Monthly Archives: January 2023

Reading Matters – children’s book news

Welcome to this week’s round up of what’s been happening in the world of children’s books. Awards, podcasts, poetry, events, reading for pleasure and lots more to enjoy. What I’m reading… Holocaust Memorial Day was commemorated yesterday, 27th January, and … Continue reading

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Fritz and Kurt by Jeremy Dronfield illustrated by David Ziggy Greene

The true story of the Kleinmann family was first told in the The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz and Jeremy Dronfield has now rewritten this remarkable and deeply moving story for children. Despite the shocking subject matter this … 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… Firstly I would like to thank SF Said and Nikki Gamble for last night’s Audience With event which was a wonderful … Continue reading

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The Song Walker by Zillah Bethell

The Shark Caller by Zillah Bethell was one of my favourite reads of 2021 so I was eager to read her new book, The Song Walker set in the Australian Outback, published in February by Usborne Books. From its intriguing … 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. I have not managed as much reading as I would have liked as things have been pretty busy this week but I hope … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Happy New Year and welcome to the first Reading Matters update of 2023. This week’s round up includes both a look back at the best of 2022 and a preview of some books we can look forward to at the … Continue reading

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Children’s Books – ones to watch out for in January 2023

We can start the year with a smile thanks to two new books from Barrington Stoke this month. For many years I have been a fan of this particular publisher, their books are accessible and perfect for those who may … Continue reading

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