Category Books and publishing

I love a good list…

I don’t know if I’ve ever previously mentioned my love of lists, but I have a serious obsession.  My heart broke a little bit when The Independent stopped including the ’50 best…’ supplement on a Saturday, as I’d happily tear it out of my parents’ hands (yes, this was a while ago, I don’t travel […]

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 […]

The Little Rebels Children’s Book Award – THIS SATURDAY!

If any of you are in London this Saturday – May 11th, 2013 – and looking for a way to spend a very happy few hours with some very exciting people from the world of radical children’s literature, then I suggest you head down to the London Radical Bookfair at Conway Hall. Not only is […]

World Book Day – storytelling session at C’s pre-school

So, today I’ve had pretty much the most brilliantly bookish morning I could ever have hoped for (not even marred by the fact that my car failed its MOT quite comprehensively, grrrrrrrr).  It was an utterly wonderful way to celebrate World Book Day 2013. A month or so ago, I was asked if I would […]

‘The Princess and the Peas’, by Caryl Hart, illustrated by Sarah Warburton (plus a bit of waffle about gender specific marketing)

I recently saw a great review of this book over on one of my very favourite blogs, Child-Led Chaos (you can read it here) and the super-lovely Anne-Marie (of Child-Led Chaos) was kind enough to pass on one of her copies.  It’s been one the most sought-after stories in our house ever since. There was another reason I […]