Posts by Guest blogger
Posted 16 February 2017
Who has the time to hand-sew costumes of Matilda and Where’s Wally? Instead, read our ‘cheat’s sheet’ for a stress-free World Book Day on Thursday 2 March.
Read 'World Book Day ideas: quick and...'
Posted 1 February 2017
Author Will Mabbitt might only be able to draw worms, but he does it very well. Now you can learn how to sketch the wiggly creatures with his top tips...
Read 'How To Draw A Worm: A...'
Posted 26 January 2017
Snowflake Books founder Su Yen recommends nine stories to help you celebrate Chinese New Year in style.
Read '9 brilliant stories for children celebrating...'
Posted 20 January 2017
Julia Lee, author of Nancy Parker's Diary of Detection and The Mysterious Misadventures of Clemency Wrigglesworth, gives us her Top 10 Fictional Diaries across Children's, Middle Grade & Teen literature.
Read 'Top 10 Fictional Diaries '
Posted 9 January 2017
Libraries were crucial in my long journey as a writer, in fact without libraries, I have no doubt, I would have never become a writer at all.
Read 'Alex Wheatle: without libraries I would...'
Posted 9 January 2017
Budding authors and illustrators, take note: Adam Murphy has given us an inside look into how his brilliant comic, Lost Tales, was made and published.
Read 'How comics are made: from the...'
Posted 6 January 2017
Rob Lloyd Jones, the author of Wild Boy and Jake Atlas and the Tomb of the Emerald Snake, gives us his top ten books about ancient Egypt: a perennial favourite,...
Read 'Top 10 books (sort of) about...'
Posted 5 January 2017
Thinking of booking a holiday? Alwyn Hamilton tells us about her favourite deserts in teen fiction, which might just inspire some real (or imaginary!) journeys.
Read 'Top 10 Fictional Deserts '
Posted 15 December 2016
Illustrator and author Nick Sharratt has been to Lebanon to meet and share books with Syrian refugee children with the aim of helping them express themselves through art - here's...
Read 'Nick Sharratt in Lebanon '
Posted 12 December 2016
We talk to inspirational artist, illustrator and writer Jackie Morris about myth, her favourite books, and writing and drawing in nature.
Read 'Exclusive Jackie Morris illustrations '