A celebration of illustrated books of all types, from the point of view of a teacher, who studied art and in a previous life worked as a graphic designer.
You’ll find plenty of recommendations for books that are illustrated, interesting, innovative and unusual. As well as books that have challenging content, tell a good tale or challenge tired stereotypes.
Mr. Magpie will give you sneak previews of new releases, insights from the creators that make them, reviews of his favourite books from the magpie library, competition give aways and much, much more.
Magpie That and Picture Books Blogger host a twitter chat with the hashtag #PBNatter. Check out the sidebar of the blog for the latest updates.
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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