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Create your own tin animal with Hazel Terry!

Every Other Day with artist Hazel Terry -6 Visit our bookstore – Order now, pay later With school, library, and bookshop closures, and the inevitable challenges facing the whole community over the next few months, we want to make it as easy as possible for families stuck at home. We’ve gathered a range of read along and how-to videos from our fabulous authors and illustrators so that you can keep those little ones entertained. Let’s share the…

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1. Pencils at the ready! Draw with Hazel Terry!

Create your own hungry creature with Hazel Terry! Visit our bookstore – Order now, pay later With school, library, and bookshop closures, and the inevitable challenges facing the whole community over the next few months, we want to make it as easy as possible for families stuck at home. We’ve gathered a range of read along and how-to videos from our fabulous authors and illustrators so that you can keep those little ones entertained. Let’s…

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Quill Soup is about the need to belong somewhere! – illustrator Dale Blankenaar

Buy Quill Soup We interviewed Dale Blankenaar, the brilliant illustrator of Quill Soup! He offered some brilliant insights into the process of creating the artwork for this beautiful, colourful book. Based on the traditional ‘stone soup’ fable, Quill Soup is an African retelling about a very hungry porcupine who goes looking for some food. Read the interview below! How did you find the process of illustrating the book? The process of making this book was one…

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Quill Soup is about the need to belong somewhere! – illustrator Dale Blankenaar

Buy Quill Soup We interviewed Dale Blankenaar, the brilliant illustrator of Quill Soup! He offered some brilliant insights into the process of creating the artwork for this beautiful, colourful book. Based on the traditional ‘stone soup’ fable, Quill Soup is an African retelling about a very hungry porcupine who goes looking for some food. Read the interview below! How did you find the process of illustrating the book? The process of making this book was one…

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Picture books: a way for children to better understand stressful situations

How picture books can help to discuss difficult topics Buy Alive Again (hardback, Paperback)   By Samantha Brown When one of my friends, Katie, was five years old, her dad suddenly died. Not really sure how to explain it to her young daughter, Katie’s mom turned to a picture book. This book introduced Katie to the topic of death and helped her find a way to cope with her sudden loss. Her mom shared the book with other…

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