What Happened to You? A cover reveal

This is me. A few years ago admittedly! I’m an agent for kids’ books – I edit & sell my authors’ stories, & had no plans to write one myself. But I’m also disabled & keenly aware of how few good books there are about disabled children. So eventually, I bit the bullet & wroteContinue reading “What Happened to You? A cover reveal”

Disability in kids books – a list by two disabled people in publishing

Introducing our 6 favourite kids’ books featuring disability, picked by actual disabled people working in children’s publishing. (Ahem. Us.) We’ll be posting a full review of each of these books weekly here and on instagram – watch this space. Own voices books are marked * El Deafo * Mama Zooms This Beach Is Loud! *Continue reading “Disability in kids books – a list by two disabled people in publishing”

Just (Don’t) Ask!

Just Ask! But don’t. Please. Speaking as disabled people in children’s publishing – this book means well but is wrong. Luckily @readwithriver started #LibrarianFightClub on Instagram… The idea “it’s always best to ask” when it comes to disability is not new – its the norm. We hear it a lot. Even as an adult, it’sContinue reading “Just (Don’t) Ask!”

James has written a book…

It’s a picturebook for little ones called What Happened to You? It’s illustrated by Karen George and it’ll be published by Faber in August this year. We’ll have more information up here in March, before the book heads off to the Bologna bookfair in search of foreign publishing partners. But for now, here’s Faber’s blurbContinue reading “James has written a book…”