Monstrous Tales of Missing Socks

If you have young children in the house, then socks are likely to play a far larger role in your life than before. Little Miss Chatterbox prefers to have only one sock on, leaving the other… Continue reading

Exploring Apps and Picture Books with Junoberry

Last year I started off an occasional feature of app developer interviews, visiting Canada and the Netherlands on the way. Today I’m not travelling quite so far – just a short hop up to Scotland… Continue reading

Focusing on Stories

I’ve been giving some thought recently to how I can balance my blogging time with time for writing picture books. I was very lucky in the summer to sign with Anne Clark as my literary agent, and so writing… Continue reading

Cybils 2013 – 5 Book Apps Worth Nominating

The nominations for the Cybils 2013 are now officially open! And as part of the Children’s & YA Bloggers’ Literary Awards, you can now nominate your favourite book app. Nominations are open until 15… Continue reading

Six Apps to make Learning Letters as easy as ABC

Looking for some fun ways to begin looking at letters with your toddler or pre-schooler? We have found several iPad apps brilliant for firstly introducing the alphabet and then supporting more formal learning, without the kids feeling bored… Continue reading

Welcome to the Cybils 2013

Got a favourite children’s book app? Now is the time to nominate it for a fantastic award! The Cybils were launched in the USA in 2006. They celebrate the work of children’s and Young Adult authors and… Continue reading

Lucy Ladybird

Poor Lucy Ladybird doesn’t belong – she has no spots! Join her as she journeys through the seasons, meeting other creatures and finding her very own spots along the way. This is a heartwarming story… Continue reading

Back to School, Back to Blogging

So autumn is definitely in the air, Mr Tall has settled back into school and Little Miss Chatterbox just started her second year at preschool today. Much as I miss having them around, I do really appreciate… Continue reading

I’m looking for an app about… starting school (updated for 2013)

Last year I wrote a round up of apps about going to school as part of a link up to the children’s book blog Playing By the Book . This year we have seen a… Continue reading

An App Activity Day with Peter Rabbit

It’s the summer holidays at last! Most days when the kids are off school, we can be spontaneous and see what happens, but to be honest sometimes we just need some proper plans to get… Continue reading