The Day Fin Flooded The World – review

One night Fin remembers do everything the correct way before his bedtime, but alas he forgets one very important thing! Karl Foster reviews Adam Stower’s new book.

Klaus Flugge Prize 2021 Shortlist announced

The shortlist for the Klaus Flugge Prize is announced today. The five books couldn’t be more different in illustration style but, countering our experiences of the past year, find creative ways to portray love and friendship, security and comfort to the very young.

Varoom 41: Hervé Tullet’s Simple Ideas

Hervé Tullet tells Varoom about how his book art is created for interactive play in the No Narrative issue. In this extract he talks about his background and how his work is driven by elementary ideas.

The Pocket Chaotic – review

A sweet story about breaking free from a parent, The Pocket Chaotic is a fun story with sprightly illustrations that is great to read out loud and may encourage little ones to explore new environments.

Gender Swapped Fairy Tales – review

With Gender Swapped Fairy Tales, Karrie Fransman and Jonathan Plackett give an ingenious update to these familiar stories. Their aim for children “to grow up in a world where little girls can be powerful and where little boys can express their vulnerability without anger.”

One of a Kind – review

‘One Of A Kind’, a picture book by Neil Packer is an excellent publication that allows you to stop, be still and take the time to think. Inside our protagonist is a youngster called Arvo, whose journey takes us from Linnaean nomenclature to the Dewey decimal system by way of aspects of time and space.

The Problem With Pierre – review

Living next to one another in a brick terrace, Alan and Bertram are friends and neighbours who have contrasting lifestyles. How will Pierre, Bertram’s new cat, react to his minimalist new home? Does Alan’s appear more cosy?

Longlist Announced for the 2021 Klaus Flugge Prize

The longlist for the 2021 Klaus Flugge Prize is announced today. Established in 2016, the Klaus Flugge Prize is awarded to the most promising and exciting newcomer to children’s picture book illustration. It honours Klaus Flugge, founder of publisher Andersen Press and an influential figure in picture books.

The Hello Atlas

Written by Ben Handicott Illustrated by Kenard Pak Published by Wide Eyed Editions ISBN: 9781847808493 Reviewed by Karl Andy Foster The cover is a gentle image of an atlas that wraps..

Fox & Goldfish – book review

Written and Illustrated by Nils Pieters Published by Book Island ISBN 978-0-9941282-1-8 Hardback released July 2016 Review by Allie Oldfield Bereavement is always a tough issue to tackle in children’s..

6 Fashions in Children’s Books

As part of Varoom‘s Fashion issue we look at changes in children’s books. We all have deep attachments to the illustrated stories and characters of our childhood, but the fact..