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The Tir na n-Og English Language Award Shortlist

On Friday 20th May the announcement of the winner of a rather special children’s book award will be made. The Tir na n-Og Awards were established by the Books Council Of Wales in 1976, and are given annually to honour original works … 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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Perfect new non-fiction for children from b small publishing

Perfect new non-fiction? Yes, perfect! It is hard to fault these two new titles from b small publishing, an award winning small publisher specialising in creative, educational titles with high child appeal. I can wholeheartedly recommend both of these books … Continue reading

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Black and British – A Short Essential History by David Olusoga

Historian and broadcaster David Olusoga’s book Black and British has been revised and rewritten especially for teen readers in this edition published last year. An informative and enlightening read, Black and British – A Short Essential History is perfect for … Continue reading

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The Royal Rebel: The Life of Suffragette Princess Sophia Duleep Singh by Bali Rai with illustrations by Rachael Dean

The Royal Rebel by Bali Rai is a retelling of the life of Sophia Duleep Singh, Royal Sikh Princess, god-daughter of Queen Victoria and suffragette. An extraordinary story told in an accessible, informative style this enlightening and important book is … Continue reading

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Tragedy at Sea – The Sinking of the Titanic by David Long illustrated by Stefano Tambellini

The Titanic has been the subject of numerous books, TV and film productions over the years, many of them concentrating on the human tragedy itself. Award winning children’s non-fiction writer David Long has taken a subtly different look at this … Continue reading

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Featherlight by Peter Bunzl illustrated by Anneli Bray.

Inspired by real life lighthouse heroines Grace Darling and Ida Lewis, Featherlight combines family, myth and courage in a tender story of hope. ‘I am the lighthouse keeper’s daughter, And I keep the lighthouse by the water. Keep the oil … Continue reading

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Historical Fiction for Children – Little Bird Lands by Karen McCombie

Historical fiction is one of my favourite genres and historical fiction for children particularly so, therefore this sequel to Little Bird Flies has been eagerly anticipated since I first heard about it. I was not disappointed. Little Bird has matured, … Continue reading

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New Books Out This Month – Facts and Fiction Made Accessible for Children

As a primary school librarian I was always looking out for books that would hook those children that it was a little bit harder for me to reach. The children who found reading a little tricky or maybe just not … Continue reading

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Invisible in a Bright Light by Sally Gardner

An irresistible mixture of mystery, danger, history and fantasy this story by award winning author Sally Gardner has a fairytale quality that makes the book a delight to curl up with on a winter evening. From the opening lines this … Continue reading

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