“Don’t get lost in the world of Children’s Books. Let me guide you to the Good Stuff, so you can give your kids a great start to their reading journey.”
Storyteller Tim Warnes
- writer, illustrator, kid lit commentator
A personal reflection on Drag Queen Story Hour - a controversial US scheme to engage children with literacy.
On a lifelong passion of mine - birds - and how they’ve influenced my work.
The ongoing diversity debate in kid lit (and society at large) is essential - and it’s not going away. This week I’ll explain the role picture books have in shaping the minds of the future, and what you can do to help build a more tolerant society.
I absolutely love this comedy duo. Created by Mo Willems, they truly are a delight to read. It’s Elephant and Piggie!
Looking at the lack of diversity in picture books from a different angle today - why the need for the same old animals all the time? What about the weasels?
On battling with doubt and insecurity, and enjoying a wild swim.
As an adult, have you ever found comfort in a favourite childhood book? It’s time for another bedtime classic.
What made the time even more special is that my nephew is autistic. A practical example of how we can make connections through kids’ books, and create lasting memories.
Choosing to carry on when the creative journey gets hard, and finding encouragement in kidlit classics that were initially rejected.
Story seeds are full of potential. And when we find one, it's our responsibility to curate it and cultivate it. Because who knows what they might become? Not convinced? Just ask Aslan.