‘Weird and Wacky Places’ by Andy Seed (National Non-Fiction November)

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National Non-Fiction November is a whole month dedicated to celebrating all things factual and is organised by the Federation of Children's Book Groups (FCBG). The theme of this year's event is 'Maps' and blogs, articles and giveaways will be … [read more]

Anneliese Emmans Dean interview for National Non-Fiction November

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York-based poet, performer and photographer Anneliese Emmans Dean is the author of Buzzing!, a National Insect Week recommended book, which was longlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal in 2013 and also shortlisted for the 2013 Royal Society … [read more]

Lauren Child at Ilkley Literature Festival: Review

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A quick glance round the audience of Lauren Child’s recent Ilkley Lit Fest event would have seen ‘middle children’ throughout the audience nodding in confident agreement as Ms Child shared her own trials of life as the second of three daughters. Her … [read more]

Sue Hendra Interview

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Brighton based author/illustrator Sue Hendra has worked on over 70 books. As well as illustrating books for other authors, she has also created the Wanda and the Alien books. The much-loved characters can now be seen in an animated series, broadcast … [read more]

National Non-Fiction November 2014

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National Non-Fiction November 2014 Here at Book Events for Children, we're delighted to be participating in National Non-Fiction November, which is the Federation of Children’s Book Groups’ annual celebration of all things factual. Born out of … [read more]

Berlie Doherty Interview

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Double Carnegie Medal-winning author Berlie Doherty spoke to us about her delight that her popular children's book, Snowy has been reissued by Troika Books. Berlie will appearing at the Inland Waterways Association’s festival in Chester on Sunday … [read more]

Rachel Bright Interview

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Rachel Bright is the creative force behind the Love Monster  series and she will be visiting Harrogate Children's Festival on Thursday 29th May. Expect stories, crafts and lots of fun as the Love Monster heads into town. We’re intrigued to hear … [read more]

Suzanne Barton: Tips for Illustrators

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Suzanne Barton's first picture book, The Dawn Chorus is due to be published by Bloomsbury Publishing in April 2014. We caught up with Suzanne, fresh from her visit to Bologna Children's Book Fair and asked her to pass on her top tips for aspiring … [read more]

Pip Jones Interview

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Winning the very first Greenhouse Funny Prize led to Pip Jones landing an agent and subsequently a publishing deal. We asked Pip about the highs and lows of her route to publication and how she reacted to news of her win. What inspired you to … [read more]

Sophie Tilley Interview

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Sophie Tilley is something of a creative force, combining working as an author, illustrator and designer. She'll be showcasing her talents on World Book Day when she'll be taking over the window of Booka Bookshop in Oswestry. Sophie, your first … [read more]

Catalina Echeverri Interview

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Catalina Echeverri's children's book, There’s a Dinosaur in my Bathtub has recently been published by Bloomsbury Publishing. To celebrate its release, Catalina will be taking part in Bloomsbury's 'Illustrated Windows' project and will be bringing a … [read more]

Barroux Interview

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Discovering the diary of an unknown First World War soldier in the street sounds like a plot from a novel yet that it exactly what happened to French illustrator Barroux. Intrigued, we asked Barroux more about this chance discovery and how it led to … [read more]

Interview with ‘An Awfully Big Blog Adventure’ Editorial Team (John Dougherty and Penny Dolan)

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An Awfully Big Blog Adventure' is a website run by authors, featuring regular blogs about anything and everything to do with writing. The blogs - written by authors - could range from examining the latest trends in YA publishing to the pitfalls of … [read more]

National Non-Fiction Day (Thursday 7th November 2013)

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National Non-Fiction Day This Thursday (7th November) is National Non-Fiction Day when works of non-fiction are celebrated. Whilst there are many awards and initiatives encouraging readers and writers of fiction, the world of non-fiction doesn't … [read more]

Suzi Moore Interview

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Suzi Moore has written both picture books for younger readers (Little One's Bedtime, Two Little Bears) and books for older children (including Lexiland, and Tiger Moth). Read on to find out more about how Suzi deals with writer's block and her … [read more]

