Monthly Archives: June 2021

The Three Impossibles by Susie Bower

The Three Impossibles by Susie Bower is an enjoyable blend of quest, adventure, magic and fairy tale featuring a reluctant princess with an insatiable curiosity. A story to make you believe that the impossible is achievable with a little patience. … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Welcome to this week’s catch up with what has been happening in the world of children’s books. There has been rather a lot going on so why not grab yourself a cuppa and settle down to see what you may … Continue reading

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Inspiring Picture Books

Picture books can make a difference. Not only for our youngest readers but for all age groups and all types. They can offer humour, entertainment and pleasure but also comfort, encouragement, information and inspiration. Over recent weeks I have read … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

The big news this week has been the announcement of the winners of the Carnegie and Kate Greenway Medals. It was a treat to be able to watch the event live so cheerfully hosted by libraries champion Bobby Seagull. You … Continue reading

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New Children’s Books: Illustrated Young Fiction

When children first show an indication that they are ready to progress on to slightly longer independent reads they can still find pages of dense text a little daunting. Thankfully there has been a recent growth in highly illustrated quality … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Welcome to this week’s round up of the latest news from the world of children’s books. Empathy Day raised the profile of children’s books and their importance this week and it was encouraging to see how much attention this initiative … Continue reading

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The Swallows’ Flight by Hilary McKay

The Swallows’ Flight by Hilary McKay is the companion novel to her Costa Award winning novel, The Skylarks’ War, a book that I adored and which was quite possibly my book of the year in 2018. Initially I was delighted … Continue reading

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The Cooking Club Detectives by Ewa Josefkowicz Blog Tour

Today sees the publication by Zephyr Books of The Cooking Club Detectives by Ewa Josefkowicz and I am delighted to be participating in the blog tour coinciding with its launch. As we mark Empathy Day today this book is an … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

This week’s collection of news has been gathered in a slightly haphazard fashion due to life in general getting in the way of my organisation but I hope that I have managed to include something that is of interest or … Continue reading

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The Small Things by Lisa Thompson illustrated by Hannah Coulson

The Small Things by Lisa Thompson is a story that displays this author’s understanding of children and their worries and at the same time encourages them to accept themselves for who are they are rather than who they think others … Continue reading

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