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Oxford Children’s Book Group Conference: Story Sacks, Series, and Cinderella

If the Oxford Children's Book Group are going to be so kind as to hold a conference 20 minutes' walk from my house, all about stuff I love, it would be churlish not to pootle along. Even if I am a week away from deadline and my flat looks like someone has attacked it with… Continue reading Oxford Children’s Book Group Conference: Story Sacks, Series, and Cinderella

blog, books, lgbt, other writers

Come out and play? LGBT inclusion in children’s media

What better way to spend Pea's Book of Birthdays' publication day last week than sitting in sunny Sheffield with clever thoughtful folk, talking about how much our telly and books really include everyone? The Children's Media Conference is my kind of conference, ie they give you a bag at the start with Phineas & Ferb stickers… Continue reading Come out and play? LGBT inclusion in children’s media

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Pink covers, boy books – and toast

A friend of mine wrote to Sainsbury's this week, asking them why her daughter's Gruffalo wellies had a 'boys' label on the inside. Gruffalo wellies. I've read some brilliant blogs this week about the perennial 'pink/blue books' issue. Kate from Nosy Crow on the publishing bottom line (princesses on the outside, fiesty ninjas on the inside). Louie… Continue reading Pink covers, boy books – and toast