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Adam Larkum - Illustrator

About the Illustrator

I studied Illustration and Animation at Edinburgh College of Art, where I gained a B.A. Honours and then later an M.A. in Animation.

I have been illustrating for the past 15 years, working in publishing, editorial, advertising, as well as designing characters for television and producing biscuit packaging.

I started my career producing illustrations for The Scotsman newspaper, but then swiftly moved into animation where I worked as an art director on a number of television commercials. I then moved over in to illustration and to date have fully Illustrated over 40 books.

I love to draw with a dip pen and a bottle of ink, and often I have to use a hair dryer to speed dry the ink so that I can scan the drawings quickly and get on with the colouring which I do on my computer.

Featured books by Adam Larkum

Other books by Adam Larkum

Romans

Romans

Author: Katie Daynes Illustrator: Adam Larkum Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/11/2021

Who were the people of ancient Rome? Where did they go to wash? Who were their gods and goddesses? What was life like for a Roman slave? Find the answers, and much more, in this brilliant book, packed with photographs, clear illustrations, simple step-by-step text and links to websites with video clips and fun activities.

What's Chemistry all about?

What's Chemistry all about?

Author: Alex Frith, Alex Frith Illustrator: Adam Larkum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2021

An approachable introduction to what chemistry is, how it works and why it is vital to everyday life. Topics include: the periodic table, atom structure and radiation, and the scientific method, all illustrated with humorous illustrations and diagrams. With simple experiments to aid learning and internet links to recommended websites to find out more.

Vikings

Vikings

Author: Stephanie Turnbull Illustrator: Adam Larkum Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2021

Children can find out what it was like to be a Viking, and learn about Viking homes, feasts, boats, gods and much more in this fascinating book. Colourful illustrations on every page show Viking life in a village and on a raid, alongside full-colour photographs of historical artefacts such as helmets, coins and tools. Perfect for readers who prefer fact to fiction, and those studying the Vikings at school. Internet links take readers to specially selected websites to find out more.

One Hundred Reasons To Hope

One Hundred Reasons To Hope

Author: Danielle Brown, Captain Tom Moore, Hannah Ingram-Moore Illustrator: Adam Larkum Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/09/2021

For all those finding it difficult: the sun will shine on you again and the clouds will go away. Remember that tomorrow will be a good day. Captain Sir Tom Moore captured the hearts of a nation, as he walked 100 laps of his garden to raise money for the NHS. Captain Sir Tom wished to celebrate many other inspirational stories from this uncertain time, and with his blessing, these one hundred stories make a book of hope for the future. This is a book of gratitude for his inspiration, and a celebration of incredible everyday heroes from across the UK. These beautifully illustrated true stories of everyday heroes across the nation is introduced by Captain Sir Tom Moore's daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore. During the pandemic we have found hope in unexpected places, and these one hundred stories of hope - written by Paralympian Danielle Brown MBE - show just how extraordinarily we can work together. We feature well-known stories such as Joe Wicks' family workouts, as well as equally astonishing stories of everyday heroes, such as dancing binmen and fancy-dress postal workers, who brought joy to their neighbourhoods. These are stories of courage and community, of everyday kindness and perseverance. From the scientists racing to find a vaccine, to frontline workers putting themselves at risk, from clapping together to celebrate keyworkers, to breathing cleaner air, discover one hundred hopeful stories from an uncertain time. With lively and engaging illustrations, these are stories that will help you hope that tomorrow will be a good day. Because hope starts with one small step . . . Inspired by, and with the blessing of, one man and his walking frame, a GBP1 donation will be made to The Captain Tom Foundation for all hardback print sales in the UK and Ireland. The Captain Tom Foundation was created to inspire hope where it is needed most: combating loneliness, helping those facing bereavement, and supporting hospices - and this book celebrates the spirit of this amazing achievement.

The Plesiosaur's Neck

The Plesiosaur's Neck

Author: Jonathan Emmett, Dr Adam S. Smith Illustrator: Adam Larkum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

There's one thing about her that's hard to ignore, THAT RIDICULOUS NECK! What on Earth was it for? Poppy the plesiosaur had a preposterously long neck - but what was it for? Did she use it to pluck off pesky parasites, to zap predators with electricity or to ambush unlucky fish? From the brilliant minds of world-renowned plesiosaur expert Dr Adam S. Smith, award-winning author Jonathan Emmett and illustrator Adam Larkum.

