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

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

Author Spotlight · Children's Picture Books

Author Spotlight and Interview – Elly MacKay

I am thrilled to be welcoming one of my favourite children’s picture book makers, Elly Mackay, to my blog; author and illustrator of Butterfly Park, If you Hold a Seed, Shadow Chasers, Fall Leaves; and illustrator of the new Anne of Green Gables books. You can read my review of Butterfly Park Here. Elly lives… Continue reading Author Spotlight and Interview – Elly MacKay

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

Ruth Reviews Mog’s Christmas Calamity by Judith Kerr

Story It’s the night before Christmas and the Thomas family are dreaming peacefully, apart from Mog! Her tail gets tangled up in tinsel which catches fire and spreads to the house. Mog leads the fire brigade to the house but Christmas is ruined. The story ends when all the neighbours bring Christmas to the Thomas’… Continue reading Ruth Reviews Mog’s Christmas Calamity by Judith Kerr

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

Ruth Reviews Butterfly Park by Elly McKay

Story The story in Butterfly Park was simple and easy to follow. The main character wants to bring butterflies back to the park. The story is about how she goes about achieving that, what she tries to do on her own, then together with people from the town. It was adorable and touching. Characters The… Continue reading Ruth Reviews Butterfly Park by Elly McKay

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

Ruth Reviews and Interviews – The Curly-Tailed Cat by Lexington Alexander

I have had the privilege of receiving a free copy of this book from the author in return for a non-biased review, and I welcome Lex to my blog for an author interview! After being teased about his curly cat tail, Curry ventures out and searches for a way to straighten it forever! When things… Continue reading Ruth Reviews and Interviews – The Curly-Tailed Cat by Lexington Alexander

Children's Picture Books

New Christmas Picture Books for Children 2015

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 Twelve Days of Christmas – October 20, 2015 In this beautiful edition of the classic festive song,… Continue reading New Christmas Picture Books for Children 2015