Inspiring Young Readers
A Whale of a time with Benji Davies at Cheltenham Book Festival posted on 22 Oct 2023
While waiting in the queue outside the event tent I listened to a conversation between a little boy aged about four ...
The Wonderful World of Oz posted on 04 Sep 2022
L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, published in book form in 1900, has gone on to become both a children’s classic and a wider cultural phenomenon
Matilda, who told such dreadful lies posted on 17 Mar 2022
The cautionary tale has been a staple of children’s literature stretching back to its origins in the 17th century....
The Chocolate Wedding posted on 17 Feb 2021
Those of you familiar with Posy Simmonds through her adult social satires like Mrs Weber’s Diary or Tamara Drew will be aware of her comic-strip style
The Sleeping Beauty posted on 20 Jan 2021
The first thing that might strike you about this fine 1920 first edition is the very ordinary pinkish red dust jacket with a silhouette illustration...
Flat Stanley posted on 11 Jan 2021
I have always loved this hilarious story about a young boy, Stanley Lambchop, who makes the best of an unfortunate accident.
Ezra Jack Keats posted on 21 Sep 2020
I have always enjoyed the distinctive, vividly coloured, collage style effects of this US author/ illustrator.
Mini Grey posted on 13 Jul 2020
I have always been a big fan of this award winning illustrator’s quirky style.
Kathleen Hale posted on 18 Dec 2018
Kathleen Hale Kathleen Hale was born in Broughton, Lanarkshire in 1898...
Walter Crane posted on 15 Oct 2018
If I had to choose a pioneer of children’s book illustration whose style most captivates me...