To celebrate National Writing Day 2021, picture book author, John Condon, is going to reveal all on generating story ideas.
How to Mend a Friend is a particularly special picture book. It is about how we can support our friends when they are going through challenging times, which Karl wrote while he was undergoing chemotherapy.
Interview with author Gareth Peter. My Daddies is a funny, heartfelt picture-book celebrating same-sex parents and shared story time, perfect for introducing children to the different kinds of family in the world today.
You Can't Take an Elephant on Holiday is the fourth instalment in this laugh-out-loud series. Here is my interview with the author.
he Forgettery is a magical adventure by a little girl and her granny. This exquisite picture book is one of my top picks for 2021!
You Choose meets The Hungry Caterpillar in this fabulous interactive picture book. The story begins with a grumpy mummy who is utterly fed up of the family eating the same old boring beige foods like chicken nuggets, pasta, chips, cereal and crisps. She decides that this week they are going to play the supermarket game.
This warm, witty, and spookily accurate(!) book identifies all the different types of mums out there, from the sporty mum to the online mum; the organised mum to the last-minute mum.
It’s Christmas Eve and the toys are getting the tree decorated, but they are missing the shining silver star that always goes on top.
We all get scared. We’re only human. But what about superheroes? I’m delighted to be joined on the blog by debut author, Kate Thompson, who alongside the super-talented illustrator, Clare Elsom, has created a marvellous picture book, Superheroes Don’t Get Scared. Maisie Brown is feeling scared and wishes she was a superhero like Burpnado, Specstacular... Continue Reading →
Taking Time is a gentle, illustrated poem invites children from all walks of life, to take the time to appreciate all the wonderful things around us.
Monkey is in a hurry to put on the perfect birthday bash. Can a sloth teach Monkey to use a new-found sense of calm to figure out what she really needs to create the perfect party?
This tree-mendous picture book with a blossoming balance of nature facts and an autumnal story about overcoming anxiety, is one of my top picks for 2020!
Today is my stop on Dot and Duck’s How Selfish! blog tour and I have been chatting to the wonderful Clare Helen Welsh all about the series. PLUS – there is a chance for you and a friend to win a copy of the book.
I am really delighted to share with you all an interview with Jo Loring-Fisher on her new book, Taking Time, which draws on principles of mindfulness. Now more than ever, I think we all need to take a moment to appreciate the people and world around us.
Today the spotlight is shining on debut author, Alison Paige, who will be sharing her publishing journey.
This spotlight features an interview with the author of a picture book and simplified board book that has really resonated with me. In these mirrored books, a mixed race girl is wondering why her skin colour is different to both her parents. Through a metaphor of painting, Tania and illustrator, Vanja, show Violet’s journey of identity and being proud to be who she is.
I’m delighted to be sharing a review and fascinating interview with author/illustrator Victoria Cassnell about her charming debut picture book The Grizzly Itch which was published earlier this week.
Amanda Addison tells us about the inspiration behind her debut picture book Boundless Sky and her writing journey.
I’m delighted to be interviewing Samuel Narh, author of Maisie’s Scrapbook. A joyful celebration of a mixed-race family and the love that binds us all together.
The Kindness Kangaroo Project is a series of twenty-six picture books, written by Sandra Wilson and illustrated by children. Each one features a different animal showcasing a different emotion. Sandra is half-way through the project and in this Spotlight Feature shares her insights from the project.