It's the first of September, and that means the Autumn 2010 issue of Inis Magazine (published quarterly by the good people of Children's Books Ireland) is in the shops! I happen to think this is one of the best yet. The cover art is by the wonderful Kevin Waldron. (You will also find this on this year's poster and brochure for the Children's Book Festival 2010.) Inside, the first article you are greeted with is Siobhan Parkinson's keynote address from the CBI conference in May. This address "Chasing White Rabbits: Literature as a Collaborative Artform" is something that should be read over and over again by anyone involved with children's literature, so that we don't forget why we do what we do and how important children's literature is to our children, and to ourselves. You'll also find a conversation with Anthony Browne and an amzing article on the picturebook illustrations of Elena Ordiozola by Valerie Coghlan, who has an amazing grasp on illustration and visual literacy ... and much, much more. I take absolute delight in each and every issue of Inis, and am also proud to contribute (reviews) in my own small way. Thanks to Mags, Tom, David, Patricia, Jenny...everyone at CBI. And absolutely stunning crew!!!