Sally Boulton

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Taylor Swift wants to know how kids "Shake It Off" | On Our Minds

You already know global superstar Taylor Swift is joining us on Ocotber 29th to talk to kids about her love of reading and writing (We. Cannot. …

Halloween can be a tricky time for children frightened by ghosts, ghouls and mummies. The Book Doctor prescribes a dose of wacky witches, cautious cats and tasty treats to calm a few nerves<p>Are there any stories about Halloween which celebrate something other than cackling witches, ghosts or spooky …

How to draw… a monster in underpants!

Halloween might be over, but a monster just isn’t scary without his undies. Ben Cort, illustrator of Monsters Love Underpants, is here to give you a brief guide…

Oliver Jeffers: How I made How to Catch a Star – in pictures

It’s the tenth anniversary of How to Catch a Star, the story of a boy who loves stars so much he decides to catch one of his own. Here author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers gives us a fascinating insight into how he made it<p>Fans of all ages should head to the Oliver Jeffers weekend at the South Bank …

Amid loss, Minn. author Nancy Carlson still makes children's books

In her newest children’s book, her 66th, Nancy Carlson writes and draws with humor about coping with humiliation.<p>It’s a feeling she’s come to know …

What are the best books on animals for children?

I have just read Michael Morpurgo’s The Butterfly Lion and Charlotte’s Web by EB White. What shall I read next?<p>Written almost 50 years apart and so reflecting very different times it is wonderful that you have enjoyed both Charlotte’s Web and The Butterfly Lion and want to use them as a stepping …

Mr. Men children's books reimagined for millennials

The <i>Mr. Men</i> and <i>Little Miss</i> children's book series, created by Roger Hargreaves, includes more than 90 illustrated stories about simple blob characters …

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I have a dyslexic child – what are the best books to get her reading?

My 11-year-old dyslexic daughter has loved reading Ruby Redfort books over the holidays – do you have any suggestions of other books that will keep her similarly gripped and actually enjoy reading?<p>The best news I can give you is that there is a new Ruby Redfort title coming very soon. Feel the Fear …

Henry Winkler: I didn't read a book myself until I was 31 years old

<b>What were your own school days like?</b><br>I was allergic to school. I was completely befuddled by school. I was trying so hard but I couldn't succeed. I took geometry for four years, the same course over and over again and I did not graduate with my senior class. I finally passed geometry after doing …

The Guardian children's books Big Draw competition 2014

Send in your pictures inspired by great artists and you could win a signed copy of Marion Deuchars' Draw Paint Print like the Great Artists and Faber-Castell art supplies – plus see your masterpiece in a gallery on our site!<p>See Marion Deuchars' Draw like the Great Artists gallery for …

Hat Monkey by Chris Haughton on the App Store

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.<p>Screenshots<p>Description<p>Hat Monkey is a small monkey with a hat who needs our help around …

RT @HugeJam: @GdnChildrensBks 'I want to be special like all the other animals.' 'Noooo', squawked Tony, 'you're already special.' http://t.co/yvlXbI3dRy

News

The Adventures of Captain Underpants (Captain Underpants #1)

• <b>Author:</b> Dav Pilkey<p>Meet Captain Underpants, a superhero with a true identity that is SO secret, even HE doesn't know who he is! Now with a full-color bonus chapter! George and Harold have created the greatest superhero in the history of their elementary school -- and now they've accidentally brought …

Dork Diaries 7

• <b>Author:</b> Rachel Renée Russell<p>Everyone’s been rooting for Nikki Maxwell and her crush, Brandon—and fans will finally learn if they had their first kiss in this seventh book of the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling Dork Diaries series!<p>Nikki’s juggling a lot this month. A reality TV crew is following Nikki and …

Expanding the Foreign Rights Market for Children’s Books

A new breed of independent foreign rights professionals specialized in children’s book rights sales have emerged.<p>Stephanie Barrouillet<p>By Stephanie …

A Modernist Master, for Kids

The classic illustrator of how-to-draw guides and picture books, Ed Emberley's works are preserved for the first time in a colorful new monograph.<p>Ed Emberley has mastered the art of instructing young people how to draw it. Emberley, the 83-year-old Caldecott Medal-winning writer and illustrator, …

Canadian Children's Literature Award winners announced

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre revealed the winners of the 2014 Canadian Children’s Literature Awards at a gala hosted by the CBC’s Shelagh …

Lemony Snicket interview

Daniel Handler is better known under his pen name Lemony Snicket. The author of the Unfortunate Series Of Events talked in 2012 about the book return of Lemony Snicket, which is now being made into a Netflix TV show<p>Daniel Handler is better known by his pen name Lemony Snicket. The 13-book runaway …

POW! A Visit to the Brooklyn Indie Children's Publisher

The story of powerHouse Arena, powerHouse Books, and its children’s imprint POW! unfolds beneath the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, in New York’s …

Books

Top 10 monkey books for children

First of all, although there is a big blue gorilla on the cover my latest book Mighty Mo, it’s is actually all about a little raccoon! I haven’t read 10 raccoon books, but I do have lots of favourite monkey stories, so I am very pleased to be able to present my top 10. I hope nobody minds that I …

How to draw… blue kangaroo

Lily helps you draw the very beautiful and sweet Blue Kangaroo, with a smidgeon of help from Emma Chichester Clark – and Blue Kangaroo himself. So gather your art stuff together: you’ll need paper, two pencils, one blue and one black and some blue paint<p>Fans of Blue Kangaroo simply must see Emma’s …