The Katie Morag Treasury / Books with a strong sense of location

posted in: Mairi Hedderwick | 6

Over the last couple of year’s I’ve read quite a lot about how children’s books with a very specific cultural setting are not favoured by publishers because it is hard to sell rights widely; publishers are keen for “universal” stories … Continued

A rhyming review, a covert cat and another great giveaway

posted in: Ella Okstad, Pip Jones | 19

A review in verse Imaginary friends are really the best for escaping the blame, explaining the mess. They’re even more fun, when your Mum plays along until she’s fed up with all that goes wrong. No matter how cute, your … Continued

Is it snowing yet? 2 winter reads shimmering with hoarfrost

Stoke up the fire and wrap yourself up in a warm blanket before settling down to enjoy Winter’s Child by Angela McAllister, illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith (@GrahameBakerSmi), a gently haunting, somewhat melancholic but ultimately hopeful story full of delight, empathy … Continued

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