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Roy of the Rovers: Rocky written by Tom Palmer illustrated by Dan Cornwell

Football hero Roy of the Rovers probably needs no introduction, a name known even to those with little interest in the game. The successful relaunch of his adventures in both graphic novel and book form has proved popular with readers. … Continue reading

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Perfect Picture Books for Christmas

Christmas is the perfect time to share picture books with children; often old favourites are unearthed to bring back happy memories of previous years alongside new books bought as presents. I have selected some recent publications that I believe are … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – news from the world of children’s books

Hello and welcome to this week’s round up of all the latest children’s book news. There are a range of articles, interviews, resources and online events this week that I hope will entertain, inspire, help or comfort. “Reading gives us … Continue reading

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Toto the Ninja Cat and the Mystery Jewel Thief by Dermot O’Leary illustrated by Nick East

At the weekend I was involved in an online discussion about books suitable for children in Year 3, aged about 7 or 8, and as luck would have have it the next book on my reading list fitted the bill … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – news from the world of children’s books

Hello and welcome to this week’s round up of all the latest children’s book news. A chance to settle down and catch up with articles, resources and reviews that you may have missed during a busy week. Although I have … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – news from the world of children’s books

Welcome to this week’s Reading Matters and a chance to catch up on children’s book news that you may have missed during a busy week. What I’m reading… This week I have been reading adult fiction, Amanda Craig’s latest The … Continue reading

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A Thousand Questions by Saadia Faruqi

A Thousand Questions is a story of friendship, families, cultures and differences and it also provides some answers. It shows children that it is possible to build bridges across divisions in order to form friendships and that often people are … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – news from the world of children’s books

Welcome to this week’s look at all the latest child book news and what a busy week it has been. There are award nominations and shortlists, podcasts, interviews and online events in abundance so I hope there is something for … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – news from the world of children’s books

Hello and welcome to this week’s compilation of news, interviews, resources and reviews linked to books for children and teens. “When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – news from the world of children’s books

Hello and welcome to this week’s look at what has been happening in the world of books and reading for children and young people. The kind, thoughtfulness of the children’s book community was in evidence this week when author Anne … Continue reading

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