Rebecca Cobb is a Cornwall-based illustrator and author whose work has been twice shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway medal, most recently for Paper Dolls, a collaboration with Julia ‘ The Gruffalo’ Donaldson. I spoke to her about the benefits of words v pictures, her blissful work-from-home lifestyle and how to break into children’s book illustration.
This month’s theme is imaginary friends. Though, as you’ll see, some of the imaginary creatures in the stories I’ve chosen are perhaps not as friendly as they first seem. And some of them may or may not be all that imaginary…
PICTURE BOOK OF THE MONTH: The Something
Rebecca Cobb is something of a rising star [...]
Marcus Sedgwick is one of Britain’s most celebrated and prolific Young Adult authors. His debut novel, Floodland, won the Branford Boase Award in 2000 and he has been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal five times.
His latest book, The Ghosts of Heaven, is made up of four short stories which span millennia, from prehistory to a [...]
I couldn’t resist going for a Hallowe’en theme with this months’ children’s book recommendations. I’ve settled on these three by Helen Nicoll, David Walliams and Jonathan Stroud, but please feel free to make your own spooky children’s book suggestions in the comments below, or tweet me @RebeccaDavies__
PICTURE BOOK OF THE MONTH: Meg and Mog
Following an outrageously indulgent two-month break, I am delighted to re-start the children’s book blog with this inspiring and candid interview with one of my favourite Young Adult authors, Leigh Bardugo.
Leigh is the author of the bestselling Grisha Trilogy – Shadow & Bone, Siege & Storm and Ruin & Rising – which reached its hotly-anticipated [...]
Once a month, Rebecca Davies picks out three of the best children’s books she’s read recently. Her recommendations for July are Eric, the Boy Who Lost His Gravity by Jenni Desmond, The Moomins by Tove Jansson and Tape by Steven Camden.
Author Alyssa Brugman talks about her new novel Alex As Well, exploring issues of gender identity in YA novels and tips for aspiring authors
Rebecca Davies recommendations for June are Have You Seen My Dragon by Steve Light, Jesper Jinx by Marko Kitti and We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Rebecca Davies speaks to the poet James Carter
Children’s book blog – book picks for May: The Dark by Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen, Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers and Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
Three of the best children’s books from picture books to Young Adult novels, this month looking at re The Dark by Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen, Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers, and Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
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