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Musings from Emily and Sarah on books, reading and family-friendly activities

Author Emily Snape holding a guinea pig plus cover of Fergus the Furball

This month we sent our Parakeet subscribers the laugh-out-loud story of Daniel and his brother Fergus – who he accidentally turns into a guinea pig! We were thrilled to hear from author and illustrator Emily Snape about why she loves writing for children and how her own two sons inspired the book.


An interview with Shoo Rayner, author of Walker

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2020

Screengrab of Shoo Rayner video interview

When Walker by Shoo Rayner landed on our desks a few months ago, there was no way we couldn’t choose it for our April boxes! This month our Parakeet subscribers have been getting to know the extensive cast of brilliant pooches in Shoo’s book. He kindly agreed to answer a few questions for us and, even better, recorded his answers in this video.


An interview with Piers Torday

Posted on Sunday, April 19, 2020

The Last Wild cover and photo of Piers Torday

One of the highlights of our lockdown is listening to the wonderful Piers Torday reading The Last Wild on Instagram every afternoon. What a treat! If you haven’t been listening along (and haven’t already read the book), we would highly recommend getting hold of a copy – it’s a Parrot Street favourite! In between readings, Piers kindly agreed to answer a few questions for us.