An interview with Alastair Chisholm, author of science fiction adventure Orion Lost
Posted on Monday, September 7, 2020
The book we sent our Cockatoo subscribers in August is a cracking sci-fi adventure, starring a brilliant cast of characters and providing the perfect jumping off point for discussions about the role of AI in our lives. We asked author Alastair Chisholm about what inspired the book and which other sci fi books for kids he would recommend.
An interview with Matty Long, author of Super Happy Magic Forest and The Humongous Fungus
Posted on Friday, August 21, 2020
This month we sent our Parakeet subscribers the fantastic Super Happy Magic Forest and The Humongous Fungus by author and illustrator Matty Long. Super Happy Magic Forest started out as a series of picture books, which Matty has evolved into a companion series of highly illustrated chapter books for young readers – our favourite kind of fiction! Here Matty tells us what inspired the series and about his favourite childhood reads.
Guest post from Elle McNicoll, author of A Kind of Spark
Posted on Friday, July 31, 2020
A Kind of Spark is one of our books of the year so far - one of those books that should be read by kids and adults alike. It is inspired by author Elle McNicoll’s own experience of neurodiversity and her commitment to accurately representing neurodivergence in children’s books. In this guest post she tells us about her journey to publication and why diversity in children’s publishing matters.
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