Debut picture book author, Cara Matheson shares an inspirational guest post about how Finding Floss, The colour-changing Cockapoo, illustrated by Mirna Imamovic, came to be published.
My Top Picks for Mother’s Day 2023
I started this blog to share stories with my daughters. Mother’s Day is a day I cherish every year and, here are my top picks for Mother’s Day 2023…
Out of the Blue by Robert Tregoning & Stef Murphy ~ Author Interview
I am super excited to be sharing an interview with Robert Tregoning, debut picture book author of Out of the Blue, illustrated by Stef Murphy. This extraordinary picture book is one of my top picks for 2023!
Secret Beast Club: The Unicorns of Silver Street ~ Editor Interview
It’s publication day for the first book in the Secret Beast Club series, The Unicorns of Silver Street! I'm delighted to be sharing an interview with my Storymix editor Clare Whitston to explain how this series was created!
How to Make a Story by Naomi Jones and Ana Gomez ~ Guest Post
It’s publication day for How to Make a Story by Naomi Jones and Ana Gomez and Naomi will be sharing her top writing tips on how to make a brilliant story.
Superheroes Always Fight Back… Or Do They? ~ Author Interview
Today is publication day for Kate’s latest picture book, Superheroes Always Fight Back... Or Do They? Illustrated by Clare Elsom. This is the sensational sequel to one of my daughter’s all-time favourite picture books, Superheroes Don’t Get Scared.
My Ten Top Picks for 2022!
2022 seems to have gone by in a flash. As a family we have discovered so many new and wonderful children’s books that have been published this year. From twisted tales to inclusive and empowering reads. It was a tricky decision but here are our ten top picks of 2022!
22 Children’s Christmas Books for 2022
I look forward to my festive post each year, and this time I am sharing 22 Christmas books for 2022. It includes 14 new children’s books out this year and some of our family favourites published in recent years.
Ten Fantastic Children’s Books on Family Life
I am delighted to share a special feature on children’s books on “families”. Every family is unique. The ten illustrated (fiction and non-fiction) books in this post cover: new siblings, adjusting to divorce, family relocation separation anxiety, adoption, different family structures and multi-cultural families.
2022. What a year it’s been ~ Antoinette Brooks ~ Guest Post
I am delighted to be sharing a guest post by children's author and illustrator, Antoinette Brooks. When Antoinette got in touch with me, I felt so inspired by what she's achieved in just 12 short months. But I'll let her fill you in...
The Faber Book of Bedtime Stories ~ Blog Tour ~ Author Interview
It’s my stop on the blog tour for The Faber Book of Bedtime Stories, a gorgeous, uplifting collection of stories promoting modern-day messages of inclusivity, acceptance and bravery in the face of adversity.
Where Are All The Instruments? West Africa by Nathan Holder & Charity Russell ~ Author Interview
I am delighted to be rounding off Black History Month 2022 with a fabulous interview with Nathan Holder, the author of Where Are All The Instruments? West Africa, illustrated by Charity Russell. The best-selling music educational series Why Books encourage kids to ask questions, learning about music alongside diverse characters and a diverse range of musical styles. The latest book in the series is launching in November and introduces young children to many traditional instruments from West Africa!
Brilliant Books Celebrating Black Culture
To celebrate Black History Month, I want to share six fabulous books for children published in 2022 that celebrate Black culture in one way or another, from our hair to history and the power of names.
There Was a Young Zombie Who Swallowed a Worm by Kaye Baillie & Diane Ewen ~ #Review
Halloween is just around the corner, and we have another favourite to add to our collection of spooky-themed books. There Was a Young Zombie Who Swallowed a Worm by Kaye Baillie and Diane Ewen is a must-have!
Granny Came Here on the Empire Windrush by Patrice Lawrence & Camilla Sucre ~ #Review
I am very excited to be sharing my review for Granny Came Here on the Empire Windrush by Patrice Lawrence & Camilla Sucre. This stunning picture book is pure gold and one of my top picks for 2022!
A Wild Child’s Book of Birds by Dara McAnulty & Barry Falls ~ #BlogTour #GuesPost
It’s my stop on the blog tour for A Wild Child's Book of Birds by naturalist Dara McAnulty and award-winning illustrator Barry Falls. I’m delighted to be sharing a guest post from Barry about his favourite bird in the book and his illustration process.
Gender Swapped Greek Myths by Karrie Fransman and Jonathan Plackett ~ #BlogTour #Interview
It’s my stop on the blog tour for Gender Swapped Greek Myths and I am beyond excited to be sharing an interview with the dream team behind this wonderful anthology.
A World For Me and You by Uju Asika and Jennie Poh ~ Blog Tour ~ Guest Post
It’s my stop on the blog tour for A World For Me and You by Uju Asika and Jennie Poh which celebrates the beauty and joy of living in a wonderfully diverse world. I am delighted to be sharing a very important guest post by Uju about why diversity in children’s books is so important.
The Gifts That Grow by Monika Singh Gangotra & Michaela Dias-Hayes ~ Author Interview
Today I am sharing a Q&A with Monika Singh Gangotra, author of The Gifts That Grow, illustrated by Michaela Dias-Hayes. This is the duos second picture book, and having loved Sunflower Sisters (review here), I couldn’t wait to get the chance to talk to Monika about The Gifts That Grow.
The Best Bear Tracker by John Condon and Julia Christians ~ #BlogTour #AuthorInterview
It’s my stop on the blog tour for The Best Bear Tracker by John Condon and Julia Christians and I am thrilled to be sharing a fascinating author interview with John.