Suzanne Barton: Tips for Illustrators

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]

Catalina Echeverri Interview

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]

Karen George Interview

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]

The Children’s Bookshow

The Children's Bookshow is an annual tour of authors and illustrators, united in encouraging children to develop a lifelong love of literature. The event began in 2003, as a means of showcasing books and authors featured in Simply the Best Books for … [read more]

Summer Reading Challenge 2013

You may have heard on the news recently that Frank Lampard has been announced as the  2013 Summer Reading Challenge champion. Many parents will be familiar with the Summer Reading Challenge, which launches this year on July 13th in England and Wales … [read more]

Noriko Matsubara Interview & Competition

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]

Inky Sprat Competition

Inky Sprat is a new digital publishing company launched earlier this year by successful children's author Babette Cole, with filmmaker Manus Home and Neil Baber, formerly of Phaidon Press. Babette has published numerous books for children, … [read more]

Book Events Round-Up (27th & 28th April 2013)

If you're wondering what to do with the kids this weekend, look no further than our round-up of book-related activities across the country. Starting in Edinburgh, young fans of Eric Hill's Spot books are invited to Spot's Birthday Party at King's … [read more]

Ros Asquith Interview

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]