Playing by the book

Reviews of kids' books and the crazy, fun stuff they inspire us to do

Secrets of ‘The Ice Bear’ – an insight from Jackie Morris

Last month Jackie Morris‘ haunting book The Ice Bear was released in a new paperback edition. To celebrate this I asked Jackie to share a little of the background to this bewitching story, to share some the book’s secrets. If you’ve already got a copy of the book you might want to have it to […]

Favourite reads of 2013 as chosen by 25 (children’s) authors and illustrators (and me)

This time of year the colour supplements and review sections of newspapers always feature articles I enjoy, with authors recommending their favourite reads of the past year. But these articles rarely feature authors and illustrators whose work is enjoyed by the 0-teens. Whilst the Children’s Laureate or a media-genic YA/Crossover author might be included, the […]

An interview with Jackie Morris

Jackie Morris creates illustrations that make you stop and stare. Even though she has over 30 books to her name, each time I see her work I still find myself gazing, under something of a magical spell, for her artwork is mysterious, beautiful, haunting and tender. So, as a longstanding fan you can imagine I […]

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