'Diving' Print and Free Wallpaper Pack Now Available

'Diving' Print and Free Wallpaper Pack Now Available

A stunning new print is now available in the Shop. 'Diving' is a beautiful, brightly-coloured illustration of a young girl swimming amongst the clown fish and banner fish of the coral reef. This high quality, signed, limited edition Giclée print is available in three sizes and is produced on Hahnemühle German Etching paper. Head over to the Shop and take a look.

Want to brighten-up your virtual walls as well as your real ones? 'Diving' is also available for free as a wallpaper for your computer, phone or tablet. Just find your device in the list below and click the link to download the illustration in the perfect size and format to fit your screen. Don't worry if your device isn't listed - just pick the closest match.

Desktop

Mobile Phones

Tablets

Oh, by the way, all images are © Lauren Tobia and my not be published anywhere else without expressed permission.

Babies Don't Walk, They Ride! up for Sheffield Children's Book Award

Babies Don't Walk, They Ride! up for Sheffield Children's Book Award

Babies Don't Walk, They Ride! by Kathy Henderon & Lauren Tobia has been shortlisted for a Sheffield Children's Book Award.

Winners of the awards are selected by children from across the city and this year Babies Don't Walk, They Ride! has the honour of being listed in the 'Baby Book' category alongside five other outstanding books aimed at babies and toddlers. The full list of nominees can be found below.

  • Babies Don't Walk, They Ride! by Kathy Henderon & Lauren Tobia
  • The Wheels on the Bus: Sing Along With Me! by Nosy Crow & Yu-Hsuan Huang
  • Baby Touch: Night, Night published by Ladybird
  • Baby Look and Feel: Things That Go by Simon Abbott
  • I'll Catch You If You Fall by Mark Sperring & Layn Marlow
  • Box by Mini Flynt & Rosalind Beardshaw

Dundee Picture Book Awards

Dundee Picture Book Awards

In June, Lauren visited Scotland to attend the Dundee Picture Book Awards where Babies Don't Walk, They Ride! had been shortlisted. Lauren and author, Kathy Henderson, were honoured to be nominated in the awards which are voted-for and presented by children from primary schools across the city.

Although Lauren and Kathy eventually lost out to Ben Mantle and his book, The Best Birthday Present Ever!, it was a really great day in lovely city.

Anna Hibiscus Honoured at Children’s Africana Book Awards

Anna Hibiscus Honoured at Children’s Africana Book Awards

Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke & Lauren Tobia has been named an 'Honour Book' in the 2016 Children’s Africana Book Awards (CABA).

The CABAs are presented annually to the authors and illustrators of the best children’s and young adult books about Africa. The awards were created by Africa Access and the Outreach Council of the African Studies Association (ASA) to encourage the publication and use of accurate, balanced children’s materials about Africa.

Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus! - Now Available in Paperback

Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus! - Now Available in Paperback

Following its hardback release last year, Double Trouble for Anna Hibiscus! by Atinuke & Lauren Tobia is now available in paperback from Walker Books.

From the stellar team of Atinuke and Lauren Tobia comes the third Anna Hibiscus picture book title brimming with all the best-loved Hibiscus family members – and Anna’s two brand new baby brothers!