Betty Binoculars is the debut from Dudley Doodle Books a new Devon-based Independent press with aims to create fun, quirky and gorgeous children's books and build a support network of illustrators, graphic designers, editors, book designers and small printers. The binoculars are a fun way to look through and see differently. It’s a really fun … Continue reading Betty Binoculars- Susie Laverty & Emily Hamilton
This is such an incredibly clever book. It feels like how a good storyteller may have narrated a non-fiction book that a younger child may have selected for bed time, which is lovely. But it also has great potential for exploring habitats, counting and onomatopoeia (great for phonemic awareness too) And with Britta Teckentrup's amazing … Continue reading Leapfrog – Jane Clarke & Britta Teckentrup
I’m a huge fan of Charlotte Milner’s books. We have and love The Bee Book and The Sea Book and recently acquired her B is for Bee (Which is a fabulous version of The Bee Book accessible for preschoolers 💜) but I particularly love this one The Bat Book. Bats have a bad reputation largely … Continue reading Guest Post: The Bat Book & Research Process- Charlotte Milner
#SixforSunday is hosted by Steph at A Little But A Lot. Every week there is a bookish-themed prompt to inspire 6 choices. This month focuses on Share the Love and this week the prompt is favourite covers/types of cover, I'm interpreting that as design features of the books rather than themes or tropes used in … Continue reading Six for Sunday- Cover Design Elements
Anna Gain and the Same Sixty Seconds is the latest collaboration from Barrington Stoke, books superheroes in a way because they focus on creating accessible books for those with reading difficulties especially dyslexia with a specialised font, careful structure for stamina, prudent vocabulary and cream paper. Even more so its great to see collaborations with … Continue reading Anna Gain and the Same Sixty Seconds – Guy Bass & Steve May
I am beyond thrilled to be able to reveal the cover of Sharon Gosling's upcoming novel The House Of Hidden Wonders a fast paced Middle Grade Historical adventure coming 2nd April from Stripes Books.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blogging initiative hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl with new themes each week. This weeks theme is a Freebie with the theme of Book Covers. Now back in August I tweaked a Top Ten Tuesday prompt to show some love for some of my favourite Cover illustrators, designers and typography … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Judging a Book by Its Cover