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.
How to Write a Picture Book Series by Clare Helen Welsh ~ Guest Post for How Messy (Dot and Duck series) Blog Tour, illu. Olivier Tallec
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.
John Condon on How to Generate Picture Book Ideas ~ #NationalWritingDay ~ @John_Condon_OTT @writeday
To celebrate National Writing Day 2021, picture book author, John Condon, is going to reveal all on generating story ideas.
My Daddies by Gareth Peter & Garry Parsons ~ #AuthorInterview ~ @PurpleHuskey @ICanDrawDinos @PuffinBooks
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.
Finney’s Story by Alana Washington and Charlotte Caswell ~ @AlanaLovesBooks @CharlCaswell @publishinguclan @SarahAnnKennedy
Finney wants to write a story, but his friend cat spots a problem. It turns out Finney’s original ideas are not so original. Children will delight in spotting well-known fairy tales hidden in Finney’s story ideas…
Reflecting Realities in Children’s Books ~ 20 Picture Book Recommendations ~ #RepresentationMatters #ReflectingRealities @clpe1 @Booktrust
Representation in children’s books matters. A LOT. Seeing yourself reflected in books encourages a love of reading and learning to see the world from multiple viewpoints increases empathy. Today, I am discussing the highlights of the CLPE’s 2020 Reflecting Realities report as well as showcasing twenty picture books (fiction and non-fiction) that feature Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic main characters.
The Good Bear by Sarah Lean & Fiona Woodcock ~ #MG #Review ~ @SarahLean1 @FionaWoodcock @simonkids_UK
The Good Bear by Sarah Lean (with illustrations by Fiona Woodcock) recalls the story of a young girl on a visit to Norway to see her estranged father, where she meets and befriends a big friendly bear.
Clap Hands for Key Workers ~ #BlogTour #BoardBook #Review ~ @patacakebooks @HachetteKids
This sensory board book for babies, encourages clapping whilst reminding them of the best of lockdown – community spirit and gratitude for our key workers. For every sale of Clap Hand for Key Workers, 35p will be donated to NHS Charities Together.
The Very Last Leaf by Stef Wade and Jennifer Davison ~ #AuthorInterview #PictureBook #Review ~ @Stef_Wade @CapstonePub
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!
Story Out of the Box by Nicky Hoberman, Deeny Leander & Hiromi Suzuki ~ #Review #Writing #HomeEd ~ @LKPChildrens @LaurenceKingPub
Today I am shining the spotlight on my best Lockdown Discovery: Laurence King Publishing’s new creative writing game, Story Out of the Box
How Selfish! by Clare Helen Welsh & Olivier Tallec ~ #BlogTour #AuthorInterview #Giveaway ~ @ClareHelenWelsh @QuartoKids
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.
Children’s Picturebooks – The Art of Visual Storytelling by Martin Salisbury & Morag Styles ~ #SaturdaySpotlight #Review ~ @LaurenceKingPub @LKPChildrens
This 200-page guide is essential reading for aspiring and published picture books creators. Every single case study and interview gives a unique and different insight into the creation of picture books.