April Spotlight

Yes, it is slightly more than a month since my last *monthly* spotlight on post. But what can I say? I’m nothing if not predictable in my not sticking to my own timetable :)

Oliver Jeffers was born in Belfast, he now lives in Brooklyn, and he has won many many awards for his art and his books. He has written & illustrated a number of books, two in particular I love and adore. The first, Lost and found is the story of a boy, and penguin who may, or may not, be lost. It has been made into a short film[1] that is simply wonderful. The other book his that I love is The heart and the bottle.

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February spotlight

One of the nice things about working in a library & processing all those new books is that you come across titles you normally never would. For instance I don’t often check out the picture book section of book shops. Or at least, I didn’t before I started working in a library. Because once you’ve opened a few of them, and flicked through them, you really do come to love some of them. So I’m hoping to start a new monthly feature on this blog where I highlight an author or illustrator that I’ve come across and really liked.

And I’m starting with Emily Gravett

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