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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
It’s my stop on the blog tour for How Messy! by Clare Helen Welsh and Olivier Tallec and I’m super excited to be sharing a guest post from Clare on how to write a picture book series.
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.
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.
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.
Scissorella is one of the most spectacular re-imagined fairy tales we’ve ever read, blending the magical world of Cinderella with a real-life female inspiration: German film director Lotte Reiniger. It is one of my top picks for 2021.
In a fascinating illustrator Guest Post, Harry reveals how they created the opening spread. ‘Little Glow’ is a story all about a diverse, multicultural community, and the different festivals of light it celebrates throughout the year. It’s also about the importance of introverts, told through the eyes of a shy candle flame who watches all the celebrations and eventually discovers its own important purpose. It’s very lyrical, very cosy, and I’m very excited to share with you a little bit of the process of how the book came together.
It's my stop on the blog tour for The Happy Hedgerow by Elena Mannion & Erin Brown and I have five hedgerow facts to share thanks to Pikku Publishing.
It's my stop on the blog tour for The Viking Who Liked Icing by Lu Fraser and Mark McKinley and I’m delighted to have a guest post from Lu about her favourite spreads in the book. His skills don’t lie with a sword… but a whisk!
I am thrilled to be sharing a multi-illustrator interview with the creators of the ground-breaking new picture book, Hey You!, written by the world-class, Dapo Adeola.
I’m thrilled to be sharing a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at Amara and the Bats by Emma Reynolds. With the perfect blend of story and facts this unique picture book will inspire you to start your own bat adventure!
There’s one thing about her that’s hard to ignore, THAT RIDICULOUS NECK! What on Earth was it for? Well, I’m certainly not going to tell you! But here is the renowned plesiosaur expert Dr Adam S. Smith to tell you five top plesiosaur facts (that aren’t about their long necks!)…
This laugh-out-loud series featuring a magical llama has a super important message about standing up for yourself and finding your voice (literally). Llama on a Mission is the second book in the series (following on from Llama Out Loud) and is perfect for fans of Sam Copeland’s Charlie Changes into a Chicken series.