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

Bears delivering and receiving letters: Books by Tom Percival and David Lucas

posted in: David Lucas, Tom Percival | 10

One of the everyday delights in my life is getting post; the sort that comes through the letter box and thuds satisfylingly on the mat. Indeed, it’s one of the fringe benefits of reviewing children’s books, that most weeks I … Continued