Designers

Harrogate Home and Gift Buyer’s Festival 2016

This year I went along to the Harrogate Home and Gift Buyer’s Festival to get a look at some of the products, chat to designers, and get a feel for a trade show. It was a beautiful day with hundreds of great designers and products. I am always drawn to a particular style and I thought… Continue reading Harrogate Home and Gift Buyer’s Festival 2016

Children's Picture Books · Guest post

The Best Apps and Gadgets for Children Who Love Picture Books

Picture books have long inspired squeals of delight and gleeful smiles from young children, who find themselves absorbed in the colors and story. When I was little, the newly released electronic versions—whose buttons provided exciting sounds and tunes to accompany each page—were a world of magic. Today, the children of the iPad and smartphone generation… Continue reading The Best Apps and Gadgets for Children Who Love Picture Books

My Review - Kid's books

Ruth Reviews The Night Gardener by The Fan Brothers

Blurb: “William discovers that the tree outside his window has been sculpted into a wise owl. In the following days, more topiaries appear, and each one is more beautiful than the last. Soon, William’s gray little town is full of color and life. And though the mysterious night gardener disappears as suddenly as he appeared,… Continue reading Ruth Reviews The Night Gardener by The Fan Brothers

Children's Picture Books · My Review - Kid's books

Value Kid’s Books – The Crow’s Tale & The Bear and the Piano

I picked both of these paperbacks up from Waterstones for £6.99 each. The Crow’s Tale by Naomi Howarth. The beautiful vibrant colour attracted my eye immediately. The story is completely intriguing with a fable feel. At first I thought it was a retelling of the Icarus fable but the twist at the end was a… Continue reading Value Kid’s Books – The Crow’s Tale & The Bear and the Piano

Children's Picture Books

Best New Children’s Picture Books Winter/Spring 2016

I’ve been doing a lot of research into popular children’s fiction and here’s a collection of awesome books that I want to get my mits on! You can follow my pinterest board for even more new kids books. The Bear and the Piano – April 5, 2016 by David Litchfield One day, a bear cub finds… Continue reading Best New Children’s Picture Books Winter/Spring 2016

Children's Picture Books · Writing Tip

Top Tips for Creating a Children’s Picture Book

Just because you’re writing for kids doesn’t mean it’s going to be an easy ride. On the contrary, children are some of the harshest critics. It needs as much thought and consideration as a book for adults, if not more! I’ve put together a collection of tips and thoughts from my experience of self-publishing a… Continue reading Top Tips for Creating a Children’s Picture Book