Monthly Archives: July 2013

What next? The best booklists and book guides

More recommendations? I give you 500 handpicked titles over ten months, and still you want more? I must be doing something right. There are some excellent guides and booklists out there, both printed and online. One of the best and easiest to use, in my experience, is Daniel Hahn, Leonie Flynn and Susan Reuben’s Ultimate […]

Time travel

Children’s publishing can be quite the mirrorworld sometimes. Any successful picture book author will tell you: the ones with the fewest words are absolutely the hardest to write. For older children, fantasy is not a niche for the slightly pitiable, but well and truly courses through the mainstream. And historical fiction is not considered lightweight […]