Category Interviews

A world record attempt to celebrate 25 years of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen!

I can’t actually believe that ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ – the classic rhyming tale of a family’s adventure to find a bear – is 25 years old.  Although it’s still not quite old enough to have been a book from my own childhood *cough cough* 😉 it still feels as though it’s been a […]

Beautiful Book Island books

Sometime last year (she says, shamefully, knowing she’s taken farrrrrrrrrrr to long to get this post written) I was sent two utterly gorgeous books by a new-to-me publisher – Book Island.  They are based in New Zealand and focus on publishing children’s books in translation, as well as extending their readers’ enjoyment of their books […]

Red House Children’s Book Award blog tour: Rachel Bright

Today I am absolutely delighted to be a hosting a post on the Red House Children’s Book Award blog tour, a very special award as the winners are voted for entirely by children.  It’s owned and run by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups and sponsored by Red House – check out the awesome illustration that […]

‘Reading Rocks’ blog tour – Pi-Rat’s swashbuckling story!

We’re very excited to be part of the ‘Reading Rocks’ blog tour, celebrating some of the best summer reads from Little Tiger.  We’re even more thrilled that we get to champion this book, which is the debut of author-illustrator, Maxine Lee. ‘Pi-Rat!’ by Maxine Lee tells the story of one scurvylicious scamp as he navigates the […]

Belle and Boo blog tour bonanza post!

The Belle and Boo characters have been on our radar for a while now, ever since I saw some very lovely postcards that I framed for both C and H when they were born. We were therefore VERY excited to be asked to take part in Belle and Boo’s blog tour, celebrating the publication of […]

‘Bubble and Squeak’, plus awesome interviews and a cool competition!

‘Bubble and Squeak‘ by James Mayhew, illustrated by Clara Vulliamy (published by Orchard Books) OH. MY. GOSH. Not often do you come across a book that Has It All, but James Mayhew and Clara Vulliamy have collaborated on something truly special here and we cannot find a single thing not to love about it. There […]

Ten years of Dirty Bertie and an interview with David Roberts!

Prior to taking part in this blog tour the boys and I had not come across David Robert’s gloriously grubby creation, Dirty Bertie, but I think it’s safe to say that he’ll be a pretty permanent fixture in our houe from now on!  It’s ten years this year since the first Dirty Bertie book was […]