Grandma’s House of Rules – review

Grandma has a prized family heirloom that mustn’t even be approached, never mind touched – how will the boy cope with this rule? In a tale about coping with responsibilities and finding surprising solutions to problems, our young hero discovers his Grandma is not quite what she seems.

Eileen Browne’s Choice

Author and Illustrator Eileen shares a newly updated list, which compiles children’s books promoting Diversity and Inclusivity.

PICTOPLASMA 2021 – Online Fest

After the success of the first online edition of the Pictoplasma Conference in 2020, this year’s programme returns with a stellar line-up. GIF by Dina Amin.

Indigo Takes Flight – review

Indigo Takes Flight is a great short story, says reviewer Louise Date, and one that is a thought-provoking tool for discussing change, difference and how to accept the people we see in the mirror.

Les Sardines A L’Huile – review

This book is jam-packed with gold and silver delights, says reviewer Karl Foster. From the debossed cover to the skilfully rendered designs within you will discover the range of items that reside in the category of tinned oily fish. All drawn by Glynn Boyd Harte.

In Her Element – review

This story’s narrative speaks volumes in very few pages, and is in a flowing cadence that will allow children to follow the story through its tricky storyline and challenging themes not often given coverage in children’s books: disability, bullying, acceptance, and a childhood unlike others. Review by Louise Date.

Jill Murphy

Jill Murphy, the children’s author and illustrator, known for the picture books The Large Family and Peace at Last, which was commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal, has died at the age of 72.