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Wishing you all a very Happy New Year. This is my first blog post for 2017! For the past few years I’ve participated in the SCBWI advent calendar each December: every day an advent picture appears by a SCBWI illustrator, and then we writers craft a caption or poem that can be tweeted. It’s become […]

Hello, Thank you to everyone who has supported my hellopipski blog this year! In 2016 I’ve more than doubled the number of views and visitors compared to 2015, and nearly trebled the number of views! The most viewed posts were reviews of: 1-Grandpa’s Great Escape 2-The Dreamsnatcher 3-The Bolds (once my famous unfortunate typo was […]

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A Christmas poem for all the Keepers of the Family Happiness. (One for the grown-ups!) Many thanks to all the readers of my blog, and to all the fabulous contributors in 2016. Lots to come in 2017! Merry Christmas to you all!  Pippa xxx   🎅It’s a Good Job Santa’s Real 🎅 It’s a good […]

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Hello! I’m delighted to welcome the super-talented Julia Patton to my hellopipski blog. It will be fascinating to find out how an illustrator of picture books operates! Julia has illustrated many books such as Mind Boggling Numbers by Michael Rosen and Professor McQuark and the Oojamflip by Lou Treleaven, and she also writes and illustrates her […]

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Cover by Thomas Flintham @thomasflintham   Look at all these fabulous authors! And all in the one book!   This magical collection sparkles with all the essential elements of children’s literature in one beautiful edition.  Firstly, it’s a rare treat to find so many award winning authors in one place: and this is a stellar compilation, curated by […]

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  Welcome to the hellopipski blog, Peter Bunzl!   There’s been such a buzz about Peter’s novel Cogheart, that I just had to know how he’s created such a great and popular book. When I read Cogheart recently, I was struck by all the fantastic characters and the totally believable world that Peter has created […]

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  The beautiful cover is by Becca Stadtlander. Publisher Usborne says: Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month – August 2016 Lily’s life is in mortal peril. Her father is missing and now silver-eyed men stalk her through the shadows. What could they want from her? With her friends – Robert, the clockmaker’s son, and Malkin, […]

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Hello. I’m delighted and honoured to have poet Brian Moses visiting on National Poetry Day! Brian has a long list of accolades to his name, such as having written over 200 books with different publishers, and book sales of over 1 million. He’s given over 2500 performances of his poetry, and his name is well known by […]

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  Publisher David Fickling says: From the illustrator of the mega-selling HORRIBLE HISTORIES! Bison are banned and tigers are taboo. Say goodbye to the gnu, cheerio to the cheetah and poo poo to the panda. The world of Lesser Spotted Animals STARTS HERE! Discover the brilliant beasts you never knew you needed to know about […]

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Hello! This week I’ve been reading Barbara Henderson‘s Fir For Luck, and I’ve been so blown away by  the story that I just have to share it with you! Here’s what the publishers Cranachan have to say about the story: Would you be brave enough to fight back?  When 12-year-old Janet’s village is under threat– she […]