Monthly Archives: March 2021

Featherlight by Peter Bunzl illustrated by Anneli Bray.

Inspired by real life lighthouse heroines Grace Darling and Ida Lewis, Featherlight combines family, myth and courage in a tender story of hope. ‘I am the lighthouse keeper’s daughter, And I keep the lighthouse by the water. Keep the oil … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Hello and welcome to this week’s round up of the latest news from the world of children’s books. The number of fantastic books being published at present is a cause for celebration and I try to include some of them … Continue reading

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A Street Dog Named Pup by Gill Lewis

A Street Dog Named Pup is a profoundly moving, compelling and powerful read that will break the hardest of hearts yet is so full of love and loyalty that it restores your faith in the importance of the bond of … Continue reading

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New Children’s Books from Barrington Stoke

My admiration for Barrington Stoke as a publisher who believe that every child can be a reader grows year on year. Already in 2021, despite the issues facing the world of children’s publishing including book shops being closed for much … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Hello and welcome to this week’s catch up with what has been happening in the world of children’s books. The highlight for many I’m sure has been the announcement of the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Award shortlists and full details … Continue reading

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The Dog That Saved the World (Cup) by Phil Earle illustrated by Elisa Paganelli

Everyone has stories to tell, we are surrounded by stories of all kinds and we pass on stories over time to others. Phil Earle’s story of a girl, a dog, football and family is one that is full of love … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Hello and welcome to this week’s round up of news from the world of children’s books. I hope that it has gone well for all of those of you who were back in school this week. What I’m reading… At … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Hello and welcome to this look back at some of the latest news from the world of children’s books. This week has been dominated by the World Book Day celebrations and the ways in which schools and libraries have adapted … Continue reading

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Circus Maximus: Race to the Death by Annelise Gray

Circus Maximus: Race to the Death is an epic adventure with a personal story at its heart and is a book that both excites and engages the reader from the opening page. Hugely enjoyable, full of breathtaking action the story … Continue reading

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Zeki Loves Mummy – Words by Anna McQuinn Pictures by Ruth Hearson

The latest in the Zeki series is a joy filled look at a baby’s typical day featuring those everyday moments that are in reality the important moments at the heart of a toddler’s life. A small book full of love … Continue reading

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