Don’t get lost in the world of Children’s Books. Let me guide you to the Good Stuff, so you can confidently give your kids a great start to their reading journey.
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.
An exploration of my love of comics, and how it led to the creation of my two favourite characters - Chalk and Cheese! Plus some awesome correspondence from kids in America.
Have you ever wondered what gender Sendak’s mysterious wild things are? No, me neither. Maybe it’s time we did. “Let the wild rumpus start!”
Alice felt dreadfully puzzled. The Hatter’s remark seemed to her to have no sort of meaning in it, and yet it was certainly English. Celebrating the nonsense of that tea party - and how it came to feature in my book, The Big Book Adventure.
A heartbreaking story; the importance of reading with your kids; and how to create lasting memories. Why our Daddy Hugs matter - and how one dad is connecting fathers with their babies through the power of reading.
The role of picture books is not just to entertain. They are also there to educate. Using the example of The Day War Came, we learn how they can be used to teach empathy to our children.
Talking the tiger - celebrating the enduring appeal of the classic picture book, The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr, who died last week.
How a mole and a lumpy-bumpy thing are making literacy fun - with ideas from Dutch Librarian, Marjolijn Sonneveld which can be used at home or school.
Traditionally, kids’ books are more likely to warn of the dangers awaiting readers who stray off the path and head into the woods, than encourage us to seek out their solitude. Is it time to have a rethink? Celebrating the portrayal of woodlands in kids’ books - and a wonderful example to redress the balance.
Do you have a child who struggles to write? Well, there’s more than one way to tell a story (and challenge sexist stereotypes).