Lauren Ace & Jenny Løvlie

Lauren Ace is from south Wales, studied Drama at the University of Exeter and has worked in publishing in London for over fifteen years. An award-winning publicist, Lauren looked after Julia Donaldson during her tenure as Children’s Laureate and has managed campaigns for World Book Day and the announcement of Chris Riddell as Children’s Laureate. She is now an Editorial Director at a children’s book publisher and lives in Bristol.

Jenny Løvlie is an illustrator and bird enthusiast from Ekkerøy in northern Norway.Drawing was always her favourite pastime and after graduating with a BA in Illustration and Animation from Kingston University 2014, now also her job! Her style is bright and colourful with lots of texture, plants and animals. She draws a lot of inspiration from the Arctic landscape, flora and fauna. Jenny is based in London.

'The Girls' by Lauren Ace & Jenny Løvlie

'The Girls' by Lauren Ace and Jenny Løvlie

Four little girls meet under an apple tree and form a bond that grows as they share secrets, dreams, worries and schemes.

This beautifully illustrated tale charts the girls' lives through ups and downs and laughter and tears.

Find out how their friendship flourishes as the years pass by and the girls become women.

'The Boys' by Lauren Ace & Jenny Løvlie

'The Boys' by Lauren Ace and Jenny Løvlie

The boys had been friends for as long as they could remember and a little while before that. They were like brothers.

Follow the adventures of Tam, Rey, Nattie and Bobby - four boys who share a friendship that will last a lifetime.

From playing on the beach as babies to navigating the journey from childhood to adulthood, this beautifully illustrated picture book explores the importance of male friendships.