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Arena News- What's Happened and What's Happening at HQ

April is a very busy month for us at Arena! Check out all our news and what's been happening over the past few weeks, there's so much...

World Book Day and The Big Write are Coming! Thursday 3rd of March

We can't wait for World Book Day! See how you can dress up as Claude, accompanied by Sir Bobblysock from the Alex T. Smith series,...

Calling all Teachers! Jonny Duddle Shortlisted for the Lollies!

We are excited to announce that Jonny's Cave of Doom has been shortlisted for the 6-8 Best Laugh Out Loud Book in the Lollies Book...

Bartholomew and the Bees by Neal Layton

We recorded this time lapse movie of the creation of Neal Layton's Bartholomew and the Bees mural for the Big Draw at Discover Children's...

Neal Layton: Big Draw: Bartholomew & The Bees

Neal Layton created a magnificent mural at Discover Children's Story Centre for the Big Draw 2015...

Man on the Moon on Tour

Simon Bartram's bestselling book Man on the Moon continues to engage and delight children, finding a new audience with the backing...

Simon Bartram: Olive & The Dream Train Theatre Poster

Simon Bartram was commissioned by Theatre Alibi to illustrate a poster for their new play, Olive & The Dream Train, touring this Autumn...

The Big Draw: Tomorrow's World: Saturday 26th October 2013

Join Jonny Duddle, Adam Stower and Thomas Flintham for a super Saturday of spectacular drawing for all ages...

Frances Castle: Edinburgh International Book Festival 2013

The Guardian commissioned Frances to illustrate three new letters inspired by the theme of time and quotes by Margaret Atwood and Iain...

Simon Bartram: A Retrospective

If you thought that Simon Bartram only illustrated children's books then think again......

Frances Castle: Guardian Books at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Illuminated letters illustrated by Frances Castle for 999 Design, in situ and separately with their quotes...

Adam Stower: Big Book Babble with Francesca Simon

Adam Stower is interviewed alongside author Francesca Simon on the Big Book Babble with a live studio audience...