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Keeping it all together

Whenever I’m really angry or upset about something, I think about how Roald Dahl translated all of his inner thoughts into the world’s most genius (and twisted) collections of short stories. 259 more words


Depression, Darkness, Sadness and Gloom

I know the title of this post isn’t cheery but thank you for sticking with it. I want to recommend Michael Rosen’s SAD BOOK to you. 287 more words


Welcoming a New Children's Laureate

Today marks the beginning of Chris Riddell’s two year role as Children’s Laureate. Stepping into Malorie Blackman’s formidable shoes

Accepting her position as Children’s Laureate in 2013, Malorie commented, “I think younger children have been incredibly well served by the laureates we’ve had, but maybe teenagers haven’t had as much as a look-in, so I’m looking forward to redressing the balance”. 1,151 more words

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May Challenge Completed!

Whew, 31 days later, and I’ve finally completed my first photo challenge. All photographs were edited only with Instagram, cropping to their prescribed square, and using a filter about half of the time, which was a challenge in itself. 558 more words


How to write like Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl is still the master of children’s fiction.

Reading The Witches as an adult is just as enjoyable as I remember it being as a kid. 590 more words


Q is for Quentin Blake

‘Quentin Blake’

Like most people, I imagine, I was introduced to Quentin Blake’s lively, stylised illustrations via the works of Roald Dahl. We had a massive Roald Dahl collection, and each of the gruesome and humorous stories was perfectly complemented by Blake’s artwork. 130 more words

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Special Delivery

Right off the bat, the illustrations in this picture book take me back to my childhood. Matthew Cordell’s work is reminiscent of Quentin Blake… 118 more words

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