BLOG BREAK Well-Behaved Ducks Seldom Make History

Nick Cross presents his fortnightly selection of must-read blogs.

It's hard to ignore World Book Week, especially when you're a visiting writer! While I was going to work each day as normal, they were travelling all over the place. Here's Candy Gourlay to tell us about her adventures promoting Bone Talk, and also Clare Helen Welsh taking a very rude duck on tour with her.

Paula Harrison courts controversy with her World Book Week post, which is only to be encouraged! With celebrity authors dominating the sales charts, how can we widen the range of books being presented to children?

Arriving hot on the heels of World Book Day was International Women's Day, and Catherine Friess celebrates with this great round-up of inspiring children's books.

Sally Poyton has rediscovered her blog after almost a year away, and included a photo of me in her post - so of course I'm recommending it ;-) No, actually, her blog about why Writing is better with Friends is a tribute to the power of community to spark creativity.

Finally, I enjoyed this spot of time travel from Alex English, where she takes a look back at her creative work aged six, and finds new inspiration from it.


*Feature image: Blog Break logo by Nick Cross

Nick Cross is Words & Pictures' Blog Network Editor. An Undiscovered Voices winner, he both writes and illustrates for children, and was honours winner of the SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for fiction.

Nick also blogs for Notes from the Slushpile. His most recent blog post is Check Your Privilege Before Changing Lanes - A White Author Reflects on Diversity

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