One Hundred Steps: The Story of Captain Sir Tom Moore

One Hundred Steps: The Story of Captain Sir Tom Moore

Author: Captain Tom Moore Illustrator: Adam Larkum Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

A message of resilience and optimism, when we have needed it most. This is the book of hope for Christmas. A book about adventure, family, hope and what we can achieve when we work together. If ever there was a keepsake to remind us of the kindness and courage of these unprecedented times, this is it. From his beginnings in Yorkshire in 1920 through to his incredible fund-raising campaign for the NHS (with some wild adventures along the way!), this is the story of Captain Sir Tom's amazing life, beautifully illustrated by Adam Larkum. Published in support of the creation of the Captain Tom Foundation.

Usborne Illustrated Atlas of Britain and Ireland

Usborne Illustrated Atlas of Britain and Ireland

Author: Struan Reid, Struan Reid Illustrator: Adam Larkum Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2019

Turn the pages of this fascinating atlas to take a tour of Britain and Ireland - from the craggy far north of Scotland, to the west coast of Ireland and green fields in the south east of England. Full of famous landmarks, native wildlife, culture and history, plus website links for video tours and more information.

The Maya

The Maya

Author: Jerome Martin Illustrator: Adam Larkum Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Who were the Maya? Where did they live? Why did they build tall stone temples? Beginner readers can discover the answers to these questions and lots of other fascinating facts about the Maya in this engaging information book. With simple text, detailed illustrations and stunning photographs, plus internet links to specially selected websites.

A Short History of the World

A Short History of the World

Author: Henry Brook, Ruth Brocklehurst, Ruth Brocklehurst Illustrator: Adam Larkum Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/03/2018

Friends, Romans, citizens of the world - do you want to take a fast-paced trip through time? All of human history is here, from hunter-gatherers in the Ice Age to technological innovators in modern times. With bitesize narrative accounts, lively illustrations, timelines, maps and links to specially selected websites to bring history alive.

Human Body Sticker Book

Human Body Sticker Book

Author: Alex Frith Illustrator: Adam Larkum, Ian McNee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2015

A fascinating introduction to the human body that answers key biology questions such as 'What is blood for?', 'What do muscles look like?' and 'How many bones does a body have?'. Each page covers a different topic such as the skeleton, muscles, circulation, the digestive system, cells and more, with anatomical-style illustrations and colour photographs. With over 130 stickers of organs, bones, x-rays, scans and cells to help children learn about the human body and how it works.

What's Physics All About?

What's Physics All About?

Author: Kate Davies Illustrator: Adam Larkum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2013

Discover why things fall to the ground, how sound travels through walls and how many wonderful inventions exist thanks to physics in this lively, informative guide exploring what physics is, how it works and why it is vital to everyday life. Covers all the main topics including forces, electricity, magnetism and astronomy - all illustrated with humorous drawings, cartoons and diagrams. Includes simple experiments and internet links to recommended websites to find out more.

Story of Inventions

Story of Inventions

Author: Anna Claybourne Illustrator: Adam Larkum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2012

Reveals the real-life stories behind dozens of brilliant ideas, from the invention of the wheel, to the hi-tech gadgets of today. Describes the successes - and failures - of inventions in transport, food, household gadgets, communication, clothing, medicine and more. Humorously illustrated by Adam Larkum, with cartoons and simple diagrams showing how the inventions work. Includes invention timelines, a glossary and internet links to websites with games, biographies and tips on becoming an inventor.

Famous Paintings

Famous Paintings

Author: Sarah (EDFR) Courtauld Illustrator: Adam Larkum Format: Cards Release Date: 30/03/2011

Thirty illustrated cards full of interesting facts about some of the world's most beloved paintings. Each card has an image of a famous painting on one side and fascinating facts on the reverse, including the story behind the painting, when, where and by whom it was painted and interesting details. Includes paintings by da Vinci, Vermeer, Kandinsky, Pollock, Rousseau, Monet, van Gogh, Renoir, Picasso, Dali and Matisse.

Whats Happening to Me? (Boy)

Whats Happening to Me? (Boy)

Author: Alex Frith, Alex Frith Illustrator: Adam Larkum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/11/2006

With bright, cartoon-style illustrations and clear diagrams this sensitive, detailed and informative guide explains male puberty in a reassuring and friendly way. It tackles everything from physical and hormonal changes to emotional upheaval. Ideal for libraries and schools, the contents and index pages make key topics easy to find.

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