Nicola Killen – The Little Kitten

by | Oct 21, 2020 | author-illustrators

Inspiration for us lost creatives

A picture book author-illustrator tip

I found real inspiration in her last answer about her picture book life’s best moment. This pandemic, election, social unrest period has been difficult. And creatively, I’ve felt lost and a little manic, but her answer gives me some hope.

Nicola Killen The Little Kitten

Featured book:

The Little Kitten Picture Book
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Show notes:

Children’s book author-illustrator Nicola Killen reminds us of picture books’ power and shares her book THE LOST KITTEN.

Nicola Killen received an MA in children’s book illustration at Cambridge School of Art, and since then, she has been working on her books, including THE LITTLE REINDEER. 

THE LOST KITTEN is a charming autumnal story about a little girl who must return a lost kitten to its home, told and illustrated in limited color with foil and interactive die-cut pages.

 

Learn more about:

The book: The Lost Kitten*
The author-illustrator: Nicola Killen
The giveaway: Deadline – Monday, Nov. 2, 2020

 

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Other picture book messages featured in this episode

Annie Dills – The Lights and Types of Ships at Night

The book: The Lights and Types of Ships at Night*
The author: Dave Eggers
The illustrator: Annie Dills
The book giveaway: Deadline – Monday, Nov. 2, 2020

Soar Hillary Daecher

The book: Soar*
The author: Hillary Daecher
The illustrator: Angie Hohenadel
The book giveaway: Deadline – Monday, Nov. 2, 2020

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You can buy these books online, support the podcast and local bookstores at Picturebooking’s Bookshop.

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