Billy and the Minpins, a new title to reflect Dahl’s original name for the book will be published in hardback later this year and the book will come with brand new illustrations from Quentin Blake. It’ll be the first time the illustrator has illustrated a new Dahl hero in over 20 years, and fans are pretty excited! Read More
He wrote and illustrated around 124 picture books, and also designed posters and books for the Black Bear pocket edition books.
During a career spanning 60 years, Bruna became internationally well-known. Although he retired in 2011, his works continued to be published in over 60 countries!
A few weeks ago the BBC announced that Hardy was coming back (and so was the dog) for another bedtime story for Valentine’s Day and we can honestly say it’s been another resounding success. Read More
With help from Emma Watson, most recently known for her starring role in Beauty and the Beast, Disney are promoting reading and creativity for all children. One of the Disney partners is First Book, a non-profit organisation helping children in need access books and learning supplies. With Disney’s help they can ensure all children have the magic of storytelling at their fingertips.
The brains, and hearts, behind the book are writers Chaz Harris and Adam Reynolds from Wellington, New Zealand, who worked tirelessly to see this inclusive fairytale land come to life along with co-illustrators Bo Moore and Christine Luiten.
Categories for the award are split into Books for Younger Children, Books for Younger Readers, Books for Older Readers, plus an overall Book of the Year Winner. Children can vote now and have until 17th May to do so, and the shortlisted books are here!
The initiative is designed to help children improve their reading skills, while visiting their fathers in prison, solidifying positive stereotypes and helping prisoners to resist reoffending. Read More
The original book, the Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 ¾, by the late Sue Townsend was first released in 1982 when Adrian Mole was aged 13 and ¾. His birthday is put at April 2nd 1967 and that means he’s 50 this year. Read More