Monthly Archives: May 2022

While the Storm Rages by Phil Earle

While the Storm Rages is a thrilling and emotional adventure set at the start of the Second World War. Phil Earle’s writing is wise and kind, utterly believable, both hilariously funny and heartbreakingly sad in the turn of a page. … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Welcome to another round up of news from the world of children’s books. A rather frantic week personally may mean some news is missing but I have my fingers crossed I’ve included enough for this week’s Reading Matters to be … Continue reading

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Prestel Publishing Bringing Art to Children of All Ages

Prestel Publishing are an independent publisher of books on art history and design however they also publish quality books for children. Today I would like to share two rather lovely books which combine both of these specialities. Ella in the … 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. Yet another busy week and I know I haven’t included everything but I hope this selection gives you a taste of the wonderful … Continue reading

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Read Between the Lies by Malcolm Duffy

Read Between the Lies is a story of family drama, secrets, lies and finding the courage to deal with life’s more difficult experiences. It also has at its core a valuable message. Malcolm Duffy’s latest novel for teens shines a … Continue reading

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The Tir na n-Og English Language Award Shortlist

On Friday 20th May the announcement of the winner of a rather special children’s book award will be made. The Tir na n-Og Awards were established by the Books Council Of Wales in 1976, and are given annually to honour original works … Continue reading

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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. It’s been another busy week so I hope you find something among this selection of links and reviews that is helpful to you. … Continue reading

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Pick of the New Picture Books

Kindness across the generations, challenging stereotypes, the journey our food makes and a welcome re-issue, just some of the picture books I have enjoyed over recent weeks. Many families will have experience of elderly relatives developing dementia and may also … Continue reading

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Needle by Patrice Lawrence

Needle, Patrice Lawrence’s latest YA novel for Barrington Stoke is a compelling and unforgettable read exploring the issues and difficulties faced by young people growing up in care. A short but profoundly affecting novella this is a book to read … 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. There have been awards announcements, details of forthcoming events, helpful book lists and reviews you may have missed so I hope this selection of … Continue reading

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