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We were so thrilled to welcome back Libby Hamilton and Paul Black from Andersen Press and especially excited to meet Joseph Coelho and Fiona Lumbers, the author-illustrator team behind Luna Loves Library Day. Breaking with tradition, I'm not going to tell you about the evening because, in a first for #picturebookclub, we broadcast Libby's fantastic [...]

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August saw Picture Book Club on holiday in sunny Devon. Although there is already a flourishing SW chapter of PBC, we decided to go even further South West and met in Exeter on 22nd August. Waterstones in Exeter could not have been more welcoming! As well as many lovely books and helpful, friendly booksellers, they [...]

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We were thrilled to welcome Lucy Rowland to Picture Book Club on 13th June 2017. This is Lucy's debut year as a picture book author and it was fascinating to hear the story of her journey to publishing success. Lucy doesn't come from the world of publishing or advertising (she's a speech and language therapist) [...]

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Welcome, Yuval, thanks so much for coming to Picture Book Club. We’d love to know how you got into picture books! I graduated from the Royal College of Art and worked in advertising but I always wanted to do picture books. I always wanted to do something that wasn’t for a product and wasn’t for [...]

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It has finally happened. For seven years my husband has been shut away in his study in the evenings. He has been working hard on the commute on the train each day, making fevered notes with little diagrams and arrows. There have been early-hours-of-the-morning excursions downstairs to the laptop when inspiration has struck. There has [...]

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