Children's Literary Events · Picture books

I’m Going to Eat This Ant by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

We are always on the look out for children’s literary events and author appearances so when we heard that Chris Naylor-Ballesteros would be reading his first picture book, I’m Going to Eat This Ant at the Little Ripon Bookshop we went along to listen. Published by Bloomsbury, this is the story of an anteater who is looking for a… Continue reading I’m Going to Eat This Ant by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

Children's Literary Events · Picture books

WOW! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood and performance by Little Angel Theatre

One of our absolute favourite picture books is WOW! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood. Published by Macmillan Children’s Books this is a gorgeous story of discovery and colours. One day a little owl decides to embark on an adventure, instead of going to sleep in the morning she decides to stay up and see what the day time is… Continue reading WOW! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood and performance by Little Angel Theatre

Children's Literary Events · Picture books

GRRRRR! by Rob Biddulph at the Bradford Literature Festival

During a visit to the Bradford Literature Festival we were treated to a reading of GRRRRR! by the author himself, Rob Biddulph. Published by Harper Collins, this is the story of Fred, the best bear in the wood. For three years in a row Fred has won the contest to claim this title. When it comes to all… Continue reading GRRRRR! by Rob Biddulph at the Bradford Literature Festival

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Q & A with Jane Hissey – Happy Birthday Old Bear blog tour

Welcome to our stop on the Happy Birthday Old Bear blog tour. Old Bear was originally published 30 years ago and to celebrate this big birthday Jane Hissey has written a new story – Happy Birthday Old Bear. You can read our review of this gorgeous new book here. I can’t tell you how excited I… Continue reading Q & A with Jane Hissey – Happy Birthday Old Bear blog tour

Children's Literary Events · Picture books

The Wind in the Willows – Retold by Lesley Sims, illustrated by Mauro Evangelista & performance in Knaresborough

The Wind in the Willows is a classic tale written by Kenneth Grahame that has been retold by Lesley Sims and illustrated by Mauro Evangelista (published by Usborne) for young readers. The story tells of four friends, Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad. Toad is the rich resident of Toad Hall, an eccentric character who is wowed by the new and the… Continue reading The Wind in the Willows – Retold by Lesley Sims, illustrated by Mauro Evangelista & performance in Knaresborough

Children's Literary Events · Picture books

The Perfect Picnic by Ciara Flood & Brambly Hedge at NiddFest

Is there anything more enjoyable than the perfect picnic? Living in the UK we have had our fair share of picnics in wind, cold weather or rain, sometimes all three. You just have to make do otherwise you might never have one! This is most definitely not the view of Squirrel in The Perfect Picnic by Ciara Flood (published… Continue reading The Perfect Picnic by Ciara Flood & Brambly Hedge at NiddFest

Children's Literary Events · Picture books

How to Hide a Lion by Helen Stephens at NiddFest

How to Hide a Lion written and illustrated by Helen Stephens (published by Alison Green Books, Scholastic) is a funny story about a little girl called Iris and her new friend, a lion. The lion in question arrived in Iris’s town, quite innocently, looking to buy a hat but for some reason the people of the town were completely terrified and… Continue reading How to Hide a Lion by Helen Stephens at NiddFest