James Campbell Interview

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James Campbell is a writer, storyteller and comedian. As well as presenting an online TV show about books, James' first book for children is due to be published in 2014. You can catch James at Ilkley Literature Festival, as part of a Children's Tea … [read more]

Dominic Berry Interview

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Slam-winning poet Dominic Berry is currently touring the country with his one-person poetry show The Dragon Who Hates Poetry. As part of Ilkley Literature Festival's 40th anniversary celebrations, you can catch Dominic's show on Sunday October … [read more]

Natasha Desborough Interview

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Natasha Desborough - a former presenter on BBC Radio 6 Music and Xfm - is the author of the recently-released Weirdos vs Quimboids, a laugh out loud book for teens. Join Blossom as she navigates the politics of school life and see if working on the … [read more]

Christopher William Hill Interview

Christopher William Hill will be coming to join the 40th anniversary celebrations at Ilkley Literature Festival this autumn. He'll be introducing Osbert the Avenger, the first book in the Tales from Schwartzgarten series. This darkly funny tale … [read more]

Anna Wilson Interview

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Anna Wilson is an author of many children's books and animals feature hugely in her writing. As well as writing about cats and dogs, Anna has also written books about monkeys and chickens!  To celebrate the publication of her latest book I’m a … [read more]

Karen George Interview

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Karen George is an illustrator and author who rose to prominence when she won an illustration competition and with it, the chance to illustrate a book written by no less than Julia Donaldson. We caught up with Karen to ask her how her life has … [read more]

Steve Hartley Interview

Steve Hartley is a winner of the 'Undiscovered Voices' competition and his books include the Danny Baker Record Breaker series and more recently, the Oliver Fibbs books. To celebrate the release of Oliver Fibbs and the Giant Boy-Munching Bugs, we … [read more]

Hilary Robinson Interview

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Hilary Robinson is the author of over 40 books for children and is probably best known for her Mix Up series, featuring illustrations by Nick Sharratt and Liz Pichon. She'll be appearing at Harrogate Children's Festival this half-term, with … [read more]

Noriko Matsubara Interview & Competition

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Author and illustrator Noriko Matsubara's first picture book Bocchi and Pocchi: A Tale of Two Socks has recently been published as the launch title of the newly-founded publishing company Troika Books. We caught up with Noriko to discuss her writing, … [read more]

Caroline Green discusses ‘Hold Your Breath’

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Hold Your Breath is the third book by author Caroline Green and will be published in June 2013. The author of Dark Ride and Cracks gave us a sneak preview of what we can look forward to in the new book. Caroline, we’ve just watched the trailer … [read more]

Christopher Lloyd Interview

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Christopher Lloyd, founder of What on Earth Publishing, is the author of  a series of books and wallcharts which present history in an entertaining and accessible manner. The books in the series to date cover history, sport and natural history. … [read more]

Debi Gliori Interview

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Children's author Debi Gliori has written over 75 books, including The Scariest Thing of All and No Matter What. Her latest book What's The Time, Mr Wolf? has recently been published by Bloomsbury Publishing. We chatted about what keeps her awake at … [read more]

Lucy Coats Interview & Competition

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 Lucy Coats is the author of picture books including the charming One Hungry Baby. She has also written a series of book about Greek Beasts and Heroes. Lucy's most recent book Bear's Best Friend  (illustrated by Sarah Dyer) has recently been … [read more]

Eva Katzler interview

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Eva Katzler is the author of Florentine and Pig Have A Very Lovely Picnic (published by Bloomsbury Publishing), which follows the adventures of Florentine and Pig as they prepare for a fun-filled day. The book also offers recipe suggestions to create … [read more]

David Wood Interview

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Anyone who has taken a child to the theatre in recent years will need no introduction to the work of David Wood OBE. As well as writing his own plays (since the 1960s), David has adapted numerous children's books for the stage, including Roald Dahl's … [read more]

