Spook-tacular suggestions for Halloween. Enjoy!
With Halloween fast approaching it's a great time to get in some picture books on a great theme - spooks, witches, monsters and ... dark, dark forests.
Have some fun as you browse through our selection of both picture books & novels - from the scary to the just pure fun ... because not all little ones enjoy being frightened.
A Virtual Cup of Tea with Tania McCartney, author and illustrator of Australia Illustrated. Tania McCartney has been writing picture book for many years, however this is the first book she has written AND illustrated.
Intrigued by how this came about? Fancy a sneak peek at how a picture book comes together? Me too...
My Book Corner is absolutely delighted to welcome author Annalie "A. J." Grainger (Captive), as part of the YA Shot Blog tour 2016. She shares her Top Tips for Researching a Novel, plus a brilliant insight to her next novel - In Your Light.
YA Shot is an author-run, author-led Young Adult and Middle Grade festival that raises the money and resources to run a year-long programme. In addition, during 2016 a festival will take place on Saturday 22nd October 2016, with around 70 authors - full details can be found here.
** Check out our Twitter feed, for your chance to WIN a Hilda figure AND a copy of Hilda and The Stone Forest. **
Now this IS exciting. Luke Pearson, creator of the fabulous Hilda series, is stepping in to My Book Corner whilst his the fifth instalment in the Hidlefolk series, Hilda and The Stone Forest, leaps on to bookshelves.
In this interview Luke shares some great tips for budding comic creators...
Laurel Remington's The Secret Cooking Club hits the shelves this week. Winner of the Times/Chicken House Childrens' Fiction Competition 2015, Remington's novel features 12 year-old Scarlet. Poor Scarlet is the main subject of her mum's popular blog, something she's not too happy about. So, when she finds a deserted kitchen ... things start looking up.
To celebrate the release of The Secret Cooking Club Laurel has popped in to My Book Corner to tell us about the inspiration behind her debut novel.
A warm welcome to lovely debut author Jo Franklin on My Book Corner today. Her middle grade novel - Help! I'm An Alien - had our reviewer giggling ... plus, there are two more books in the series yet to come.
Thanks for answering our questions Jo.
Michelle Robinson is the picture book author of A Beginner's Guide to Bear Spotting, Chicken Nugget and the much anticipated Goodnight Spaceman (launched from space by Tim Peake!) ... and that's just for the beginning of 2016.
Absolutely delighted to welcome Michelle to answer My Book Corner's questions ...