Monthly Archives: September 2020

The Griffin Gate by Vashti Hardy illustrated by Natalie Smillie

Vashti Hardy’s first title for Barrington Stoke contains all the components required of the perfect adventure story for children. A brave if somewhat impetuous lead character, clues to solve, villains to defeat, a wise and loyal companion and a map. … Continue reading

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Last: the Story of a White Rhino by Nicola Davies

Inspired by the true story of Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino, this powerful picture book will inspire children to think about global conservation and how we can help preserve endangered animals. Award winning author Nicola Davies has written … Continue reading

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All Sorts by Pippa Goodhart and Emily Rand

A joyful picture book celebrating how differences enrich our world, this is a story told with a kindly understanding that will reassure and guide young children. ”It takes all sorts” my Mum used to say to me occasionally. She was … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – news from the world of children’s books

Hello and welcome to another look at the latest news from the world of children’s books. It’s been another busy week and no doubt I have missed out some delights but I have tried to give an overview of what’s … Continue reading

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The Little War Cat by Hiba Noor Khan illustrated by Laura Chamberlain

A beautiful story of kindness and hope in the midst of conflict The Little War Cat encourages empathy and understanding and celebrates how each small act of care can make a big difference. A picture book full of compassion. We … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – news from the world of children’s books

Hello and welcome to another weekly look at what has been happening in the world of children’s books. I hope that everyone is coping with the never ending barrage of concerning news and that some of the articles and links … Continue reading

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Amazing Women of the Middle East by Wafa’ Tarnowska – an interview with the author

This is a fascinating book. Fascinating, important and inspiring, this collection of ‘amazing women’ fully deserves a place in every school. This beautifully presented book, fully illustrated throughout, is original in both concept and style. Readers are able to learn … Continue reading

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Winner of the Klaus Flugge Prize 2020 Announced

On the evening of 16th September the announcement was made that Eva Eland has won the 2020 Klaus Flugge Prize for the most exciting and promising newcomer to children’s picture book illustration. She won for her book When Sadness Comes … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – news from the world of children’s books

Hello and welcome to another look at some of the latest news from the world of children’s books. It has been another busy week with awards, comment, resources and ideas linked to children’s literature circulating online. What I’m reading… I … Continue reading

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Anisha Accidental Detective: School’s Cancelled! by Serena Patel illustrated by Emma McCann

The second in this series sees science loving Anisha hoping to represent her school in the forthcoming science fair. However all does not go as planned and Anisha soon finds that her detective skills will be required to sort out … Continue reading

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