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How to cure writer's block

Okay, so this is an entirely subjective exploration of my own experiences with writer’s block. Whilst the five thoughts below are formed exclusively from my personal challenges navigating...

How bad is screen time, really?

Screens are everywhere. But how bad are they, really? Too much screen time can cause significant harm to children. Read on to discover the harmful effects of screen...

How to talk to your children about death

How do you explain death to children? How should you answer your children's questions about death? Learn more about how to best explain this sensitive topic in a...

How to create a winning children's book plot

Creating a plot for your children's picture story book may sound easy, but it can be more complex than you think. Here is a comprehensive guide on how...

Creating a magical world through illustration

She’s the creator of the most enchanting undersea environment you’ll ever see, and she's as intriguing as she is talented. When Lily Uivel’s portfolio landed in our inbox, we...

How to birth a baby and a children's book, all in the same year!

Getting published as a first-time author is challenging enough. But how about getting published as a first-time author, and in the same year, having your first baby?

How to make a living as a children's book illustrator

We've written a lot about making a living as an author. But what about making a living as an illustrator? Read on, then, and learn about prolific children's...

How to teach children wisdom - with Maggie White

Who better to teach wisdom than a beautiful 85 y/o great grandmother, who's also a prolific reader of children's books!

Launching your career as a children's book illustrator

Ethicool co-founder, Teigan Margetts sits down with the company's newest children's book illustrator, the wildly cool, Madison Pollard!

Five things kids can do about climate change

You’ve probably heard about climate change and you’re no doubt worried for the future of our planet. You’ve also probably heard that to make real change, you might...