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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Don’t go into the water!

Here’s Nessie as you have never seen her before! Thrilling, dynamic, edge-of-your-seat storytelling in words and pictures from Lari Don and Nataša Ilinčić in The Treasure of the Loch Ness [...]

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The Bologna Children’s Book Fair

We’re just back from this annual trade fair – a gathering of people from all over the world who work in some way with books for young people. So, walking the long rows of colourful [...]

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They heard a distant splash…

‘A wave sped across the surface of the water and sloshed against Kenneth’s boots…’ Lari Don‘s latest picture book, published in Floris’s Traditional Scottish [...]

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Nature Stories

Congratulations to illustrator, Kate McLelland on her beautiful new book, ‘Ich erzähl dir die Welt’ (I tell you the World) published by German publisher, Ars Edition. It’s a [...]

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Do you know about? Science

Congratulations, Emily Dodd! Her second book with Dorling Kindersley is now out and about – at a bookshop and library near you. Do you know about? Science is a rich resource, showcasing [...]

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First Aid covers

It’s 10 years today since Lari Don’s first novel – First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts – hit the shelves in bookshops and libraries. Here it is in its various [...]

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