Monthly Archives: October 2022

Reading Matters – children’s book news

Welcome to this week’s look at what has been happening in the world of children’s books. What I’m reading… Last week I mentioned The Haunted Hills by Berlie Doherty, an emotional story told with an understanding of human nature and … Continue reading

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The Haunted Hills by Berlie Doherty

The Haunted Hills is an atmospheric story exploring childhood friendship, loss, grief and guilt set in a landscape that adds much to this multi-layered and thoughtful book. When we meet Carl he and his parents have recently arrived at a … 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. What I’m reading… The Last Post by Keith Campion is a slender book that belies its emotional impact. Told in a series of letters … 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 recently. Before we move on to the links and reviews I wanted to mention the new best practice guide produced by CILIP with funding … Continue reading

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Zeki Rise and Shine and Zeki Sleep Tight – two new books for babies by Anna McQuinn and Ruth Hearson

A double helping of Zeki is hugely welcome and these two delightful new books published by Alanna Max perfectly start and end the day for little ones. They encompass the family rituals familiar to many and are wonderful for encouraging … Continue reading

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Tyger by SF Said illustrated by Dave McKean

We remember the important books we read in our childhood many years later as adults. It is as adults that we understand those books in a subtly different way, their influence shapes us and our understanding of our world. Tyger … 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. Over the last few days we have marked both Dyslexia Awareness Week and Libraries Week plus Saturday 8th is National Bookshop Day all of … Continue reading

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New Nature Books for Children from Nosy Crow

Birds of a Feather by Lauren Fairgrieve and Kate Read Produced in collaboration with the National Trust, Birds of a Feather combines information and an interactive element in a book that would make a beautiful gift to treasure. Perfect for … 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. But first, don’t forget that Libraries Week takes place between the 3rd and 9th October, celebrating the nation’s much-loved libraries and the central role … Continue reading

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