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Bestselling author Anna Dewdney asks for children to be read a book instead of mourners giving her a funeral

The 50-year-old children’s author/illustrator Anna Dewdney has passed away after a 15-month battle with brain cancer. She leaves behind a strong message for parents as she urges people to read...

On September 7, 2016

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Watch illustrator Simon Prescott bring to life Marvin Mouse

Illustrators bring to life picture books creating a fantastical world for children to immerse themselves in. In this video you can watch Simon Prescott as he creates the main character...

On July 4, 2016

Books

Fairy tales still as popular as ever

Fairy tales have been popular for longer than any of us can remember. They are having a resurgence with the success of the live action retellings for film. Kenneth Branagh’s...

On April 25, 2016
 

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Isla Fisher's children's book series to be released in July

Australian actress Isla Fisher has penned her first book and it’s a children’s book. Known for her comedy, Fisher made a name for herself in Confessions of a Shopaholic as...

On March 31, 2016

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New Beatrix Potter tale found in the archives.

100 years after the death of Beatrix Potter a new manuscript has been discovered in the Victoria and Albert Museum archive.

On January 27, 2016

Books

Should we censor children's books?

By Sophia Whitfield

On December 14, 2015
 

Books

Interview: Karen Erasmus

Karen Erasmus moved to Australia from the UK in 2004 with her husband and two tiny children, and settled on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. Previously a primary school teacher, she...

On November 16, 2015

Books

Celebrating dads everywhere

Looking for a book that celebrates dads?

On August 11, 2015

Books

Benji Davies brings a touch of playfulness to a sensitive story

Take a look at these beautiful illustrations from the latest picture book by Benji Davies. Through his illustrations Davies tells a sensitive story with a touch of playfulness.

On June 11, 2015
 

Books

Steven Spielberg set to direct Roald Dahl's The BFG

Steven Spielberg is set to direct Roald Dahl’s The BFG for Disney. The live-action film will be released in cinemas in 2016.

On April 16, 2015

Books

The Velveteen Rabbit

A picture book that can be treasured and kept forever is the perfect gift for a child this Easter.

On March 11, 2015

Books

Kat Chadwick brings to life the humour in this hilarious picture book

Fed up with packing the lunches every morning? We love this new book that takes a look at the hilarious contents of one boy's lunchbox. Kat Chadwick's illustrations bring to...

On February 25, 2015
 

Books

Kate Hindley brings her charm to Oliver and Patch

Kate Hindley lives and works in Birmingham (near the chocolate factory). She studied illustration at Falmouth College of Art, and went on to work for two years as a children’s...

On January 29, 2015

Books

A Beacon of Light

Jo Oliver is the author and illustrator of three books, Pilgrim, Tatiara and The Light. Jo's first book Pilgrim was commended as a Notable Book by The Children’s Book...

On January 15, 2015

Books

Jules Faber illustrates The Kaboom Kid

Jules Faber grew up the sixth of eight kids, with five older brothers and two younger sisters. Having a lot of time alone and being bored too often, he taught...

On December 22, 2014
 
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