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A group of published UK-based authors and illustrators of picture books, children's and YA.

Favourite Holiday Reads by Bethany Straker

  Holidays these days come in the form of super baby-friendly, easy to get to conveniences that actually end up being far less convenient than staying at home. So I’m … Continue reading

July 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bethany Straker: Why Am I Scared of Everything? THE MOVIE!

Finding a balance between humour and the subject of anxiety on screen…   In 2015, ‘Why Am I Scared of Everything?’ was published; a humorous take on a fictional Regina’s … Continue reading

April 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bethany Straker: What I love about Illustrating

When I was a child, my favourite part of the day was after dinner, when horrible school was forgotten, and I could run up to my room and start drawing. … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

Book Birthday: Boo’s Beard by Rose Mannering and Bethany Straker

  Having worked with Rose Mannering before on The Spotty Dotty Daffodil; her beautiful story about individuality, I collaborated with her again on a new angle concerning feeling ‘different’ to … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bethany Straker – How I draw an Evolving Character: Zombie Cat

Zombie Cat: The Tale of A Decomposing Kitty was published in 2012. It was my first book, and I’ve enjoyed looking back on it this week to talk about how … Continue reading

July 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bethany Straker: The Different Approaches in Writing for Adults and for Children to Mark the Release of WHY AM I SCARED OF EVERYTHING?

To celebrate the release of ‘Why Am I Scared of Everything?’ I talk about the different approaches in tackling adult and children’s books and why I’ve tried both. The last … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Happy Book Birthday to The Funny Bunny Fly by Bethany Straker

Something doesn’t smell right at Mr. Abel Throppe’s bakery. Eighteen customers are sick, and they’re blaming it on his pie! What could have caused this awful epidemic? It seems a … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Happy Book Birthday to Ruby Moo’s Deep Sea Adventure by Isabel Atherton and Bethany Straker

Bethany Straker: Isabel Atherton’s ‘Ruby Moo’s Deep Sea Adventure’ is a new children’s book hitting the US shelves in September. It’s a quirky, imaginative and fun book that the author … Continue reading

September 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

Book Birthday Interview: Stella and Steve Travel Through Space! by James Duffett-Smith and Bethany Straker

Bethany Straker: Today I’m talking space travel and home comforts with the author of the educational and exciting ‘Stella and Steve Travel Through Space!’, which I very much enjoyed illustrating. … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

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