Children's Book Week - International Books
For Children's Book Week, Mims House is featuring British children's book illustrator Peter Willis.
Mims House Goes International - Korean Translations Publishing This Year
How many languages are Peter Willis’s book translated into? See the Answer below.
Smackdown! Can artificial intelligence defeat humans? In 2016, a contest was set up to test the answer to this. Lee Sedol, the world champion GO player went up against the British-designed artificial intelligence, AlphaGo.
GO is an ancient board game that is popular worldwide. It is considered the hardest board game because there are so many possible moves. (Be sure to look for the Korean flags in the book!) For more on this historic series of Go games, see this YouTube documentary: Alpha Go – The Movie
Because the story is about a Korean player, the book has received some international attention. The six-book MOMENTS IN SCIENCE series will be translated into Korean and release later in 2022.
Here are the first two Korean books, POLLEN and BURN. The other four books in the series will be released in Korea later this year.
ASK PETER WILLIS
Q: How much research do you do for these science history books? Do you research the person or the science or just focus on imagery?
I do loads of research, it’s something I really enjoy about doing these books. I love the history behind them all so I do as much research as possible, Trying to find stuff on YouTube is also good.
TRANSLATION QUESTION - Answer: Peter’s books have been translated into two languages, Chinese and Korean. The Korean translations of the six-book Moments in Science series will be released in 2022. The Nantucket Sea Monster was released in 2020. Chinese versions are contracted, but production hasn’t started yet – Stay tuned!
2023 Sneak Preview of the Cover
Look for more books from Peter Willis! Slated for 2023 is AQUARIUM: How Jeannette Powers Invented the Aquarium to Observe the Argonaut Octopus. (This is an early cover and is subject to revision.)
RESOURCES - READ MORE ABOUT PETER WILLIS
- From the Sketchbook: Peter Willis, The Children’s Book Council, May 14, 2019
- 2021 How Do You Draw activity – Napoleon. Download the Drawing Activity Printable here.
- 2022 How Do You Draw activity – pirate. Download the Drawing Activity Printable here.
- See Peter Willis’s art in the Moments in Science Series