Tuesday, 19 August 2008

My Top Ten Picture Books

By special request here are my top ten picture books for children. Some I discovered as a family learning teacher and some were in my son's collection when he was younger. I have to admit, some of them are so well loved my son and I have kept them. The list features most of my favourite children's picture book authors, but there are many more. Look out for further features on picture books later.

So here they are, in no particular order:

  1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

  2. The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr

  3. Where's my Teddy by Jez Alborough

  4. Winnie the Witch by Korky Paul

  5. Q Pootle 5 by Nick Butterworth

  6. The Green Queen by Nick Sharratt

  7. Handa's Surprise by Eileen Browne

  8. The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear by Audrey and Don Wood

  9. Mrs Honey's Hat by Pam Adams

  10. Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Fairy Tales and Folklore

Fairy tales traditional stories and are a passion of mine, so I was delighted to discover a website which is dedicated to ...'fairy tales, folklore, and everything in between.' The link is http://www.les-bonnes-fees.com/ and the site is well worth a visit. The second issue of their free e-zine has just been published and contains poetry, stories, non-fiction and artwork of exceptional quality. The editors are looking for submissions of flash and longer length fiction up to 3000 words. Both new, modern tales as well as retellings of traditional tales are welcome. Also needed are poems, book and movie reviews and commentaries. Excellent guidelines are provided and payment is offered. See you in fairytale cyberspace!