There’s a Dragon in My Dinner

   There's a Dragon in My Dinner by Tom Nicoll and Sarah Horne is a brilliantly pitched book for newly independent readers who are looking for something to get their teeth into.  'When Eric finds a tiny dragon nestled among the beansprouts in his Friday night takeaway, he thinks it's a free toy. But Pan... Continue Reading →

Nicola Davies’ Top Ten Nature Picture Books – with giveaway

The 2014 Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour (in association with the Scottish Book Trust) takes the very best UK and international authors directly into schools across Scotland and the UK to inspire a love of reading, writing and illustration. This is an idea that fills me with joy. It's so important for children to be... Continue Reading →

The making of Mimi Make-Believe

Last week I had my faith restored in the book industry by Mimi Make-Believe by Claire Freedman and Gemma Raynor. I was intrigued by Mimi's story and asked them if they would drop me a few lines to explain how such a positive female character had come about. They are both clearly passionate about their... Continue Reading →

Inclusive Minds

Beth Cox and Alexandra Strick work together under the name Inclusive Minds. Inclusive minds is a collective for all those with an interest in children's books and diversity, equality and accessibility in children's literature and are committed to changing the face of children's books. Despite only running for a few months it is already gathering... Continue Reading →

Letterbox Library

In the first of my posts celebrating the world of radical and inclusive books, I am shining a sparkly spotlight on Letterbox Library. Letterbox Library is a not-for-profit children's bookseller celebrating equality and diversity. They have recently been involved with the London Radical Bookfair and ran the Little Rebel Children's Book Award on behalf of... Continue Reading →

RhinoReads interviewed by ReaditDaddy

As part of his #Readitmd13 campaign to encourage parents to read to their children, ReaditDaddy has spent the week interviewing children's book bloggers and today it was my turn. I was thrilled to take part and had extra cake to celebrate. Here is his full blog post for your viewing pleasure: #readitmd13 - "Brilliant Book... Continue Reading →

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