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James Brown - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

James Brown is an illustrator and printmaker living and working in London. Trained as a textile and surface print designer, he worked in the clothing industry for 10 years. James Brown embarked on a new career as an illustrator in 2006 and has sold his prints through Cath Kidston.

Featured books by James Brown

AL's Awesome Science: Splash Down

AL's Awesome Science: Splash Down

5+ readers 7+ readers

Author: Jane Clarke Illustrator: James Brown Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/05/2018

Al’s Awesome Science is perfect for children who are becoming confident readers and want to progress to  chapter books. A fun and hilarious page turning plot, accompanied by lots of black and white pictures to pore over and enjoy. Each title includes, fun and at times messy, step-by-step science experiments, integrated in comic book form to accompany the text.

Other books by James Brown

Lottie Loves Nature Bird Alert

Lottie Loves Nature Bird Alert

Author: Jane Clarke Illustrator: James Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2021

Lottie wants to take a bird count to see how many types of birds visit her garden. She finds sparrows nesting in the ivy, but the neighbour's cat is on the prowl and is trying to reach the little fledglings. Lottie has to save the birds. Filled with amazing bird and nature facts. Includes how to make fat cakes and a bird bath.

Lottie Loves Nature: Bee-Ware

Lottie Loves Nature: Bee-Ware

Author: Jane Clarke Illustrator: James Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2021

Lottie loves wildlife and dreams of becoming a nature show presenter like Samira, host of her favourite programme Every Little Thing. Lottie has been reading about the decline in the number of insects in nature. With the help of her tech neighbour Noah, she decides to build a bug-hotel to encourage their return. But buzzing-mayhem, they are interrupted by a swarm of bees invading Mr. Parfitt's garden next door. Can Lottie help save the bees before the exterminator arrives? Nature Hooks: bee and bug facts, pollination, butterfly feeder, how to make a bug hotel.

A World of Art

A World of Art

Author: Helena Hunt Illustrator: James Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2020

A gorgeously illustrated and engaging guide to the world of art. Immerse yourself in the amazing world of art in this beautiful book with text by Helena Hunt, stylishly illustrated by the inimitable print-maker James Brown. What is art, and how have we used it to express ourselves throughout history? From cave painting right up to pop art; the Renaissance to twentieth-century sculpture, discover the stories behind great movements, processes and artists - both the household names and the perhaps not-so-familiar. Covering thirty topics, including printing, pigment, ceramics and pattern and photography, as well as Impressionism, Romanticism and Surrealism, this is a thoughtful and easily digestible approach to a huge subject.

Lottie Loves Nature Frog Frenzy

Lottie Loves Nature Frog Frenzy

Author: Jane Clarke Illustrator: James Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2020

Age range 5-8 Lottie loves wildlife and dreams of becoming a nature show presenter like Samira, host of her favourite programme Every Little Thing. Lottie decides to make a pond in her back garden to encourage local wildlife. She enlists her techy neighbour Noah's help, but is distracted by his neat-freak golf-mad dad, who is determined to rid their garden of annoying ants. Suddenly Noah's dad's golfing green is swarming with ants and a multitude of frogs - hopping mayhem! Noah is convinced that escaping to Mars would be easier than facing his dad, but Lottie is keen to save the planet one creature at a time!

A World of Plants

A World of Plants

Author: Martin Jenkins Illustrator: James Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2019

A stunningly illustrated guide to the fascinating world of plants and botanical history. Discover incredible facts and marvel at what plants can do in this beautiful book from conservation biologist and award-winning author Martin Jenkins, stylishly illustrated by print-maker James Brown. Covering over twenty-five topics, learn all about the different types of plant - from carnivorous, to climbing, to tropical; explore the world of trees; discover how plants have evolved and continue to survive in extreme environments and most importantly, how crucial they are to our life on Planet Earth. From the domestic to the international, there is something for the whole family here. Whether you want to learn the basics of photosynthesis, or explore the hidden world of Victorian plant hunters, this is a lively, engaging and visually stunning look at the world of plants.

Al's Awesome Science Busy Bodies!

Al's Awesome Science Busy Bodies!

Author: Jane Clarke Illustrator: James Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2019

Age range 6 to 10Al is researching the effects on his body of travelling in a time machine. Trouble is it's hard to experiment without any mess, especially when your neighbour's cat Precious is in the same house with Al's naughty dog Einstein.Experiments about digestion, nutrition, facts about the body, balance and space travel.

A World of Discovery

A World of Discovery

Author: Richard Platt Illustrator: James Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2018

A stunning collection of the world's most important discoveries for all the family to enjoy. In the stylish miscellany, print-maker James Brown travels through the past and present, showing the amazing breakthroughs in science and technology that have changed our lives for ever. Discover fascinating facts and figures about space travel, the human body, time, the computer and much more with Brown's bold, bright colours and beautiful contemporary designs. Each illustration is presented alongside an engaging fact-filled explanation by celebrated author Richard Platt. Covering more than 30 diverse and fascinating topics, this is the perfect book for the whole family to enjoy.

The Trapdoor Mysteries: A Sticky Situation Book 1

The Trapdoor Mysteries: A Sticky Situation Book 1

Author: Abie Longstaff Illustrator: James Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

The first book in The Trapdoor Mysteries, a series about Tally, a code-breaking, animal-loving servant girl and her best friend, a squirrel named Squill, who solve mysteries with the help of a secret library... Ten-year-old Tally is a servant girl at Mollett Manor. She sleeps in the scullery sink, and spends her days scrubbing, polishing and ironing (when she's not secretly reading books). Then Tally and her squirrel friend, Squill, find a secret library hidden under the manor - a magical library where the books come to life! When Mollett Manor is burgled, can Tally use the knowledge she finds in the books to catch the criminals? Can they even help her solve the mystery of her missing mother?

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