Young writers are keen readers

We’re just back from our annual week at Moniack Mhor, Scotland ‘s Writers’ Centre, with this year’s cohort of Pushkin Prize-winners – all in their first and second [...]

Wanted – local monsters!

Lari Don grew up surrounded by monsters – she’s written about them in her latest blog here, and she’s challenged readers to work out where she grew up by using the geographical [...]

Kathryn and Lindsey have left the building – and are safely home.

And the London Book Fair is now over for another year. Our reasons for being there are much the same as they are for attending the Bologna Book Fair – but at LBF in Olympia there are [...]

So You Think You’ve Got It Bad?

So you think you’ve got it bad? Well, award-winning author, Chae Strathie and illustrator, Marisa Morea are here to tell you that you really don’t – not compared with a kid [...]

How Billy Hippo Learned to Swim

Congratulations to Vivian French and Hannah Foley – their gorgeous new picture book, How Billy Hippo Learned to Swim is published! Vivian has written around 300 books for children, and her [...]