Balloon to the Moon

Gill Arbuthnott‘s latest book – Balloon to the Moon – is a fascinating history of how space fascinated the human race through the agesĀ until eventually they developed the [...]

So you think you’ve got it bad…

It’s great news for Chae Strathie and illustrator Maris Morea – the first in a series of ‘So you think you’ve got it bad…‘ books about the Ancient Greeks has [...]

So many reasons to celebrate Jan Pienkowski!

Jan Pienkowski has been awarded BookTrust‘s Lifetime Achievement Award. It couldn’t have happened to a more talented, influential, innovative and delightful person. You can read about [...]

Creating magical stories with Lari Don

The Cymera Book Festival celebrates fantasy and science fiction writing through a whole range of events to be held in Edinburgh from 7th to 9th June. The programme – which you can find here [...]

I wanted to be Darth Vader…

It was Star Wars that inspired Barry Hutchison‘s love of villains, and he’s managed to select 10 unlikely villains for this blog for the BookTrust website including Caddie in Raggy [...]

First, find your notebook…

Diana Hendry – poet and award-winning writer for children – reveals her passion for notebooks. It’s a passion shared by most of the writing community, but she takes it to new [...]

Foreign editions galore!

While the endless, grinding Brexit non-information sounds as if we’re about to be (forcibly) separated from the rest of the world – the world of children’s books is all about [...]

Cake, anybody?

At the launch of the paperback edition of Black Snow Falling at the Edinburgh Bookshop, the author, L J MacWhirter – Liz to her friends – unveiled a fabulous cake.     [...]

#heforshe

L J MacWhirter‘s debut novel, the Carnegie-nominated Black Snow Falling, evolved over a number of years until it was published in the summer of 2018 to considerable acclaim. Since then, Liz [...]

Steaming out of shops and libraries!

The Steam Whistle Theatre Company is the latest novel by Vivian French, a pacey adventure set in Victorian times when train travel was something extraordinary. You may just have heard us waxing [...]