Welcome to Banana Bear Books

Based in London, Banana Bear Books offers children focused graphic design, art direction, illustration and book packaging services. Services include initial concepts & planning, ideas and pencil sketches through to print-ready files. Find out more about my services here. Have a look at my portfolio for examples of design and illustration work.

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Dinosaurs: and Other Prehistoric Creatures

Super excited for this to finally publish on 5th October! Dinosaurs: and Other Prehistoric Creatures by Matt Sewell.   A must have for any dinosaur fan, young or old! Beautifully written and illustrated by the talented Matt Sewell. Designed by me for Pavilion Books To preorder your copy got to: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dinosaurs-Prehistoric-Creatures-Matt-Sewell/dp/1843653508      

Banana Bear Books - children focused graphic design, art direction, illustration and book packaging services.

Welcome!

Hey, I’m Anna. Welcome to my new website Banana Bear Books. Hope you like my work ūüôā

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Finally getting back to drawing!

It’s been a while since I made¬†time to illustrate, so my New Years resolution is to draw more often!    

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The Green Giant by Katie Cottle

It’s been an absolute pleasure working on The Green Giant¬†by Katie Cottle, for Pavilion Children’s Books. The Green Giant is a¬†brilliant new picture about a girl who discovers a giant made of plants.¬†It¬†highlights our concern for the environment, greening our cities, guerrilla gardening and making the world a better place.   Publishing 18th February, 2019…

Forgotten Beasts

The ‘Forgotten Beasts’ advances have arrived at Pavilion Children’s Books and the book¬†looks gorgeous. This beautifully-illustrated creature compendium by Matt Sewell¬†@sewellspotnjot takes a look at the amazing beasts that time forgot. Coming October 2018!   My favourite part of this book design were the¬†endpapers! Just like in Dinosaurs, it was so much fun downscaling Matt’s…

Really Remarkable Reptiles publishing on 2nd August 2018

From award-winning illustrator and designer Jake Williams comes a beautiful and fascinating book filled with awe-inspiring information on reptiles – the most remarkable creatures on Earth. Reptiles are some of the most well-adapted, specialised and resilient creatures on Earth. They have adapted to live in the most extreme environments, and they have many interesting tricks…

Dinosaurs: and Other Prehistoric Creatures

Super excited for this to finally publish on 5th October! Dinosaurs: and Other Prehistoric Creatures by Matt Sewell.   A must have for any dinosaur fan, young or old! Beautifully written and illustrated by the talented Matt Sewell. Designed by me for Pavilion Books To preorder your copy got to: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dinosaurs-Prehistoric-Creatures-Matt-Sewell/dp/1843653508      

Amelia’s wall mural

I painted this wall mural¬†for a little girl called Amelia, as a house warming gift for her parents, who are my close friends. Of course every little girl loves pink, so I used a bright pink and apple green paint with white paint and created a tree mural with cute little pink¬†birds, flowers¬†and a birdhouse.…

Welcome!

Hey, I’m Anna. Welcome to my new website Banana Bear Books. Hope you like my work ūüôā

Finally getting back to drawing!

It’s been a while since I made¬†time to illustrate, so my New Years resolution is to draw more often!    

Paul Smith for Richard Scarry’s ‘Cars and Trucks and Things That Go’ signing

The bright and jolly ‚ÄėCars and Trucks and Things That Go‚Äô¬†by the late Richard Scarry, is everyones favourite children’s book, including the¬†designer, Paul Smith. When Harper Collins invited Smith to create a new limited-edition hardback cover¬†and interactive slipcase design (¬£25) for the 40th¬†anniversary of the classic, he was on board! Together with¬†Paul Smith studio¬†and the…

Charity Bake Sale

My wonderful colleagues at HarperCollins Children’s Books gave me the opportunity to host a Charity Bake Sale to raise money for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital‚Äôs Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), a charity I hold dear. Thank you to everyone who helped out and donated, especially the star bakers! Everyone’s contribution that day, meant that we¬†raised…