Cathy Farr Interview

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Cathy Farr is the author of The Fellhounds of Thesk, a series of historical fantasy books which introduce the reader to the  medieval land of Thesk and the mighty Fellhounds which protect the villagers. The first two books in the series are now … [read more]

Jonathan Meres Interview

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Jonathan Meres will be known to his legions of young readers as the man behind The World of Norm series. The first book in the series The World of Norm: May Contain Nuts has recently been shortlisted for the Red House Children's Book Award and … [read more]

Ros Asquith Interview

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Ros Asquith is an author and illustrator of children's books and also a cartoonist for The Guardian. The first book in her  Letters from an Alien Schoolboy series was shortlisted for The Roald Dahl Funny Prize and she is the illustrator of The Great … [read more]

Elen Caldecott Interview

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Writer Elen Caldecott graduated with an MA in Writing for Young People from Bath Spa University. Her first novel How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant was shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Prize and longlisted for the 2010 Carnegie Award. … [read more]

Tracey Corderoy Interview

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Tracey Corderoy was born and grew up in industrial South Wales and now lives in a hidden valley in Gloucestershire with her husband, two children and an ever-increasing menagerie of devilishly-cute-but-sometimes-rather-naughty pets. A trained … [read more]

Gregg Olsen Interview

New York Times bestselling  author Gregg Olsen has has written many adult crime novels, often based on gritty real-life crimes. He has turned his talents to the YA market and has published two books in the 'Empty Coffin' series, Envy and Betrayal. … [read more]

Jacqueline Wilson Interview

To say that Book Events for Children is delighted that the wonderful Jacqueline Wilson took the time to answer our questions would be something of an understatement! Book Events for Children collates the details of book-related events for children … [read more]

Interview: Emma Barnes

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Emma Barnes is a Yorkshire-based author, whose new book Wolfie has recently been published. Featuring illustrations by Emma Chichester Clark of Blue Kangaroo fame, it follows the adventures of a little girl whose best friend is ...a WOLF. Emma's … [read more]

Penny Dale: ‘Dinosaur Zoom!’

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Penny Dale is an award-winning author and illustrator. Her books, such as Ten in the Bed have been a mainstay of bedtime reading for decades and Penny's latest book Dinosaur Zoom has just been published by Nosy Crow. She writes about the enjoyable … [read more]

Interview: Priya Desai

Priya Desai is a speech and language therapist who works as an independent therapist with young children. Her work inspired her to write her own educational and entertaining books that are accessible to children. She chats to Book Events for … [read more]

Interview: Nicola Davies

Nicola Davies has successfully combined a lifelong love of nature with a keen interest in writing and her adventures have taken her around the world.  She was one of the original presenters of The Really Wild Show and has written a range of … [read more]

Interview: Lynne Rickards

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Lynne Rickards is a Canadian born children's writer, now living in Scotland. Her books include Jack's Bed, I Win! and the forthcoming Clementine's Smile. You grew up in Canada before moving to Scotland. Do you have any favourite Canadian … [read more]

Interview: Clara Vulliamy

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  Clara Vulliamy is the author of numerous books including the Martha and the Bunny Brothers series and the Muffin books. With her love of art and all things creative, Clara's website is packed with bright, sunny pictures and crafty ideas. … [read more]

Interview: James Mayhew

James Mayhew is the author behind the Katie books which introduce children to art at a young age. He has also brought the world of ballet to life through his Ella Bella books. James is in the midst of a busy summer, being involved in the Diamond … [read more]

Author Interview: Caroline Green

'Book Events for Children' is delighted that author Caroline Green has risen to the challenge of answering our probing questions this week. In her past life Caroline worked as a journalist, before publishing her first novel Dark Ride, which won … [read more]

Author Interview: Sarah Mussi

We'd like to introduce a new feature on the Book Events for Children website. We're going to feature regular interviews with people connected with the the children's book industry. These features will include contributions from children's and YA … [read more]