our WebinART as I chat with our newest artist
and view her gorgeous work. I’ll show you the mini portfolio she sent hoping to get representation.
This Thursday
September 9th
12.00 PM ET.
—–
We’ll be broadcasting live on Zoom here on Thursday. See you then!
WebinART link here
Password: Ruth99
p.s. You won’t be on video, no worries. It’s a great chat to have on in background!
Find links to our entire WebinART series HERE.

 

Above by Ruth Burrows

 

Agent Kim Fleming gathered up a collection of character images for you this week. Characters are such a key part of illustration work.
Highlights magazine

 

From My first Animal songs / Mes premières chansons d’animaux (Editions Gründ)

 

Character studies

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

Akiara Books

 

Available for licensing as of this writing.

 

From Princesses Can Fix it (Page Street Kids)

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
8/9/21

Here are hot new book releases and a toothbrush.

Check out these gorgeous new releases illustrated by our artists. Scroll down to read why Kelly Anne Dalton particularly loved illustrating a biology book for Quarto.

 

Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

Picture book for Editions Lito.

 

Out now! The next two books in a new series of
picture books about each US state,
by Doubleday Books for Young Readers (Penguin Random House)
Buy them here and here.

 

Mes premières chansons et comptines (Editions Gründ)
Buy it here.

 

The Chickentown Mystery, written and illustrated by Albert,
now available in the US! (Chouette Publishing)
Buy it here.

 

Biology for Kids (Quarto)
From Kelly Anne: “I loved creating the portraits of the biologists for book #2 in the Kitchen Pantry Scientist series. My mom is a retired biologist, so the subject matter really hit close to home. “
Buy it here.

 

Needlebook: A Creative Embroidery Kit by DIcraft.
Buy it here.

 

Some fun products for Blue Q — IBF gum wrapper and a toothbrush!
Buy the gum here.
Buy the toothbrush here.

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
7/20/21

What do talking pencils, lightening bugs and Cleopatra have in common?

Today’s spotlight

 

Please enjoy this brand new work by our artists who attended my recent course, Make Art That Sells Illustrating Children’s Books 2021. You’ll see appealing characters displaying emotions and active poses, strong art styles and gorgeous environments whether witty (I’m talking about you, Katie Vernon) or historically accurate (I’m looking at your Cleopatra, Jennifer Potter) or dreamy (yes, you, Kelly Anne Dalton).

 

Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

Text by Zoë Tucker

 

Text by Lilla Rogers.
Manuscript and art ready to license! Contact us for details.

 

Text by Zoë Tucker

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
6/3/21

Wanna see Helen Dardik’s animated unicorns?

What I love about art with a kid book vibe is that it’ll pull in a variety of gigs like commissions for backpacks, tattoos, and cheetah lockets. You never know. Enjoy the show!
Plus… stay tuned for some BIG NEWS coming next week!
Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project.

 

Animation by Natasha Dewitz

 

I’m (almost) Always Kind illustrated by Åsa Gilland
(Usborne Publishing)

 

The Healthy Motherhood Journal (Sounds True)

 

Can you believe all these fabulous books Sarah Walsh has illustrated? You can see why she’s in such demand.
Buy Draw Bridge here.
Buy Truth & Daring here.
Buy True Colors here.
Buy Matilda here.
Buy Herstory here.
Buy Hats of Faith here.
Visit our Books page to see more!

 

Notre Planète illustrated by Daniel Roode (Editions Gründ)

 

Tiger Backpack & Animal tattoos (Petit Monkey)

 

Sweet cheetah bracelet illustrated by Tara Lilly for Djeco

 

Book cover lettering for The Secret Garden (HarperCollins)

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells
4/29/21

Spotlight on Kelly Anne Dalton : Enjoy her bright and dreamy style

Today, we’d love to show you the work of Kelly Anne Dalton whose bright and dreamy style pulls in a vast range of commissions from science-y books for kids to updated Aesop’s tales for Editions Auzou to covers for historic middle-grade fiction for Random House. Enjoy!
Contact us to assign or license art. We’re happy to help you find the perfect artist or gorgeous images for your project!

 

 

“I grew up in a secluded Victorian resort town in the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania, which was the perfect recipe for a lifetime love of vintage objects with soul and playing make-believe in the forest.”
— Kelly Anne Dalton

 

Watch Kelly Anne make art magic on her iPad.
Welcome to Adventures in Idaland. Kelly Anne has crafted an entire world around the main character, Ida. With her mouse pal Scout, Ida embarks on adventures around the world as she helps animals solve all sorts of problems.
Together with our Toy and Game agent Riley Wilkinson, we’ve developed an entertainment concept ripe for a future animated series, as well as toy concepts ready for license. Contact Riley to learn more.

 

Kelly Anne just created this lovely piece for the very first assignment for my Illustrating Children’s Books course.

 

Personal work

 

Books

 

Above: Chemistry for Kids, Quarto
Biology out soon!

 

Aesop’s Fables (Editions Auzou)

 

Book covers for Random House

 

More beautiful illustrations

 

I hope you enjoyed the show! Check out our site to see more.
Want great art for your project? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be delighted to assist you with any of your art needs.
xo
Lilla
Agent, Artist, Author
Founder, Lilla Rogers Studio
Co-Founder, Make Art That Sells