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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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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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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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Blog Tour: The Hunt for David Berman by Claire Mulligan

The Hunt for David Berman, a debut by Claire Mulligan is an adventure set during World War 2 with a touching bond between two boys from very different families at the centre of its exploration of how war affects families. … Continue reading

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Children’s Books for Football Fans from Barrington Stoke

In the mid 90s I used to scan the local library shelves for children’s books even slightly linked to football in an attempt to find something to satisfy my two football mad sons. I needed something that wasn’t too overwhelming … Continue reading

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Resist by Tom Palmer

Tom Palmer writes meticulously researched historical fiction that always respects both his subject and his young readers; his new novel Resist is a shining example of his care. A book inspired by the teenage years of Hollywood star Audrey Hepburn … Continue reading

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Tutankhamun’s Treasure by David Long illustrations by Stefano Tambellini

Who can resist the idea of a treasure hunt? This latest offering by award winning author David Long for Barrington Stoke taps in to that desire to search and find, to follow maps and clues in search of long lost, … Continue reading

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Happy 10th Birthday to Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton

Can it really be ten years since we met George? This month marks the publication of a special ten year anniversary edition of this hilarious, clever picture book by Chris Haughton so it is a good time to explore what … 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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