“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
I Love You to the Moon and Back (Little Tiger Press 2015) has been hugely successful for me. It has everything going for it - a big full moon on the cover, ‘I love you’ in the title, gently lilting rhyme - and a pair of cuddly bears! One big. One small. In this article, I reveal the secret to its success.
In acknowledgement of World Mental Health Day yesterday, a guide to the benefits of reading with your child. Featuring a weasel, a mole, and a sad little boy.
I have always had a penchant for fancy hats. But I have never stolen one! Unlike the fish in my Good to Read recommendation this week: Jon Klassen’s This Is Not My Hat.
Indulging my bird-crush on owls - plus an in-depth look at a great picture book example for you to share with your kids - Owl Babies.
Since when has pink been only for girls? Let books be books. Let kids be kids. How the pervading culture influences book choices for our kids.
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?