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

Hello everyone and welcome to another Reading Matters. As we approach the third week of the restrictions we are living under at present books can be an escape for both adults and children but they can also bring us together … Continue reading

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Brilliant books for New Readers from Barrington Stoke

Are you looking for books to encourage new readers? Barrington Stoke have published some wonderful books for younger readers recently and here are just two of them to give you a taste of what is available. Captain Whiskers by Jeremy … Continue reading

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The Cockatoo from Timbuktu by William A E Ford illustrated by Ramile M Imac

A cheerful picture book following a baby cockatoo as he tries to find his way home, this is fun to share while also enabling young children to discover countries around the world alongside the little bird. Kian the little cockatoo … Continue reading

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The Pear Affair by Judith Eagle

I loved Judith Eagle’s debut, The Secret Starling, so it was with eager anticipation that I started reading her second book. I was not disappointed. Wonderful storytelling, an epic adventure, villains that make you boo and hiss, brave and resourceful … Continue reading

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

Hello everyone and I hope you are managing to cope and to keep well during these strange times for us all. This week I have tried to balance news and articles with more links to book related resources available for … Continue reading

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

Hello everyone and welcome to another Reading Matters and a look back at the week in children’s books.  This has been a difficult week for many and these are strange and worrying times. However I have decided to continue with … Continue reading

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Dust Road by Tom Huddleston

Dust Road, the sequel to Flood World, is another epic adventure on a grand scale. Its gripping plot, vicious villains, courageous heroes and thought provoking themes combine to make this a rewarding read for children and teens.  Tom Huddleston has … Continue reading

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

Hello and welcome to another look back at the highlights of the week in the children’s books world. Of course with World Book Day celebrated on Thursday this week has been dominated by activities and discussion about this event. However … Continue reading

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Fabulous Fiction for Children – New Middle Grade Titles

This year has got off to a stunning start for lovers of children’s fiction with some exciting debuts and highly anticipated new titles from established authors too. I have read and enjoyed some great books over the last couple of … Continue reading

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

Hello and welcome to another look back at news, articles and reviews related to children’s books from the last week. This weekly catch up is made up of links to interesting items that I hope may be helpful to busy … Continue reading

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