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The Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010

A hilarious tale about a dog who loves books has won the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010 for children aged six and under. Dog Loves Books is written by Louise Yates, who was inspired by Quentin Blake as a child to become a children’s illustrator. She pipped the legendary illustrator to the prize for the…

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Author Interview: Rachel Bright

Rachel Bright is a writer, illustrator, printmaker and eternal optimist. Her picture book, My Sister is an Alien, is a charming and funny portrayal of a little boy getting to grips with the birth of his new sister. Little Parachutes asked Rachel about her work projects, sources of inspiration and how her family life has…

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The Joy of Books

When parents choose a book for their child, they are investing, consciously or unconsciously, in vital elements of their child’s development and sense of wellbeing. They are also sharing the huge pleasure of reading and recapturing something of their own childhood – so often shaped in no small way by favourite books too. “Particularly, when…