A Summer Evening colouring sheet for kids

In June, Faber will publish our latest picture book, Summer Evening, Walter de la Mare’s glorious celebration of a balmy summer’s evening in the countryside, with stunning illustrations from Carolina Rabei. Children will love getting creative with this exclusive colouring sheet we’ve made to accompany the book. Download it for free by clicking this link: Summer Evening…

Why Do Children Love Facts?

‘The world we live in is so rich with scientific truths, so full of incredible facts that seem much stranger than fiction, I find it odd that our children’s bookshelves don’t reflect this.’ Children love facts – but why? Gemma Elwin Harris, editor of Does My Goldfish Know Who I Am?, tells us what children…

James Reeves and his Collected Poems for Children

Brian Alderson, compiler of Edward Ardizzone: A Bibliographic Commentary, here pays tribute to James Reeves, whose book of children’s poems is embellished with Ardizzone’s illustrations. Brian Alderson writes … It is a melancholy fact that, in the thirty years since his death, James Reeves has become an almost forgotten figure. ‘I am a fanatic for…