It’s International Tiger Day and I am delighted to be sharing a guest post about a very special picture book, The Tiger Who Visited Great Ormond Street Hospital by Martin Hill and Iole Eulalia Rosa. It is inspired by the true story of a young tiger called Indy visiting Great Ormond Street Hospital and meeting the children on the wards.
Sid’s Big Fib by Roo Parkin and Irina Avgustinovich ~ Author Interview
It’s my stop on the blog tour for Sid's Big Fib by Roo Parkin and Irina Avgustinovich and I’m delighted to be sharing an author interview with Roo.
Cars Cars Cars! by Donna David and Nina Pirhonen ~ Blog Tour ~ Author Interview
It’s my stop of the blog tour and publication day for Cars Cars Cars! by Donna David and Nina Pirhonen and I’m super excited to share an author interview with Donna.
Princesses Break Free by Timothy Knapman and Jenny Løvlie ~ Author Guest Post
It’s my stop on the blog tour for Princesses Break Free by Timothy Knapman and Jenny Løvlie and I’m super excited to be sharing a guest post by Timothy.
Dadaji’s Paintbrush by Rashmi Sirdeshpande and Ruchi Mhasane ~ #BlogTour
It’s my stop on the blog tour for Dadaji’s Paintbrush by Rashmi Sirdeshpande and Ruchi Mhasane. Full of the colours of India, this gorgeously illustrated picture book is bursting with emotions.
A Mind Like Mine ~ Publication Day!
A Mind Like Mine is a gorgeously illustrated book is a stigma-busting collection of biographies of some of the great people from history who have lived with mental health conditions.
The Robber Raccoon by Lou Kuenzler ~ Blog Tour
It’s my stop on the blog tour for The Robber Raccoon by Lou Kuenzler, and I’m sharing two craft fun videos.
Guest Post by Clare Milford Haven ~ The Magic Sandcastle
To round off May Mental Health Month, I have a guest post from Clare Milford Haven, the author of The Magic Sandcastle, illustrated by David William Press.
You Can’t Let an Elephant Drive a Racing Car by Patricia Cleveland-Peck and David Tazzyman ~ Blog Tour ~ Guest Post ~ Giveaway
It’s my stop on the blog tour for You Can't Let an Elephant Drive a Racing Car by Patricia Cleveland-Peck and David Tazzyman. This is the fifth book in this laugh-out-loud picture book series and to celebrate publication day, I have a brilliant guest post by Patricia AND a chance for you to win the ENTIRE SERIES in an epic giveaway bundle!
Funny Bums, Freaky Beaks by Alex Morss, Sean Taylor and Sarah Edmonds ~ Guest Post ~ Blog Tour
It’s my stop on the blog tour for Funny Bums, Freaky Beaks by Alex Morss, Sean Taylor and Sarah Edmonds and I’m delighted to be sharing a guest post by Alex.
Don’t Ask the Dragon by Lemn Sissay and Greg Stobbs ~ An Interview with Greg
This is one of my most exciting and exclusive posts of the year! I am honoured to be sharing an in-depth interview and behind-the-scene early illustrations by Greg Stobbs, illustrator of the amazing Don't Ask the Dragon, written by Lemn Sissay.
Every Bunny is a Yoga Bunny by Emily Ann Davison and Deborah Allwright ~ #GuestPost #BlogTour
It's my stop of the blog tour for Every Bunny is a Yoga Bunny by Emily Ann Davison and Deborah Allwright and I’m delighted to be sharing a guest post by Emily on the benefits of yoga for children.
Our Favourite Easter-themed Picture Books ~ #Easter2022
I’m delighted to share our top Easter themed picture books. From beloved classic characters, old and new, to egg-citing new adventures with the Easter Bunny, there are some amazing new Easter books this year.
An Artist’s Eyes by Frances Tosdevin and Clémence Monnet ~Blog Tour
It’s my stop on the blog tour for An Artist’s Eyes by Frances Tosdevin and Clémence Monnet and I’m delighted to be sharing a fascinating guest post by Frances on the inspiration behind the book. This exquisite picture book feels like a piece of art. In every spread, we get a glimpse into the world the way the Mo the artist sees it. But Jo can’t see the world the way Mo does no matter how hard he tries.
Get Creative on National Crayon Day with Natasha Biebow, author of The Crayon Man, illus. Steven Salerno
Happy National Crayon Day 2022! What child doesn't love to hold a crayon in their hands? But children didn't always have such magical boxes of crayons allowing them to draw in colour... I’m delighted to be sharing an inspiring hands-on guest post from Natascha Biebow, author of The Crayon Man, illustrated by Steven Salerno. This gloriously illustrated picture book biography tells the inspiring story of Edwin Binney, the inventor of one of the world's most beloved toys.
My Top Picks for Mother’s Day 2022!
Mother's Day is a day I cherish every year. I am the very proud mummy of two wonderful girls, and my own mum who passed away some time ago, is my inspiration in life. Spending time with my girls is the best gift in the world, but next on the list is books! So, here are my top picks for Mother’s Day 2022.
The Children’s Book Award Blog Tour – Barbara Throws a Wobbler by Nadia Shireen
I am delighted to be part of the blog tour for the Federation of Children’s Book Groups Children’s Book Award, the only book award voted for entirely by children! I am showcasing a picture book by one of my favourite picture book creators, Nadia Shireen. Barbara Throws a Wobbler is a brilliantly funny and sensitive way to understand and deal with tantrums.
Trains Trains Trains! by Donna David and Nina Pirhonen ~ Guest Post & Blog Tour
Choo Choo! I’m celebrating World Book Day 2022 with my stop on the blog tour for Trains Trains Trains! by Donna David and Nina Pirhonen. This track-tastic book was published today and I’m delighted to be sharing a guest post by Donna.
Six Reimagined Fairytale Books for National Tell A Fairy Tale Day 2022 ~ GIVEAWAY!
It’s National Tell A Fairy Tale Day 2022 and I am delighted to be sharing six re-imaged fairy tale books as well as hosting an EPIC giveaway bundle.
Fabulous February Reads
For a short month, February has seen a whole heap of fabulous children’s books published. This month’s roundup includes some of our favourites new illustrated books across fiction and non-fiction.