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Katie Cottle (photo credit: Will Austin)

Artist Spotlight: Katie Cottle

Katie Cottle is so much more than an award-winning illustrator and printmaker living in Bristol, UK. She also happens to be a uniquely talented artist whose electric style elevates and invigorates children's book manuscripts on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to You're Out of This World, her cosmically adorable board book with Hazy Dell Press, Katie's books for children include Omar and the Bees for Owlet Press, and Home Grown, for which she received a Batsford Prize for children’s book illustration.
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Hazy Dell Press Apparel at Threadless.com ✨

Hazy Dell Press Apparel at Threadless.com ✨

One of our most frequently asked FAQs is: "Does Hazy Dell Press sell shirts, hoodies, etc.?" And our answer is a resounding, "Yes!", though we don't sell them on this site. Dozens of Hazy Dell Press designs and apparel types are available on a different site, printed on demand in whatever size, style, and color you choose: Threadless.com
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Artist Spotlight: Gillian Reid

Artist Spotlight: Gillian Reid

Gillian Reid's exhilarating, effervescent illustrations have elevated an impressive catalog of high-profile children's books and television shows. In addition to illustrating Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness's picture book, Peanut Goes For the Gold, Gillian serves as the Character Design Supervisor on the popular Netflix series Hilda. 
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Hazy Dell Press Awards Round-Up!

Hazy Dell Press Awards Round-Up!

Hazy Dell Press and our amazing team of writers, illustrators, and editors, have been recognized with a flurry of recent awards and accolades. From middle-grade chapter books to lift-a-flap books for the littlest readers and pre-readers, take a look at the most recent plaudits for our most recent titles. 
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Artist Spotlight: Nicole Miles

Artist Spotlight: Nicole Miles

Nicole Miles's buoyant, emotionally nuanced illustrations have graced a wide variety of publications, including children's books published by Candlewick Press, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster. Originally from The Bahamas, this Eisner-nominated artist currently lives in West Yorkshire, UK.
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Author Kyle Sullivan recommends books that "deliver holiday magic with a dark twist"

Author Kyle Sullivan recommends books that "deliver holiday magic with a dark twist"

Shepherd recently asked author Kyle Sullivan to recommend a genre of books he's very familiar with: books that deliver holiday magic with a dark twist.
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Artist Spotlight: Meg Hunt

Artist Spotlight: Meg Hunt

Meg Hunt brings her uniquely whimsical character design and one-of-a-kind eye for color and texture to a wide array of children's books, including books published by Chronicle Books, Bloomsbury and Hazy Dell Press. 
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✨🌈✨ Free holographic stickers with every pre-order

✨🌈✨ Free holographic stickers with every pre-order

While supplies last, each pre-order of our spring/summer 2022 titles will receive a corresponding holographic sticker absolutely free! 

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Werewolf? There Wolf! in Illustoria Magazine

Werewolf? There Wolf! in Illustoria Magazine

A fresh twist on a beloved fable…It gets wilder and weirder as the story goes on. With its tongue-twisting-tall-tale-ness, it’s a MUST read-aloud book.”
—Illustoria Magazine
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Happy 2022!

Happy 2022!

Thank you so much for your support throughout 2021! This small business wouldn’t exist without enthusiastic parents, guardians, grandparents, librarians, teachers, aunts, uncles, and loving adults everywhere who are committed to fostering a lifelong love of books in the hearts and minds of their young readers and pre-readers.

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Krampus Confidential: Character profiles

Krampus Confidential: Character profiles

"I’d always assumed that I got blamed for things because I was different. The North Pole is a place of mostly elves, and as far as I know, I’m the only krampus who lives there. There are krampuses in the city—I’ve seen them myself—but up there, a kid like me sticks out like ink splattered on a snowman.”
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Monsters don’t have to be scary

Monsters don’t have to be scary

“Is this book too scary for children?” This one of the most common questions we receive about Monster ABC, and one of our favorite to answer. In fact, answering this question speaks to the heart of why we create children’s books featuring monsters in the first place.
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