Help support Indie Kidlit! Behind the scenes with…Keith Allen

Ever wanted to publish a book? Well here’s your chance — sort of. Keith Allen is an artist, paper- engineer and pop-up virtuoso. He is launching a 30 day Kickstarter project today (6 September), that if successful ,will see the realisation of What a Mess! A Pop-Up Misadventure. It is an undeniably stunning book, with […]

Over the Ocean by Taro Gomi

I remember, at the end of a long day at the Jersey shore, as the sun set and the temperature turned, I stood on the beach with my toes in the water. I was just a child — maybe six or seven — but I had the thought that the water my toes touched was […]

Vegetables in Underwear by Jared Chapman

  This book does what is says on the tin. But these aren’t mushy peas — these vegetables are fresh — strutting their way across the page in their skivvies without a care in the world. If you are in the process of potty training a child (or have a husband predisposed to the enjoyment of […]

A World of Your Own by Laura Carlin

Now seems to be a time when a lot of people are thinking about the kind of world they would like to live in. Many people who would normally keep themselves to themselves have felt utterly compelled to stand up and say,  “Black lives matter” or “Never Trump” or even (in rather larger numbers than, […]

The Little Gardener by Emily Hughes

The little gardener works tirelessly. He devotes his life to the care of the garden he lives in, and creatures he lives with. His garden is failing, though, and they are all at risk of being left homeless and without any food to eat. His one beacon of hope is a glorious flower which stands […]

Leo: a ghost story by Mac Barnett and Christian Robinson

Leo is the kind of ghost I like. He loves to read and draw and makes mint tea and honey toast. He’s a sensitive soul, mindful of the feelings of those around him. Most people can’t see Leo; Jane can. Jane is the best kind of girl. She’s got a brilliant imagination, is oblivious to […]

Behind the scenes with…Brooke Smart

I fell in love with Brooke Smart’s work the first time I saw her Bringing Up Baby series on Instagram (@brookesmartillustration). The 100-day series depicts the most beautiful, intimate moments between Brooke and her super-cute, three-year-old daughter. Brooke sent some sunshine our way in the form of her newest, summer-themed work from that series AND she […]

Josephine by Patricia Hruby Powell and Christian Robinson

“Still I’ll rise”. These words of Dr Angelou’s (notably spoken this past Sunday by Serena Williams after the world watched her win a 22nd (!) Grand Slam title) could not be a more fitting place to begin. Born into abject poverty in an America deeply divided along racial lines “where white folk threatened colored folk, where whites […]

The Fox and the Star by Coralie Bickford-Smith

Sometimes we have to choose to pick ourselves up, go out into the world, and be. Yes, it will be hard. But in the end, that decision, in the face of loss or sadness or defeat,  plays a large part in defining who we are. “Look up beyond your ears,” a world of beauty and […]