A photograph of Elle McNicoll holding an award and her book, A Kind of Spark. It features a female protagonist with neurodiversity.

Ten Questions with Elle McNicoll

What better way to educate your child on neurodiversity than with the work of a best-selling and award-winning novelist? A while ago, we talked to Elle McNicoll about her brilliant debut, A Kind of Spark. Growing up, Elle felt there weren’t stories with neurodiverse girls..  Consequently, she wrote them – and as champions of diversity,…Read story

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A photograph of author Megan Rix holding her book Lixzzy & Lucky. A dog is with her.

Ten Questions with Megan Rix

At Little Box of Books, we are passionate about stories that do not pigeon-hole diverse characters with a single-issue narrative. Lizzie & Lucky: The Mystery of the Stolen Treasure, features deaf characters. It is also packed with tales of pirates, the theatre, colourful hair. And dogs. Most definitely dogs.  The author has hearing loss, and…Read story

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A photograph of author Trish Cooke.

Ten Questions with Trish Cooke

DROP EVERYTHING!!! We interviewed the book legend that is Trish Cooke! Trish Cooke’s heart-warming book celebrates family. The baby realises that all his family members want a squeeze because they all love him so much. Helen Oxenbury (We’re Going on a Bear Hunt) gives delightful illustrations to this rhythmic text. We chatted to Trish Cooke….Read story

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A photograph of Samantha Baines, author of The Night the Moon Went Out, a story with a deaf protagonist.

Ten Questions with Samantha Baines

This week we have interviewed the multi-talented Samantha Baines. She is an actress, comedian, broadcaster…and an author of brilliant children’s books featuring a deaf protagonist. Her latest book, The Night the Moon Went Out, is in January’s 4-7 book box. If you’d like to know more about what is in our January book boxes, head…Read story

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A photograph of author Jen Carney holding the Secret Diary of B.U.G: a children's book featuring two mums.

Ten Questions with Jen Carney

The Accidental Diary of B.U.G is a must-read. The children’s book explodes with fantastic quirky doodles; an enthusiastic, chatty narrator; and a very strong sense of self.  Jen Carney markets the book as being perfect for reluctant readers. Page One has a ‘Should You Read This Book Decision Maker’ flow-chart: by the end, your child…Read story

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A photograph of illustrator Katie Cottle holding Omar, the Bees, and Me

Ten Questions with Katie Cottle

Would you like to raise an environmentally conscious child? It is more important than ever that children understand how important sustainability is for the future of our planet. Written by Helen Mortimer and illustrated by Katie Cottle, we present Omar, the Bees and Me. This heartfelt story manages to do quite a few things at…Read story

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A photograph of Atinuke, an author who wrote a book celebrating African identity.

Ten Questions with Atinuke

Atinuke writes books about life in a West African country through the eyes of Anna Hibiscus. Being born south-west Nigeria herself, Atinuke’s heartfelt portrayal of this region is true to her own experiences. Atinuke’s story-telling is rich and colourful. Her books are a great remedy for misconceptions about ‘African life’.  Why did you start writing/illustrating…Read story

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A photograph of Carrie Finsion, author of Don't Hug Doug. A book about consent and respecting boundaries.

Ten Questions with Carrie Finison

Today, we hear from Carrie Finison, author of Don’t Hug Doug. A children’s book all about consent and respecting boundaries: a  really important topic to introduce in the early years. 1. Why did you start writing books for children?  Looking back, most of my jobs have involved books, writing, or storytelling in some way. As…Read story

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