Tag Archives: children’s books

Discover Kelpies

I have some very exciting news! Last week I received a wonderful email telling me I’d been short-listed for the Discover Kelpies Writing competition. This is a competition run by Scottish Publisher, Floris Books, to find new writers for children. … Continue reading

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Huffy herons

Birds, blossom and buds are all flourishing along the river banks now the weather has warmed and it has finally stopped raining. There are rabbits everywhere. I have disturbed the grey heron from his huntings several times on my bike, … Continue reading

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Another year

A year has passed and I don’t need to look back at old blog posts to know exactly what I was doing this time last year. April is my mum’s birthday and to celebrate, every year my mum, my sister, … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

 

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Celebrations

It’s been a weekend of celebrations. Little Owl turned nine and it was my Mum and Dad’s ruby wedding anniversary. How on earth they’ve made it to forty years leaves everyone, including themselves, scratching their heads! This is a couple … Continue reading

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The Fox and the Star

Following on from my last post, here is a book we were given for Christmas and one which I highly recommend. It’s called The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith. Coralie Bickford-Smith has been a designer for Penguin for … Continue reading

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ECA Degree Show 2015

I’m just back from a fleeting visit to Edinburgh for a meeting and while I was there I popped in to the degree show at the college of art. This year’s illustration graduates are a talented bunch and there was … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

Have you seen this picture book? It’s called Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson (of Gruffalo fame). I’m pretty sure Rebecca Cobb won an award for the illustrations but can’t think where I read that now (pregnancy brain!). Little Owl loves … Continue reading

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Singing wrens

Although the countryside around us is covered in piles of snow and the skies are thick with grey cloud a little wren has been singing joyfully outside my window this morning. I’m always amazed at the volume that comes out … Continue reading

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Picture Hooks conference

Today I have been at the Picture Hooks conference here in Edinburgh all about the world of children’s book publishing. We’ve heard from illustrators, writers, publishers and agents. It’s been a lot to take in but invaluable. The highlight for … Continue reading

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