Little Door Books
Little Door Books was officially launched as an independent publisher in 2016. We work collaboratively with established and emerging authors and illustrators, offering them greater input in the creation of their high-quality, exciting, and ultimately beautiful picture books. We encourage our authors and illustrators to be part of the whole design, layout and production process, making them feel the finished product is very much their creation. This method of collaboration hopefully inspires those involved to enthusiastically promote their work and produce exciting new works in the future.
Having worked in live children’s theatre for many years and coming from a musical background, we know music is something that children really respond to, so as well as producing highly imaginative, fun picture books that children want to come back to time and time again, we wanted to include a musical element that would offer families that little bit extra. So each book has one or more specially-written songs that are offered as a musical downloads or CD, together with a free audio book.
Added to this we have just launched a new project, Little Door Debuts. Part of the reason we set up Little Door Books was to encourage new talent. Our 2017 publications One Button Benny and The Giant Who Snored while written by established authors, were illustrated by two young and exciting illustrators – Chloe Holwill-Hunter and Amy Lewis.
Little Door Debuts will go one step further encouraging new writer/illustrator talent. For 2019 we are delighted to announce we will be publishing the first children’s picture book by writer-illustrator Will Hughes. Will is an exciting young talent who recently graduated from Edinburgh College of Art.
For 2018 we are very excited to have three new picture books coming out, each by an award-winning author – Vivian French, Barry Hutchison and author and musician Colin MacIntyre (Mull Historical Society).
BOOKS FROM Little Door Books
A Dragon Story
Hushabye Lullabye: Goodnight Dreams
The Girl Who Stole The Stars
Corrina Campbell, Corrina Campbell
Snooze: Helpful Tips For Sleepy Owls
Eilidh Muldoon, Eilidh Muldoon
One Button Benny and the Gigantic Catastrophe
Alan Windram, Chloe Holwill-Hunter
Daddy Frog and the Moon
Pippa Goodhart, Augusta Kirkwood
Crime Squirrel Investigators: The Naughty Nut Thief
Emily Dodd , Giulia Cregut
by Sara Sheridan (Author), Molly Sheridan (Author), Iain Carroll (Illustrator)
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The Book . . . According to Jenni Fagan
Jackie Kay on Bessie Smith
Edge of the Grave: A Q & A with Robbie Morrison
Jeda Pearl Interviews: T. L. Huchu
Bhavika Govil Interviews: Sean Wai Keung
Islands of Abandonment
The Secret Life of Otters
Eat Bike Cook: Food Stories and Recipes from Female Cyclists
The Fairy Song: Interview with Illustrator Ruchi Mhasane
Hushabye Lullabye: Goodnight Dreams
A Working Class State of Mind
Grimms’ Fairy Tales in Scots
The Everliving Memory of John Valentine
Break in Case of Silence: New Writing Scotland
The Puffin Portal: An Interview with Vashti Hardy
Deep Wheel Orcadia
The Biggest Footprint
Secrets of the Last Merfolk
A Portrait Without Likeness
Christmas Gifts for Everyone!
My Heart’s Content, My Greatest Gift
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