His work won the inaugural Kate Greenaway
Medal for the best illustrated children's book in 1956 for Tim All Alone, and was later named among the top 10 ever winners.
Kay, who won the Kate Greenaway
Medal for his illustrations of Patrick Ness's A Monster Calls in 2012, said "the commission of a lifetime" brought "an explosion of delight, followed instantly by an implosion of brain-freezing terror."
Her first picture book Sunshine won the Mother Goose Award in 1982, was highly commended for the Kate Greenaway
Medal and was voted Australian Picture Book of the Year.
Alongside work by long-respected names such as Jake Attree, Jack Chesterman, Jo Brown and Jo Gorner are major displays by more recent arrivals such as animator Matt Howarth and author/illustrator Chris Mould whose book, Pirates 'n' Pistols has been nominated for the prestigious Kate Greenaway
A Monster Calls won two of the most prestigious prizes in children's literature, the Carnegie Medal for children's literature and the Kate Greenaway
Medal for children's illustration.
The winners of the 2012 CILIP Carnegie Medal and the 2012 CILP Kate Greenaway
Medal were announced on 14 June 2012.
Fairytale and Fantasy focuses on Pyle's fairy tales and children's illustrations, which show his knowledge of European illustrators, including Waiter Crane and Kate Greenaway
. His depictions of the world of make-believe also reflect many of the themes and methods of European Aesthetic and Symbolist art.
Other illustrators included Arthur Rackham and Kate Greenaway
. This attractive edition, with 75 stories, draws on the 1946 edition published by Eyre & Spottiswoode, Household Tales by the Brothers Grimm, and features all the drawings by Mervyn Peake for that edition.
Thomas James, trainer of Kate Greenaway
"Her breeding suggests she'd be quite versatile groundwise and Niall McCullough, who rode her last time, thinks she might handle it too.
Lauren Child's well-loved children's book series was first published in 2001 with I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato winning the prestigious Kate Greenaway
Medal for distinguished illustration in a book for children.
The remarkable Shirley Hughes - two-time winner in England of the Kate Greenaway
Medal - serves up a splendid Yuletide story of Liverpool in the 1930s, with an evocative tale of how a widow and her two children come to appreciate the true meaning of the season, and the satisfaction that comes from exercising kindness to others.