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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 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

Children’s Book Blog: Ask the author – Anne Plichota and Cendrine Wolf on Oksa Pollock, Arts

Children’s Book Blog: Ask the author – Anne Plichota and Cendrine Wolf on Oksa Pollock

Hailed by the publishing cognoscenti as ‘the French Harry Potter’, the six books in the Oksa Pollock series have gained millions of teenage fans worldwide. But the books would never have made it into print were it not for the determination of co-authors Anne Plichota and Cendrine Wolf, who self-published the first Oksa installment in 2007.

By | Arts, Notebook | Monday, 24 March 2014 at 12:00 am

Children’s Book Blog: : A good book is a good book – whether you’re a girl or a boy, Arts

Children’s Book Blog: : A good book is a good book – whether you’re a girl or a boy

Given the energetic response to Katy Guest’s recent announcement that neither the Indy on Sunday nor this blog will be reviewing gender-specific children’s books in future, I thought it was high time I weighed in on the debate.

By | Arts | Tuesday, 18 March 2014 at 5:54 pm

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