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Simon Bartram - Illustrator

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Simon Bartram is one of the most talented picture book illustrators and authors working today. He realised very early on that he wanted to be an illustrator as he always loved drawing and was an avid consumer of comics. His  first illustration was for Roy of the Rovers when he was eleven. He graduated from Birmingham Polytechnic with a  first class degree in illustration in 1990, and his art style is heavily in uenced by artists such as Peter Blake, Stanley Spencer and Reg Cartwright. Simon has been shortlisted for several major illustration awards including The Mother Goose in 1999 and the Kate Greenaway Award twice.

This is what the Art Director at Templar, his publisher, has said about him:

'Simon is wonderfully bonkers, and as British as a mini pork pie. He is a unique voice in children's publishing and his books have a refreshingly 'real' heart and natural character. He's one of the best British illustrators in the universe!'

Featured Books, with extracts, illustrated by Simon Bartram

Bob and the Moon Tree Mystery
Simon Bartram
A must-have for all fans of Bob, the very much loved man in the moon, who is back for a brilliantly entertaining new adventure. Bob knows every inch of the moon which he looks after so carefully. Imagine his surprise...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2012
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Bob and the Moon Tree Mystery
Simon Bartram
A must-have for all fans of Bob, the very much loved man in the moon, who is back for a brilliantly entertaining new adventure. Bob knows every inch of the moon which he looks after so carefully. Imagine his surprise...
Lovereading Price: £10.39 - Saving £2.60 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2012
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Bob and Barry's Lunar Adventures: Clone Chaos
Simon Bartram
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. It is the fourth title in Simon Bartram's young fiction series, the combination of lots of Simon's brilliant and unmistakable drawings coupled with a great story, is the reason...
Lovereading Price: £3.99 - Saving £1.00 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2011
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Dougal's Deep-sea Diary
Simon Bartram
Shortlisted for 2005 Kate Greenaway Medal. Meet Dougal, who's off on holiday doing what he likes best – deep-sea diving. He'd really love to see a mermaid or find the Lost City of Atlantis, and he doesn't mind helping out...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2005
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Pumpkin Moon
Tim Preston - illustrated by Simon Bartram
It's Halloween in a small American town. As midnight strikes, a cast of creepy characters comes out to play. Witches, wizards, ghosts and ghouls soon take over the town, but what are they waiting for? Find out in this spectacularly...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2003
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