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.
Author Alyssa Brugman talks about her new novel Alex As Well, exploring issues of gender identity in YA novels and tips for aspiring authors
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
Rebecca Davies speaks to the poet James Carter
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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