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Picturebooks we read with Pie

These are just a few of the picture books that became firm favourites in our house when Pie was small. She’s 11 now and we still come back to these between novels. There are many, many more picture books that I love, but these are the ones that Pie loved best. They work on all levels: words and pictures, and genuinely accessible for children.


Reading List: Fiction for 7-11 yr olds

Our daughter is eleven now, so I thought I would compile a list of books for 7-11 year olds. These are the books that have become firm favourites in our house, the books we read again and again and buy for friends and family.


Tip Tips for Sketchbooking

I made a list of my Top Tips for Sketchbooking to tuck into the back of your sketchbook. There are ideas to help improve your location drawing, and tricks to beat perfectionism.

I started a hashtag for drawings of our daily walks on instagram, why not join in? #walktosee


32 Page Picture Book Layout

Are you planning to write and illustrate a picture book? One of the best ways to plan your book is to make a storyboard. This is a downloadable template which you can print out many times and scribble your story into shape.


Reading List: for people who would like to make picturebooks

... or for those who already do. I've made a list of books packed with advice on everything from finding your own voice, to getting published.


Reading List: Illustrated Christmas books

... that we have collected and enjoyed with our daughter over the years. Some old favourites, some exciting new discoveries.


Colouring sheets

Downloadable colouring sheets: How to Hide a Lion, Fleabag, The Night Iceberg and many more...