I’ve not really felt like writing much recently. It’s not that I’m not inspired, there have been loads of inspiring posts and events, it’s just that I can’t work up motivation to write because it won’t be as good as I want it to be!
But I’d like to share some posts I’ve read recently that I’ve enjoyed or have inspired me (or both!) from some of my favourite bloggers, and from some that are new to me.
CJ from A Mummy’s View shared some important information about Meningitis and the signs to look out for in Meningitis: Keep Watching. This is a cause close to my heart, knowing how lucky we were when DG was a baby.
Carmen from Rhino Reads has been investigating female animal characters in children’s books, and finding… well, not very many. She followed this up on a musing of the effect of a lack of female animal characters on children, and (best of all) an update on how bringing this subject to the attention of authors and illustrators had already caused some changes to gender stereotyping. Fantastic work from a fantastic blogger.
ReadItDaddy‘s blog is always jam-packed with picture book reviews and themed musings every week but the post I’m choosing is something that I haven’t promoted as much as I meant to! There’s only 5 days left to enter the Festival of Children’s Literature logo competition, all the details in this post.
Another promotion I’m a bit late for is The Little Rebel’s Children’s Book Award that was held yesterday, but the post from Story Seekers UK is still worth a read to find out about this brilliant new award.
Jax from Making It Up brings up an important issue of how our children may not realise how much we really do unless we explain it.
And finally… Did You Ever Stop To Think? shares some of her book nerdiness and Kay from Brink of Bedlam shows us how a sponsored post can still be great fun to read
If any of these blogs are new to you, I thoroughly recommend them all. I hope you enjoy their posts as much as I do!