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It's a year since we did the last blog for the Federation of Children's Book Groups Children's Book Award. Coincidently, it is also a year since John Condon, the author of Mavericks Arts The Wondrous Dinosaurium, came to visit Picture Book Club just before his book was published. What a thrill then to find that [...]

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In February Picture Book Club made the first of what we hope will be a series of forays north of the border with a visit to Blackwells Bookshop in Edinburgh to meet author-illustrator Morag Hood. I went to the London launch of Morag's debut picture book Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea. It was my [...]

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As there was no physical #picturebookclub in November we're thrilled to be able to bring you a virtual interview instead. Georgina Atwell, the very busy and rather marvellous head honcho at book review website Toppsta, agreed to tell us about what she does to help spread the good news about children's books: "Four years ago [...]

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October was launch month for Danny and the Dream Dog. It was an absolutely fantastic month with lots of library events, bookshop signings and a fabulous joint launch with Clare Helen Welsh at Gower Street Waterstones and later at the Dog and Duck in Soho. Now it's onwards and upwards into November! You can find [...]

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On Tuesday 9th October we welcomed Candy Gourlay to Reading for our 19th Picture Book Club meeting. Candy is an active SCBWI member and really generous with her time in helping aspiring writers and illustrators to understand the sometimes seemingly impenetrable world of children's publishing. We were very excited to hear about her very own [...]

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