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New Picture Books – stories to put smiles on faces

There is a flurry of activity in the world of children’s books at the moment with several books being published this week and among the range of titles are these two picture books. They made me smile and I think … Continue reading

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Sequin and Stitch by Laura Dockrill illustrated by Sara Ogilvie

Laura Dockrill’s debut for Barrington Stoke weaves together family, loss and hope in a story that is both poignant and striking in its portrayal of our society. This is a touching and imaginative tale with love at its centre. Nine … Continue reading

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After the War by Tom Palmer

In recent years Tom Palmer has written historical fiction for children that has focussed on events that took place during the two world wars. Both Armistice Runner and D-Day Dog are books that are enjoyed by young readers and also enable them … Continue reading

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Freedom We Sing by Amyra Leon and Molly Menoza

Visually stunning this picture book is a poem, a song, a rallying cry of hope and belief. Vibrant and uplifting it is full of joy and optimism, this would be a wonderful addition to school and library bookshelves and a beautiful … 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 the latest children’s news. The schools in my local area have already closed for the summer holidays or will be doing so in the next few days. Reading Matters will be taking a … 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 the latest children’s book news.  The end of the summer term is rapidly approaching and for some the holidays have already started. It has been a school year like no other … Continue reading

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

Hello and welcome to another look at this week’s children’s book news. When I made my New Year resolution to try and share positive stories and good news about children’s literature on a regular basis I wasn’t at all confident … Continue reading

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Celebrating Picture Books – my favourites of 2020 so far

As we reach the halfway point of the year I have been prompted to look back at the books I have read and enjoyed over the last six months. As the year began I was savouring a beautiful illustrated book, … Continue reading

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

Hello and welcome to another look at some of the latest news from the world of children’s books. It has been another busy week with awards, comment, resources and ideas linked to children’s literature circulating online. What I’m reading… On … Continue reading

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

Hello and welcome to another look at the news from the world of children’s books over the last few days. It has been a busy week. So much so that I have resorted to a supplement to the main edition … Continue reading

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