We were very excited at #PictureBookClub to be asked to take part in the blog tour for the books shortlisted for the Federation of Children’s Book Groups Children’s Book Award! This is the only book award to be voted for solely by the readers; children themselves. You can view the shortlisted books in each category and register to vote here.
And then we were doubly excited to get the chance to have an insiders look at The Secret of Black Rock by Joe Todd-Stanton from Flying Eye Books. This is a beautiful book and anyone who knows me will recognise that the environmental message at the heart of this story will be music to my ears (and eyes)!
Joe was kind enough to share some of his sources of inspiration and preparatory work for Black Rock.