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Welcome to the Seven Stories online Research Bank for illustrators

These digital resources have been created to help you access the materials held by the Seven Stories Collection. Whether you’re an experienced illustrator or just starting out, we hope you’ll find plenty to interest and inspire you.

Here, you can browse through sketchbooks, storyboards, dummy books and finished artwork - everything that goes into the making of a picture book, in fact.

Each title features original materials from the collection together with video interviews with children’s book illustrators at all stages in their careers. Commentaries, links and suggestions for further reading are also included.

Create a user login to access the search and portfolio features, allowing you to research specific authors and illustrators and save their work in one place to return to later.