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

Happy Book Birthday to Swashbuckle Lil, The Secret Pirate by Elli Woollard! A review by Emma Pass

  Lil has a secret. It’s the reason she tries to catch cod in the school pond; the reason she has a talking parrot hidden in her school bag; the … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

Show Not Tell by Elli Woollard

I started this post by writing a long article about how picture book authors need to use words sparingly, and let the pictures do a lot of the talking. About … Continue reading

April 29, 2016 · 2 Comments

Book Birthday Interview: Elli Woollard Interviews Emma Carroll about THE SNOW SISTER

It really did feel like Christmas had come early when I sat down to read The Snow Sister in September. Not only because Emma Carroll’s new book is a wonderful … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Book Birthday Interview: Elli Woollard Interviews Clara Vulliamy about DIXIE O’DAY AND THE HAUNTED HOUSE!

The Dixie O’Day books by Shirley Hughes and Clara Vulliamy are always such a delight, and Dixie O’Day and the Haunted House is no exception. The fourth book in the … Continue reading

September 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

An Ode to Pyjamas by Elli Woollard

My job is quite jammy (quite jim-jammy jammy); I don’t have to shop for posh dresses. I don’t need to care if I’ve not brushed my hair, Or my clothes … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Happy book birthday to Woozy The Wizard: A Broom To Go Zoom! Author Elli Woollard chats to Pip Jones

Elli Woollard, poet extraordinaire (and weirdo possibly. No, no! Don’t judge me. That’s what SHE said, see below), today celebrates the publication of Woozy The Wizard: A Broom To Go Zoom. The book is the … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Work-Life Balance? Pah, what’s that? by Elli Woollard

Work-life balance? Pah, what’s that? In many ways the question of a work-life balance is a bit redundant when it comes to writing. Imagine for a minute that you’ve got … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · 1 Comment


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