Northern Lights – The Graphic Novel. Philip Pullman Q&A
Advent Calendar / Q&A

Northern Lights – The Graphic Novel. Philip Pullman Q&A

  It’s been nearly 25 years since Philip Pullman published Northern Lights, the first part of the His Dark Materials trilogy. Since then the books have become classics and are partly responsible for kickstarting the current boom in children’s publishing. Northern Lights has also spawned a movie adaptation, stage play and now a magnificent BBC … Continue reading

Ed Vere Q&A
Children’s Books That Saved My Life / Q&A

Ed Vere Q&A

Ed Vere is back with a new series of picture books about a scrap of a black kitten called Max. The second book, Max at Night, was published this month in which the kitten turns superhero, fearlessly prowling the city at night. Ed’s picture books draw on classic comic book action and have bold graphic design elements, so I was interested to find out about the books that shaped him as an author. Continue reading

The Puffin Club
Puffin / Q&A

The Puffin Club

The Puffin Club was the groundbreaking venture launched by editor Kaye Webb in 1967 that changed children’s books forever. The club broke down the barrier between authors and young readers, bringing them together at Puffin parties and in the pages of Puffin Post. Webb helped create the world our children our now lucky enough to inhabit, … Continue reading

Super Hairy Animals
New Books / Q&A

Super Hairy Animals

I’ve been having a bit of a Beatles week, listening my way through their records and revisiting their films. All of which provided the backdrop against which I read two recent picture books by the Superhairies – the creative team of artist Angus Mackinnon and writer James Thorp. The Lobster, Weasel, Puffin, Unicorn, Baboon, Pig … Continue reading