Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Word Book Night - Just Do It Anyway


April 23rd, Shakespeare's birthday and death day, Cervantes death day  is the night of giving away books. Book-giving is a very good idea as I strongly suspect most of us readers of Words & Pictures have far too many but mostly because reading is a very good idea.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Ten-Minute Blog Break - 22nd April

Hello Scoobies, I hope Easter brought you lots of chocolate/non-fattening alternatives. My thanks go to Nicky Schmidt for holding the fort last week, though my being away was (of course) all part of a secret plan to feature on the Blog Break myself!

Monday, 21 April 2014

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Easter Sunday Revelations and Round-Ups

Isn't it wonderful to have the lovely Beverley Birch smiling on the front of our blogzine, beamed across from Notes From the Slush Pile? Notes... is our Guest Blog. If you're part of the SCBWI Blog Network and your posts are often of especial interest to published authors or illustrators (we label these PULSE) please do get in touch.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Balu's Basket is out now!

It's always lovely when a W&P team member has a success. Here's Chitra, our writing competitions editor who does a wonderful job organising The Slush Pile Challenge with her new bi-lingual picture book.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Children's Books and Medieval IIlumination

As an illustrator and medieval historian (or so my university degree claims) I love all things pictorial and historic. So what better way to make my debut as an SCBWI illustration feature writer than to talk bout the brilliance of medieval illuminated manuscripts. From new contributor Heather Chapman

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Events: What’s not to love?

A big Words & Pictures welcome to our new ARA, Stephanie McGregor! Steph has a special responsibility to oversee our events all over the British Isles - no mean feat. Here she is to introduce a new monthly feature posting on Thursdays which will highlight events coming up across the country in the following month.
Over to Steph…