BLOG BREAK Beards and Baked Beans

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

Catherine Friess regularly offers some excellent themed lists of children's books on her Story Snug site, and I found it impossible to choose between two of her recent posts. So here are both! Enjoy Books about Books and Reading to celebrate World Book Day, and an inspiring selection of titles to mark International Women's Day.

Is being a children's author fun, tiring or cool? Well, maybe all three, as Natascha Biebow discovers in her Picture Book Den post.

I enjoyed Layn Marlow's conversation with her picture book collaborator Charlie Farley over at Madge Eekal Reviews. Who knew that being left or right-handed could be so important for book events?

Jennifer Moore has some advice on How to Survive an Author Library Event involving, amongst other things, fake beards and baked beans!

Finally, I'd like to point out that I'm not including Sally Poyton's latest blog post just because it mentions me and the Blog Break by name. Oh no. Flattery aside, I enjoyed Sally's review of the nine year history of her blog, and the revelation that she writes many more blogs than she actually posts!


*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.

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