Unleash your Creative Monster- Q&A with Andy Jones and Olaf Falafel

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This fantastic book offers readers the chance to unleash their own creative writing monsters by following along with the tools and tips offered by Andy Jones and Olaf Falafel! Check out the super video as well! Both Andy and Olaf have taken the time to answer a few questions about their book. What do you […]

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National Poetry Day with Joshua Seigal

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We are so pleased to host poet Joshua Seigal on National Poetry Day. Not only do we have a brilliant guest post from him, but there are also two unpublished poems as well as a glimpse into his latest collection, Yapping Away. The Power of Poetry Joshua Seigal I would like to take this opportunity […]

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Q&A with Cornelia Funke

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Cornelia Funke is the author of the best selling Dragon Rider series. We are pleased to share with you a recent Q&A about her latest in the series and of her other projects. Did you do any specific research for this new story in the Dragon Rider series? Yes, this book made me realize once […]

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At the Height of the Moon

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At the Height of the Moon is a new collection of poetry and art, themed around night and bedtime, curated by Anette Roeder, Alison Baverstock and Matt Cunningham. With such beguiling chapter headings as Twilight, Dreamland and Moonlit Menagerie the book brings together writing and art from across the ages, combining the old with the […]

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The Joy of Travelling by Book by Sam Sedgman

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Books are a brilliant way to travel. From our cosiest chair on a wet afternoon we can be transported to the polar ice caps, the Brazilian jungle, downtown Chicago or a Moroccan souk. This is particularly useful for children, who don’t have the same power to travel as a grown-up does. I can hop on […]

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Spooky Books

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We asked primary school librarian Rumena Aktar for a list of brilliant spooky reads! Check out her suggestions below! PICTURE BOOKS Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds and Peter Brown Gustavo The Shy Ghost by Flavia Z. Drago Grobblechops by Elizabeth Laird and Jenny Lucander Michael’s Monsters by Gus Clarke The Dark by Lemony Snickett and […]

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Q&A with Gareth P. Jones

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Fairytales for the Fearless is a fun, engaging series from Gareth P. Jones and Illustrated by Loretta Schauer. If you are on social media, then you will know of Gareth P. Jones and his brilliant videos and songs! Check out our Q&A with him below! Where did the inspiration for Fairytales for the Fearless come […]

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Baby Teeth by Meg Grehan

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Baby Teeth is a novel in verse for the Young Adult reader. Little Island Books coin Baby Teeth as, “A unique verse novel of queer love, lust, and vampires.” Read on for a guest post from award-winning author Meg Grehan. Baby Teeth was my lockdown project, it got me through the longest days. I thought […]

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@FCBGAsks…Catherine Barr

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Welcome to a brand new blog feature for the Federation of Children’s Book Groups. We love interacting with authors, illustrators and publishers in new ways, and so this new format was created to get to know the creatives in children’s publishing a bit better. This first @FCBGAsks features Catherine Barr, author of Let’s Save Antarctica. […]

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Q&A with Ginny Myers Sain

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We were pleased to ask author Ginny Myers Sain some questions about her atmospheric and thrilling, Dark and Shallow Lies. Her answers are fantastic! Can you please describe your novel in a few sentences? DARK AND SHALLOW LIES is a book that asks, “How do you keep a secret in a town full of psychics?” […]

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