Inspiring Young Readers
Angelina Ballerina works her magic posted on 28 Feb 2018
I am not quite sure why some animals work more successfully than others as anthropomorphic characters in children’ books
Book event variety is the spice of my life posted on 06 Feb 2018
People who know me well will not be surprised to hear that I am thoroughly enjoying every event that I do for The Letterpress Project.
Roald Dahl and the Magic of the World posted on 13 Jan 2018
This article first appeared in the Letterpress Project publication Roald Dahl: The Man Who Believed In Magic
Why I could never really love Rupert Bear posted on 28 Dec 2017
I’d be willing to bet that any list of the twenty favourite children’s characters is likely to include Rupert Bear.
The Annual Wait posted on 21 Dec 2017
Around about this time of the year when I was a child I would be starting to anticipate the Christmas arrival of one or two comic annuals..
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