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The Scarecrows' Puffing

Matt Zitron | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Zitron

With kids' books you have to find the age dependant sweet spot that's got story, but isn't too long, and isn't so annoying that reading it twice a day for months won't drive you to suicide. Luckily there's a fantastic range of publishers, and with picture books you're not dogged branded stuff (that hits later when they like Marvel, DC and Turtles.)

"If Books Ever Die, Snobbery Would Be Standing Over its Corpse"

Hilary Robinson | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Hilary Robinson

For Julia Donaldson, the Children's Laureate, whose term of office ends this week, has hit out at the pitifully low level of review space granted by the media to children's books. And her powerful passing shot is a launch of a campaign to secure much needed prominence for children's literature in the UK media.

Children's Books are Works of Art

Notting Hill Editions | Posted 10.03.2012 | Home
Notting Hill Editions

When you are writing a children's book, as opposed to that long-cherished monograph on drawing pins or Winston Churchill you've always wanted to write, you are merely tapping into another layer of your consciousness: you are remembering what it is like to be a child.