LH Johnson

LH reads, writes and researches children’s books. She's also a librarian, blogger, and makes pretty amazing chocolate brownies. Cake and books, what’s not to love?

5 Wonderful Literary Tourism Guidebooks

From mountains to forests, national parks to diagonal alleys, the UK has it all. Here's some of our favourite literary tourism guidebooks.

The Little Free Library and the Latvian Embassy

This is the story of the Latvian Embassy Little Free Library--the first little free library based at an embassy in the capitol.

Finding, Quoting, and Learning to Love Virginia Woolf

Sometimes it takes me a long while to read a big author, let alone collect quotes from them. Virginia Woolf was one of those authors. She isn't now.

The Importance of Zines

Ever wonder what's up with zines and why do people read them? Here are some thoughts on the subject of why they're important works.

When Writing In Books Is Okay

Introducing Seven Stories: The National Centre For Children’s Books

Find out all about Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children's Books in the United Kingdom.

Eva Ibbotson Got A Cover Glow Up

Eva Ibbotson has deserved brilliant covers for a very long time, and now, at last, she's got them.  Literary glow up achieved. 

Monochrome Your Life With These Black And White Book Posters

Living that monochromatic lifestyle? Here are some black and white book posters for your home decor plans.

An Anne Lister “Gentleman Jack” Reading List

Judith Kerr Has Died

Judith Kerr, one of the great legends of children's books has passed away, and I want to tell you about her.

Nine Children’s Book Pins To Pick Up Now

Classic Children’s Books As Comics (And Why This Is A Good Thing)

Books That Look Like Avengers, Assemble!

The Problem of the So-Called Forgotten Woman and Patriarchal Histories

In considering the problem of the forgotten woman label in historical books about women leaders of the past, a reader calls for women to be remembered.

4 Dressmaking Books For Every Body

I wanted dressmaking books that would help me learn how to cut a sleeve that didn't look like I'd closed my eyes and hoped for the best...