A taster of what is on offer in this issue...



Find out about the inspiration behind the madcap Oliver and the Seawigs when you read the interview with its creators Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve, wonder at the skills of author and illustrator Jane Ray or read Robert Ingpen's thoughtful insights into his illustration of some classic fiction.  These are just some of the interview highlights we have on offer in this edition.




Books Are My Bag has launched, competitions and films help to promote children's reading, new acquisitions get us excited and there are some special days coming up too.  Read all about these events and more in our Books Bites pages.