It is great that our website is becoming more popular for submitting entries. It is a much better way to send in the stories and poems as we do not have to scan or retype your entries. One problem, however, is the ‘Entry Form’. Please check that all your details are completed correctly on this form before you send your entry in. You must fi ll in all areas so your details are complete.
In this edition we have a section called Focus on Independent Children’s Publishers featuring Ford Street Publishing. The article contains independent reviews of some of their books.
I have read several of these books and they are terrific. I am very fond of the Quentaris Series. If you like magic and mystical creatures then you will thoroughly enjoy these books. I have just finished reading Quentaris Princess of Shadows and was not disappointed.
The Ice Cream Man was a surprise as I thought it was going to be funny, but it was a lot more adventurous and entertaining than that. This book is definitely more for the teenager. Read the review for more info.
Another article is by the very talented illustrator and author Elise Hurst describing the illustration technique of cross-hatching. Try out her techniques next time you send an entry in and we will put it with the entry.
Don’t forget you can enter on-line. Keep on writing (typing)!