Monthly Archives: August 2016

“Robyn Silver – The Midnight Chimes” by Paula Harrison.

  Best-selling author Paula Harrison has a brand new series coming out! After the massive success of her Rescue Princess, Red Moon Rising and Secret Rescuers series, we can look forward to this new character: Robyn Silver! And much to my delight, there are fantastic illustrations too by Renee Kurilla. For those interested in the cover […]

A Review of “Where Monsters Lie” by Polly Ho-Yen

  If you loved The Boy In The Tower, you’ll love Where Monsters Lie by Polly Ho-Yen. The Synopsis on Good Reads says: The children of Mivtown have grown up hearing the legend of the monsters of the loch. But it’s only a story – a warning to stay away from the water. Then strange […]

A review of “Oi Frog” by Kes Gray and Jim Field

This lively book pairs up the multi award-winning Kes Gray (author of Eat Your Peas and the Daisy books) and the equally prolific award-holding Jim Field (illustrator of The Parent Agency and The Lion Inside). And what a fantastic pairing: the hilarious conversation between the bossy know-it-all cat and the mildly peeved frog perfectly match the bright and comic illustrations. […]

“Fire Witch” – The Inside Story with author Matt Ralphs

Hello! This month I’m delighted to welcome author Matt Ralphs to my hellopipski blog, and I can’t wait to hear about his new book Fire Witch. Macmillan £6.99 So Matt, what’s Fire Witch about? Fire Witch and the prequel Fire Girl tell the story of Hazel Hooper and her dormouse familiar, Bramley. They live in England in the […]

Tales of Picture Book Writing

Hello! I’ve been sitting here writing a new Christmas picture book ready to post for my Scbwi critique group. I know, July probably isn’t the best month to do that! Despite the hot weather,  I’ve tried to recreate that Christmassy feeling. To get in the zone I’ve created a Christmas carol playlist and found a […]