Alice Melvin - Author

About the Author

Alice Melvin is a highly acclaimed young artist and designer based in Edinburgh. Born in 1982, Alice grew up in the seaside town of Saltburn in the north east of England. After completing a Foundation Course at Cleveland College of Art and Design, she went on to study an illustration degree at Edinburgh College of Art graduating with first class honours in June 2004, and receiving the Andrew Grant Bequest for outstanding work in illustration.

Since graduating in 2004, Melvin has based herself in Edinburgh working as a book artist, illustrator and designer, receiving numerous awards for her innovative work. Her first book, An A to Z Treasure Hunt, was published by Tate Publishing in 2007 and was shortlisted for the Booktrust Best New Illustrators award in 2008, as well as being the only entry for Great Britain to be selected for the prestigious Bologna Children’s Book Fair Illustrator’s Exhibition in that year. Her second book, Counting Birds (Tate Publishing 2009), was a Scottish Booktrust Book of the Month and gained the Critics' Choice recognition in the Association of Illustrators Images 34 exhibition. In 2011, Alice was named one of that year's Booktrust Best New Illustrators.

Working as a freelance illustrator Alice designs for a wide range of clients, as well as producing her own stationery range. In 2009 she was invited to exhibit and promote her work in Osaka, Japan, at the annual Hankyu British Fair.

Alice has also worked with Tate on accompanying ranges of children’s products. Her next book with Tate Publishing called The High Street is released in September 2011.
 

Featured books by Alice Melvin

Grandma's House

Grandma's House

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: Alice Melvin Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2015

Children will love exploring the rooms in Grandma's House, peering through its cut-out pages from one room to the next and journeying high up into the fold-out attic in search of Sally's grandma. Highly detailed and intricately illustrated in Alice Melvin's trademark style, Grandma's House is evidence of one of Britain's shining stars of illustration going from strength to strength.

Other books by Alice Melvin

All of Us A Book About Family

All of Us A Book About Family

Author: Alice Melvin Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

All of Us tells the simple tale of a family coming together to celebrate a special birthday.

I Am A Book About Feelings

I Am A Book About Feelings

Author: Alice Melvin Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

A brand new charming board book series, with beautiful and stylish paper-cut illustrations designed for Introducing first concepts. I Am focuses on baby's feelings and looks at the importance of the sibling relationship. Produced by award-winning illustrator Alice Melvin, these board books make the perfect christening or birthday gift. Perfect companion books to My Day and Me and You, which were published in March 2018.

My Day A Book of Actions

My Day A Book of Actions

Author: Alice Melvin Format: Board book Release Date: 01/03/2018

My Day follows the young child and family through a typical day, from waking up to settling down with the perfect bedtime story. Beautifully produced by award-winning illustrator Alice Melvin, these board books make the perfect christening or birthday gift. Watch out for two further titles in this series publishing in Autumn 2018!

Me and You

Me and You

Author: Alice Melvin Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2018

Me and You uses opposites to explore the activities of a young child, from playtime in the park to cuddling up ready for bed. Beautifully produced by award-winning illustrator Alice Melvin, these board books make the perfect christening or birthday gift. Watch out for two further titles in this series publishing in Autumn 2018!

Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

Author: Alice Melvin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Join Alice Melvin on this very special treasure hunt. You must search high and low to find the objects and stick them into your book to complete the pages. Can you find some feathers to complete the beautiful bird's tail? Can you find a shiny coin, or a bright button? What about some sequins and glitter to create a butterfly? Only when all the pages are finished will the treasure hunt be complete! A beautiful craft activity book to entertain children of all ages. This book will provide hours of fun and also leave a book of memories that will last a lifetime.

Grandma's House

Grandma's House

3+ readers 5+ readers

Author: Alice Melvin Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/04/2015

Children will love exploring the rooms in Grandma's House, peering through its cut-out pages from one room to the next and journeying high up into the fold-out attic in search of Sally's grandma. Highly detailed and intricately illustrated in Alice Melvin's trademark style, Grandma's House is evidence of one of Britain's shining stars of illustration going from strength to strength.

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