Inspiring Young Readers
Teaching Dahl posted on 13 Nov 2017
This article first appeared in the Letterpress Project publication Roald Dahl: The man Who Believed In Magic
Robert Hales: The Strange Case of the Disappearing Children’s Book Illustrator posted on 12 Nov 2017
This is less of an article of appreciation and more of an appeal for help.
The poetry of picture books posted on 09 Nov 2017
I have been thinking about what makes some picture books more memorable than others ....
Raising a reader: Boden and his books at fifteen months posted on 23 Sep 2017
Since writing the piece about my grandson’s first three months of learning to love books I am delighted to say...
A home for waifs and strays (old children’s books are welcome here) posted on 18 Sep 2017
Those of you with an interest in older children’s books will have come across the biggest problem of collecting in this field – the majority of these books
A(n) (A)bridge(ment) too far? posted on 28 Aug 2017
Where do you stand on the question of abridging classic children’s books for modern day readers?
Children’s Non-fiction – comparisons from across the pond posted on 30 Jul 2017
Next time you are in Waterstones take a few minutes to look at the children's non-fiction section
Children’s Book Illustrators in India posted on 09 Jul 2017
Telling Tales: Children’s literature in India is a 1995 volume of essays edited by Amit Dasgupta and containing a short but interesting essay by Mohini Rao
Beardy Dads Galore! posted on 18 Jun 2017
When I was a little girl in the 1950s and early 1960s, children's picture books showed mostly conventional fathers ...
The Children’s Book Signing: A Most Dangerous Enterprise posted on 09 Jun 2017
Have you ever seen those occasional bits of television reportage that tend to pop on slow news day?