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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Welcome to this week’s round up of children’s book news. It has been a busy week with the highlight being the announcement of the winner of the Klaus Flugge Prize. It is wonderful to see picture books being celebrated and … Continue reading

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Winner of the Klaus Flugge Prize 2021 Announced

Flavia Z. Drago has won the 2021 Klaus Flugge Prize for the most exciting and promising newcomer to children’s picture book illustration. She won for her book Gustavo the Shy Ghost (Walker Books) about a little ghost who despite being … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Hello and welcome to another look back at what has been happening in the world of children’s books this week. What I’m reading… Last weekend I read The Hideaway by Pam Smy and am stilling thinking about the story a … Continue reading

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The Three Happy Lions by Louise Fatio illustrated by Roger Duvoisin

The Three Happy Lions is the third book in this classic series by husband and wife team, Louise Fatio and Roger Duvoisin. First published in 1959 and republished this year by Scallywag Press, this gentle story has a charming retro … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Welcome to this week’s look at all the latest news from the world of children’s books. We have new books to enjoy, award announcements to celebrate and events to entertain and inspire us. It’s been a busy week. What I’m … Continue reading

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The Crackledawn Dragon by Abi Elphinstone

The final book in the Unmapped Chronicles by Abi Elphinstone is every bit as exciting as its predecessors and a fitting end to this enjoyable series. This is a story that sweeps you up into an action packed adventure but … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – children’s book news

Welcome to the first Reading Matters of the new school year. I hope everyone has enjoyed a good summer however you spent the time and that those working in education enjoyed a well earned rest. The start of the new … Continue reading

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This Book is Cruelty Free: Animals and Us by Linda Newbery

This Book is Cruelty Free is the first non-fiction book written by author Linda Newbery, best known for her award winning young adult novel Set in Stone. She has been a long term supporter of various welfare and environmental organisations … Continue reading

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Hide and Seek by Robin Scott-Elliot

Hide and Seek, Robin Scott-Elliot’s third children’s book, is powerful historical fiction inspired by reality, by the lives of those whose bravery we cannot begin to imagine and whose dedication we should never forget. This is a World War 2 … Continue reading

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Making Facts Fun: Interview with a Shark & Other Ocean Giants Too written by Andy Seed and illustrated by Nick East

Interview with a Shark is a book filled with facts but presented in a way that children will find entertaining and fun. It features ten extraordinary ocean creatures and covers everything from their habits and behaviour to their favourite foods. … Continue reading

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