Monthly Archives: March 2022

Reading Matters – children’s book news

Welcome to this week’s round up of what has been happening in the world of children’s books. What I’m reading… The Secret of the Treasure Keepers by A M Howell is the type of fiction I loved as a child … Continue reading

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Pick of the Picture Books – March

There are only thirty two pages in a picture book. Not much space to say a great deal you might think. This month two new picture books arrived on my shelves that say a great deal through both their words … Continue reading

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The Secret of the Treasure Keepers by A M Howell

The Secret of the Treasure Keepers, A M Howell’s latest historical novel for children is an atmospheric mystery in which clues are uncovered like small pieces of treasure found in the archeological dig that inspired the story. With family secrets, … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Welcome to the latest round up children’s book news. This week there is news of awards, some interesting events and useful resources to encourage reading for pleasure. What I’m reading… It has been another week when reading has had to … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Welcome to this week’s look back at what has been happening in the world of children’s books. It’s been a busy few days and I may have missed something but I hope this selection of links includes something helpful to … Continue reading

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The Secret Sunshine Project by Benjamin Dean illustrated by Sandhya Prabhat

The Secret Sunshine Project is a fitting title for a book that fizzes with positivity. Benjamin Dean’s second middle grade novel is a gentle and understanding look at a family learning to live with loss. A story of kindness, courage … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Welcome to this week’s look at what has been happening in the world of children’s books. The highlight has undoubtedly been the 25th World Book Day which was celebrated across the country on Thursday in schools, libraries and bookshops. It … Continue reading

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Thank You Shirley Hughes – a legacy of love, kindness and the importance of the little things

This morning I awoke to the sad news that Shirley Hughes the beloved author and illustrator had died. The children’s book community online has been united in sadness at the loss of this remarkable woman who has been at the … Continue reading

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The Children’s Book Award Blog Tour – Perdu by Richard Jones

It is an honour to kick off the blog tour today for the Federation of Children’s Book Groups Children’s Book Award, the only book award voted for entirely by children. I am especially delighted that I have been asked to … Continue reading

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