Monday, 24 April 2017

Ask a Picture Book Editor


Picture books that make us laugh!

Whether it’s a giggle or a guffaw, a chuckle or a chortle, there’s no denying that everyone LOVES to laugh. But how can you help ensure that your funny texts are going to make your readers smile and become a firm favourite?

Here are some top tips to consider when writing a funny picture book.

Debut Diaries–One Year On: Sue Wallman

Afternoon Tea with Tizzie


Welcome to Debut Diaries–One Year On, where SCBWI-UK members share their highs (hopefully lots of these) and lows (hopefully less of these) of the post-publication year. 

This month, Tizzie welcomes Sue Wallman, author of YA psychological thrillers Lying about Last Summer and See How They Lie, to join her for Afternoon Tea. After a whirlwind post-debut year, it’s a chance for Sue to put her feet up, and share her insights over a cuppa and some carefully chosen sweet treats, which reflect the mood of the months following life after debut.


Sunday, 23 April 2017

FROM YOUR EDITORS The Crystal Kite Awards 2017

It’s Crystal Kite time, folks! Get reading and voting for your faves. Words & Pictures Co-editor, Claire Watts, explains what it’s all about and how you can vote. 

Friday, 21 April 2017

An Illustrated Mural for Petts Wood Library

Art collaborations can be inspired projects, especially when children are involved! Picture Book Illustrator Loretta Schauer worked with young creatives at Petts Wood Library to produce a dynamic new panel for the library walls.


Thursday, 20 April 2017

Self-Publishing Discussion with Debra Edwards and Camilla Chester Report

Marjorie Mallon writes about Debra Edwards' and Camilla Chester's route to self-publishing.
Photo Credit: Helen Moss
On Saturday 11th March, I attended my first SCBWI event: 'A Self-Publishing Discussion with Debra J Edwards and Camilla Chester' in Cambridge.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Sunday, 16 April 2017

FROM YOUR EDITORS Who are you writing for?



How do you feel about categorising children’s books by age and reading level? Words & Pictures Co-editor, Claire Watts, gives the question some thought.