Mick Manning   Brita Granström

Web: http://www.mickandbrita.com/
Twitter: @MickandBrita

Mick Manning and Brita Granström have been collaborating on both illustration and text for twenty-five years and in 2020 won the SLA/Hachette award for Outstanding Contribution to Information Books. They have pioneered Picture Book Non-Fiction since 1995 and their first book together, ‘The World Is Full of Babies’ (Watts), was the first non-fiction title to win the Smarties Silver Prize in 1996 launching their (at the time) ground-breaking series Wonderwise. Since then they have won the Times Education Supplement Award for What’s Under The Bed? (Watts), received five Royal Society Junior Science Book prizes and won the English Association Award for the fifth time with ‘Charlie’s War Illustrated’ (Watts) in 2014. Tail-End Charlie (Frances Lincoln) and Books! Books! Books! (Otter Barry books) were nominated for Carnegie Medals and they have been nominated twice for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award the world’s largest literary award. At their recent SLA award Paul Rockett, Publisher for Franklin Watts and Wayland, said ‘…Their extensive work is warm, charming, beautiful, moving, often bringing in their own personal insights and experiences to topics which adds a big dose of humanity and makes the reader understand the tangible heritage and impact events and science have on us all. The relationship between the artwork and the text is impeccable, and feels inseparable…’

The Wordsworths
Watts  May 2020

Celebrate William Wordsworth’s 250th birthday with this beautiful retelling of his life.  Lush Lake District and London landscapes and carefully researched costumes bring the era to life, while extracts from longer works such as The Prelude tie into the national curriculum.

The Story of Music
Watts. October 2020
A friendly, personal and inspiring introduction to music history, telling the stories of the world’s greatest musicians from Bach to Beyonce.

Near the Bear, North
Design For Today, 2019
Mick Manning and Brita Granström - Near the Bear North
Near The Bear, North is an alphabet book of the animals, fish, birds and fauna of the North. It has been illustrated by Mick Manning, using the craft process of pochoir, illustrating by means of building up layers through stencils. This is a large-format book, with stunning illustrations, for adults and children.

The Story of Paintings
Mick Manning and Brita Granström - The Story of Paintings
Published by Franklin Watts, 2017

The Story of Paintings begins with the cave paintings of our Stone Age ancestors and continues through to the modern-day. Mick Manning and Brita Granström take your on a tour of their personally selected gallery which showcases the work of some of the world’s most famous artists and few a less well-known ones

Books, Books, Books
Mick Manning and Brita Granström Books Books Books
Published by OtterBarry Boss, 2017
Explore the amazing collection of the British Library. Peek inside the world’s greatest library and get the inside story on some of the rarest, oddest, most valuable, and best-loved books in its vaunted collection.

The Carniverous Crocodile
Published by OtterBarry Boss, 2018
Jonnie Wild and Brita Granström - The Carniverous Crocodile   Jonnie-Wild-and-Brita-Granstrom-Mud-Monster   Jonnie-Wild-and-Brita-Granstrom---The-Yum-Yum-Tree

Follow the adventures of the Five Flamingoes and their friends, written by Jonnie Wild and illustrated by Brita Granstrom.  Royalties from the sales go towards Jonnie Wilde’s wildlife habitat conservation projects in Africa.

The jungle animals find that an extremely carnivorous crocodile has claimed their water hole for himself! Not even the elephant wants to tangle with those terrible teeth until the five flamingos show that by being cunning and brave the crocodile can be made to share his waterhole. The first in the Five Flamingos series. Follow the adventures of the Five Flamingoes and their friends. Royalties from the sales go towards Jonnie Wilde’s wildlife habitat conservation projects in Africa.
All published by OtterBarry Books

Other recent publications include: The Brontes; Children of the Moors, The Story of Britain, William Shakespeare, and Wild Adventures. Mick and Brita have also produced stunning merchandise to accompany some of their books.

Mick Manning and Brita Granström’s approach to non-fiction for younger children has revolutionised our bookshelves.
Lindsey Fraser, The Scotsman