Monday, 16 January 2017

The Coal Mine - Derek Slater



 The Coal Mine is a unique picture book 
for Rockpool Children's Books as it
is our first non-fiction title.

Coal is extracted from the ground by coal mining.
When the coal is near the surface it can
be quarried in opencast mines,
but deeper coal is mined underground
in collieries (now called pits) by colliers or pitmen.
The Coal Mine is a book about deep coal mining and
is told through the dramatic paintings of Derek Slater.


 

 

Rockpool Albury BookShelf

See inside is available for all of the books on
This allows you to see and read up to 5 spreads of
a book so you know it's the right one for you!
 

Rockpool Albury BookShelf

The Rockpool Children's Books Albury BookShelf 
is now open for business 
with nearly 60 titles on offer, old, new and French.
Also several delightful new picture books
in various stages of production.
I'd like to thank Imago and Hannah for all
of the help they've given me in this process.
Lot of hard work on both sides, so many thanks! 
I'd also like to thank Sam Walshaw, Heather Heyworth,
Rosie Brooks, Simon Partington, Mark Williams, Lisa Slater
and Derek Slater ( no relation )
for their faith, patience and continued support.







Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Rockpool Children's Books & Albury Books

Rockpool Children's Books, now established in the North East of England, are delighted to announce their publishing partnership with Albury Books.
Albury Books is a subsidiary of Imago, a global leader in the provision of print and production services to the publishing industry for 35 years.
Through Albury Books' streamlined Print-On-Demand publishing platform, the Albury BookShelf, Rockpool Children's Books are able to keep all of their extensive list available and in print, whilst retaining access to a host of more advanced print options and a global market-place.
This means that we have more time to focus on what we love - developing quality, inspiring, well-designed children's books in all formats, richly diverse in both stories and illustration that can be enjoyed by children of all ages.  

www.rockpoolchildrensbooks.co.uk
 

Monday, 15 August 2016

Stuart Trotter - 'All About Picture Books' Talk - Warwick 27th August 2016

The Followers of Rupert Bear annual bash 
is on Saturday 27th August at Warwick School.
As well as countless items of Rupert ephemera, 
and replacement copies of those long-lost Rupert 
annuals from childhood, there is also origami,
face painting, a Rupert story performed in the theatre.
the unique, original, Rupert illustration
by Stuart Trotter available in the raffle,
but also this year, Stuart will be doing his talk 
"All about picture books". 
As Publisher and Creative director of
Rockpool Children's Books, Stuart will be
 talking about the process of
writing, illustrating, and producing picture books,
which of course also involves Rupert.

Rupert Bear - Warwick 27th August 2016

The Followers of Rupert Bear annual bash 
is on Saturday 27th August at Warwick School.
As well as countless items of Rupert ephemera, 
and replacement copies of those long-lost Rupert 
annuals from childhood, there's also talks, origami,
and a Rupert story play performed in the theatre.
There is also the unique, original, Rupert illustration
by Stuart Trotter pictured below, available in the raffle.






Wednesday, 3 August 2016