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Swop The Satsuma-Sized Secret by Lucy Noguera illustrated by Laura Ireland

Illustrated fiction can frequently be the key to the discovery of reading for pleasure for young children. When stories are presented both in text and pictures children can access the narrative more easily. When the appearance is designed to be … Continue reading

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The Hideaway by Pam Smy

Sometimes you read a great deal about a book before you get to read the book itself, so much so that you can feel that you know the story in advance. The Hideaway by Pam Smy was, for me, such … Continue reading

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Freeze by Chris Priestley

Chris Priestley is a master of the horror genre for children and his latest for Barrington Stoke, Freeze, is a story that is perfect for young readers who enjoy reading books that teeter just over the edge from exciting and … Continue reading

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The Book Cat by Polly Faber illustrated by Clara Vulliamy

The Book Cat is the latest collaboration from the duo who brought us the Mango and Bambang series and although rather different in content it still contains that same feeling of kindness and friendship. Set in wartime London in the … Continue reading

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Lottie Loves Nature: Bird Alert by Jane Clarke illustrated by James Brown

Bird Alert, the latest title in the Lottie Loves Nature series, is an entertaining blend of fact and fiction that is perfect for encouraging children to notice and appreciate wildlife. A story of friendship and family that is fun to … Continue reading

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New Children’s Books: Illustrated Young Fiction

When children first show an indication that they are ready to progress on to slightly longer independent reads they can still find pages of dense text a little daunting. Thankfully there has been a recent growth in highly illustrated quality … Continue reading

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Toto the Ninja Cat and the Mystery Jewel Thief by Dermot O’Leary illustrated by Nick East

At the weekend I was involved in an online discussion about books suitable for children in Year 3, aged about 7 or 8, and as luck would have have it the next book on my reading list fitted the bill … Continue reading

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Anisha Accidental Detective: School’s Cancelled! by Serena Patel illustrated by Emma McCann

The second in this series sees science loving Anisha hoping to represent her school in the forthcoming science fair. However all does not go as planned and Anisha soon finds that her detective skills will be required to sort out … Continue reading

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Brilliant New Children’s Books – illustrated young fiction and middle grade adventure

Over the last few weeks several new books have been published for children including some that were delayed due to the pandemic and I would like to share just three of them. Children overcoming fears, making friends, having adventures, magic, … Continue reading

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