My books blog – my own books, and those by other authors.
Hannah Gold, author of the highly acclaimed The Last Bear and The Lost Whale, plus the eagerly awaited Finding Bear, talks to me about her writing.
Patrick Ness’s Different for Boys is a powerful portrayal of the subject of relationships between young males; physical, sexual and emotional.
Author Gill Lewis talks about her new book Moonflight, as well as her writing process. Plus my review of Moonflight and tips on writing animal stories.
How to write riddle rhymes and puzzle poems, with a little help from poets Kevin Crossley-Holland and James Carter.
In this post I review seven new and newly republished picture books by favourite authors and illustrators that will all make wonderful Christmas presents.
Three riveting reads from three very well-established, award-winning children’s authors who have produced their best books yet.
My review of LIghtlark, a young adult fantasy by Alex Aster, which won a 6-figure deal after she promoted it on BookTok.
Find out about the new Children's Laureate, Joseph Coelho: his role, his aims, his books, and my review of ‘The Girl Who Became a Tree’.
My review of the 2022 Yoto Carnegie Medal winner: ‘October, October’ by Katya Balen, plus of her other two novels to date.
It’s time for long evenings, weekends away and the summer holidays. Here are 5 fantastic summer reads for children, including an insider tip!
Three of my favourite disturbing novels – along with some disturbing books recommended by authors and other book lovers!
How to write a fairy tale: the main ingredients, some ideas to get you started, and advice from leading writers and lovers of fairy tales.