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What does it really feel like to have depression?

by Teigan Margetts on

What does it really feel like to have depression? We chat in detail with Riley M. Rodgers, the author of a beautiful new children's book on depression.

And we have a winner! Meet Elizabeth Pulsford, the author of But Why?

by Stuart French on

Drumroll please ... we have a winner! Meet the author who won our Bee Ethicool Author Competition, Elizabeth Pulsford, with her beautiful story But Why?

The Bee Ethicool Author Competition Shortlist

by Stuart French on

Meet the four incredibly talented authors who are vying to join our team in our inaugural Bee Ethcool Author Competition. Don't forget to cast your vote!

Authors, take note. Here's what we've learnt from the Bee Ethicool Author Competition

by Leanne Lim on

The deadline has come and gone on our Bee Ethicool Author Competition. Here's what we've learnt from reviewing over 2000 manuscripts.

How to write AND illustrate a truly inspiring children's book

by Teigan Margetts on

Ever heard of Maurice Sendak?!? Of course you have, because he's the most famous children's author of all time (and honestly, who doesn't love Where the Wild Things Are?). But...

Are we losing sight of the importance of early literacy?

by Teigan Margetts on

Millennial parents, hello, hi, hey?!? We think you're forgetting something important. Very important. Read this right now.

Not "Just an Illustrator"...

by Teigan Margetts on

Some absolutely wonderful words with Francisco Fonseca, the man behind many of Ethicool's magical illustrations. 

How to create a children's book character everyone loves

by Stuart French on

After the formidable Mother Nature in Stu French's Remembering Mother Nature, we didn't think we could ever create a more lovable character. But then, Sharna Carter came along and did...

How to support your child through grief

by Teigan Margetts on

Losing a loved one is one of the most challenging events that can happen to a child. Here's how to support a child through their grief, including what...

Why we're donating $100,000 worth of children's books

by Teigan Margetts on

Ethicool is looking for a charity partner to donate $100,000 worth of books. Here's why we think this donation is so important.