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Rebecca Davies is a journalist and author. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and a writing mentor at the Ministry of Stories. 'She is currently writing a young adult novel set in Hackney and tweets as @RebeccaDavies__

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Children’s books for October: Meg and Mog, The Demon Dentist and The Whispering Skull, Arts

Children’s books for October: Meg and Mog, The Demon Dentist and The Whispering Skull

I couldn’t resist going for a Hallowe’en theme with this months’ children’s book recommendations. I’ve settled on these three by Helen Nicoll, David Walliams and Jonathan Stroud, but please feel free to make your own spooky children’s book suggestions in the comments below, or tweet me @RebeccaDavies__

PICTURE BOOK OF THE MONTH: Meg and Mog
Meg [...]

By | Arts | Thursday, 16 October 2014 at 5:08 pm

Children’s Book Blog – Ask the author: Leigh Bardugo, Arts

Children’s Book Blog – Ask the author: Leigh Bardugo

Following an outrageously indulgent two-month break, I am delighted to re-start the children’s book blog with this inspiring and candid interview with one of my favourite Young Adult authors, Leigh Bardugo.
Leigh is the author of the bestselling Grisha Trilogy – Shadow & Bone, Siege & Storm and Ruin & Rising – which reached its hotly-anticipated [...]

By | Arts | Friday, 3 October 2014 at 10:58 am

Children’s Book Blog – books for July: Eric, the Boy Who Lost His Gravity, The Moomins and Tape, Arts

Children’s Book Blog – books for July: Eric, the Boy Who Lost His Gravity, The Moomins and Tape

Once a month, Rebecca Davies picks out three of the best children’s books she’s read recently. Her recommendations for July are Eric, the Boy Who Lost His Gravity by Jenni Desmond, The Moomins by Tove Jansson and Tape by Steven Camden.

By | Arts | Monday, 14 July 2014 at 5:36 pm

Children’s Book Blog: Ask the author – Alyssa Brugman on Alex As Well, Arts

Children’s Book Blog: Ask the author – Alyssa Brugman on Alex As Well

Author Alyssa Brugman talks about her new novel Alex As Well, exploring issues of gender identity in YA novels and tips for aspiring authors

By | Arts | Thursday, 19 June 2014 at 12:00 am

Children’s Book Blog – books for June: Have You Seen My Dragon?, Jesper Jinx and We Were Liars, Arts

Children’s Book Blog – books for June: Have You Seen My Dragon?, Jesper Jinx and We Were Liars

Rebecca Davies recommendations for June are Have You Seen My Dragon by Steve Light, Jesper Jinx by Marko Kitti and We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

By | Arts | Monday, 2 June 2014 at 1:06 pm

Children’s book blog: Ask the poet – James Carter, Arts

Children’s book blog: Ask the poet – James Carter

Rebecca Davies speaks to the poet James Carter

By | Arts, Notebook | Thursday, 15 May 2014 at 12:00 am

Children’s book blog – book picks for May: The Dark by Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen, Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers and Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor, Arts

Children’s book blog – book picks for May: The Dark by Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen, Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers and Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

Three of the best children’s books from picture books to Young Adult novels, this month looking at re The Dark by Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen, Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers, and Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor

By | Arts | Friday, 2 May 2014 at 10:32 am

Children’s Book Blog: Ask the author – Matt Haig on Echo Boy, Arts

Children’s Book Blog: Ask the author – Matt Haig on Echo Boy

Matt Haig is best known for his critically-acclaimed adult bestsellers but Echo Boy marks his first foray into young adult literature, and his second into sci-fi.

By | Arts, Notebook | Friday, 25 April 2014 at 12:19 pm

Children’s Book Blog: Discovering stories in East London, Arts

Children’s Book Blog: Discovering stories in East London

Here’s a timely recommendation for any parents looking something fun (and sneakily educational) to do with the kids this Easter holidays: the ‘Discover’ Children’s Story Centre in Stratford, East London.

By | Arts, Notebook | Monday, 7 April 2014 at 12:00 am

Children’s Book Blog – books for April: The Day the Crayons Quit, The Unbelievable Top Secret Diary of Pig and Grasshopper Jungle, Arts

Children’s Book Blog – books for April: The Day the Crayons Quit, The Unbelievable Top Secret Diary of Pig and Grasshopper Jungle

At the start of each month, I pick out three of the best children’s book I’ve been reading recently, from picture books to Young Adult novels, old classics to new favourites. My recommendations for April are The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers, The Unbelievable Top Secret Diary of Pig by Emer Stamp and Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith.

By | Arts, Notebook | Tuesday, 1 April 2014 at 12:00 am

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