Pog: An interview with Pádraig Kenny

Pádraig Kenny is an Irish writer. His debut novel Tin was a science-fiction thriller about robots. His latest novel, Pog, is about grief, monsters and a furry little creature you’ll love! Here Pádraig talks to Sarah Farrell about his new atmospheric, moving and exciting new story… Cover illustration by Jane Newland and  Helen Crawford-White. Find…

A Life in Books: An interview with James Mayhew

The brilliantly talented author and illustrator James Mayhew talks to Ian Eagleton about art history, painting to classical music, working with Zeb Soanes and Jackie Morris, resilience and mental health and shares his top tips for developing reading for pleasure… I was first introduced to your work when I first began teaching through Katie and…

When Sadness Comes to Call: An interview with Eva Eland

Eva Eland is a Dutch author-illustrator living in Cambridge, UK. Her debut picture book When Sadness Comes to Call,  published by Andersen Press came out January 2019 and is translated in several languages. Without giving too much away, can you tell us a bit more about When Sadness Comes to Call? Sadness is personified as…

The Secret Starling: An interview with Judith Eagle

Judith Eagle completed an MA in Children’s Literature at Birkbeck University and now works as a school librarian. Here she talks about her new book, The Secret Starling… Without giving too much away, can you tell us a bit about your new book The Secret Starling? The Secret Starling begins in a gloomy manor house, in…

The Train to Impossible Places: An interview with P.G. Bell

P.G. Bell lives in Wales with his wife and two children and enjoys Greek mythology, ghost stories and Doctor Who. Here he talks about his fantasy adventure for children The Train to Impossible Places and what’s in store next for Suzy and her friends… Without giving too much away, can you tell us about The…

The Missing Bookshop: An interview with Katie Clapham

Milly loves going to story time at her local bookshop. Mrs Minty is an encyclopedia of books and knows the perfect story for every occasion … tales of mischievous children and faraway lands, magical beasts and daring adventures. But the bookshop is old and creaky, just like Mrs Minty herself. And then one day Milly…

The Dog who Saved the World: An interview with Ross Welford

Ross Welford is a children’s author, whose books include Time Travelling with a Hamster, What Not To Do If You Turn Invisible and The 1,000 Year Old Boy. Here he talks about his latest story, The Dog who Saved the World… Can you tell us a bit about your new book The Dog who Saved…

The Boy with the Butterfly Mind: An interview with Victoria Williamson

Victoria Williamson has been a teacher for many years. Her debut novel, The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle, beautifully tells the story of twelve year old Syrian refugee Reema and her friendship with Glaswegian school bully Caylin. Here she talks about her work and her new book, The Boy with the Butterfly Mind… I…

Mo, Lottie and the Junkers: An interview with Jennifer Killick

Jennifer Killick lives in London and is the author of the popular Alex Sparrow series. Here she talks about her new book, Mo, Lottie and the Junkers… Without giving too much away, what inspired you to write this story? I love to write stories inspired by the things and people I encounter every day, and…

The Clockwork Crow: An interview with Catherine Fisher

Catherine Fisher is an acclaimed poet and author. Her books include The Relic Master, Incarceron and Sapphique. Here she talks about her latest mysterious, snowy, gothic book The Clockwork Crow… Without giving too much away, can you tell us about your new book The Clockwork Crow? Its a mystery story about a girl who finds the…

D-Day Dog: An interview with Tom Palmer

Tom Palmer is the author of three Puffin football children’s series, Football Academy, Foul Play and The Squad and has written 14 books for Barrington Stoke.  Foul Play was short listed for the 2009 Blue Peter Book Award. Here he talks about his new book, D-Day Dog… Without giving too much away, can you tell us a bit about your new book D-Day Dog? It’s…