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Chitra Soundar and Frané Lessac have teamed up to produce the intriguing picture book, Pattan's Pumpkin, an exciting, vibrant story from India. Here Chitra gives us a great insight in to how the picture book came to be...
Chitra Soundar - Guest Post
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. ... AND we were a little inspired too - check out our baking attempts over on Twitter & Instagram #TheSecretCookingClub
Laurel Remington - Guest Post
Ever wanted to be a totally ineffective author? Ever wondered what makes a truly ineffective author, well, ineffective? Look no further, Caleb Krisp - highly effective author of Anyone But Ivy Pocket, and Somebody Stop Ivy Pocket, is here to answers your questions in this not to be missed post ... 
Five Habits of Highly Ineffective Authors by Caleb Krisp
To say an awful lot of time, energy, imagination and cups of coffee go into creating a new novel would be an understatement. But. When it's all done, dusted and appearing on book shelves ... as an author how do you go about choosing your favourite scenes? The ones you feel are the real stand outs. 
Guest Post: Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler
Huge welcome to YA novelist Nick Cook, who joins My Book Corner as part of the huge #UKYAExtravaganza tour. Nick has a passion for science and astronomy, often blogging about the latest mind-blowing discoveries made in quantum physics. He once even soloed a light aircraft, an experience he tapped into for Cloud Riders. Nick's intriguing guest post features on his decision, as a UK author, to set his novel in America and the challenges that presented ...
An English Author Abroad and into Parallel World
Who are the best & worst teachers in children's fiction? They do have a very real impact don't they?! Pamela Butchart, winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2015, has done it all - picture books, middle grade books. I'm absolutely delighted that she has popped in to My Book Corner to share her teacher picks ... her top five best AND worst of the fictional teachers are right here, what a treat!!
5 Best & 5 Worst Teachers in Children's Fiction : Pamela Butchart
You have a must-read book list right? What are the essential novels that you think everyone simply must read?  You know the ones ...
Phil Earle - Top Ten Books to Read before you turn 18
Jumping. Up. And. Down. With. Excitement. The one & only Mo Willems is here. Yes! Here! At My Book Corner.
Red House Children’s Book Award blog tour: Mo Willems
Have you downloaded books apps for your child(ren)? Do you know what to look for? I asked Dr Kristy Goodwin, from Every Chance to Learn, is a children’s technology & brain researcher and mum to pop into My Book Corner to share her expertise ...
Two Simple Tricks to Get the Most Out of Book Apps
Grab a warm cup of tea & enjoy this insightful peek into the creation of a picture book. Many picture books involve the collaboration between two very important people - the author and the illustrator. Wouldn't you just love to know how this works in reality? Tania McCartney and Tina Snerling have successfully collaborated on the energetic An Aussie Year, and have just realised their second picture book together ... Tottie & Dot.
The Creation of a Picture Book - a behind the scenes peek with Tottie & Dot
 
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