A celebration of picture books, stories and illustration from the point of view of a teacher, who studied art and in a previous life worked as a graphic designer for many years.
You’ll find plenty of picture book recommendations for books that are interesting, innovative, unusual, beautifully illustrated with stunning typography. Books that have challenging content, tell a good tale or challenge tired stereotypes.
Magpie That will give you sneak previews of new releases, insights from the creators that make them, reviews of my favourite books from the magpie library, competition give aways and much, much more.
Testimonials from friends of Magpie That
James is clearly Kidlit Fan-King x10. With enthusiasm unleashed he delivers new, sometimes challenging, always delightful, books for us mortals to feast on. Long Live The Magpie King!
Connah Brecon, picture book writer/illustrator (Frank!, Running Press Kids)
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