For December I’ve decided to turn the children’s book blog into a sort of literary advent calendar. Every day of the month I’ll be posting a short recommendation of a wintry or Christmassy children’s book to warm your cockles or, in some cases, chill the blood. There’ll be something for readers of all ages, from picture books all the way up to YA. My choice for December 22nd is Francesca Simon’s ‘Horrid Henry’s Christmas Cracker’.
I’ve just got back from a wonderful three days event hopping at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Now in its 30th year, the festival is almost (but not quite!) as old as me. But despite its agedness, it still knows how to keep its younger visitors entertained, with a jam-packed timetable of enticing things for children and teenagers to see and do.
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