Inspiring Young Readers
The Power of Poetry posted on 18 Aug 2019
Guest author, comedy performance poet, author and entertainer, Neal Zetter shares his thoughts on the power of poetry
Positive about gender posted on 06 Aug 2019
Guest contributor, Julia Neall thinks about the way women and girls are represented in a selection of modern children's books.
Why real books are always better than lists posted on 21 Jul 2019
The internet provides quick and easy access to comprehensive lists of books relating to all kinds of genres and topics.
Mommy, what will school be like? Taking a look at the portrayal of Reception Classes in picture books posted on 14 Jul 2019
There is no doubt that the world of picture books often romanticizes reality......
Classic Covers: Five Children and It posted on 02 Jul 2019
This first Puffin Books paperback edition of the E. Nesbit classic, published in 1959, marks an important moment in the history of Puffin Book design.
A selection of recommended books for children that include stories about asylum seekers and refugees from around the world posted on 17 Jun 2019
A selection of recommended books for children that include stories about asylum seekers and refugees from around the world
What value do you ascribe to children’s books? posted on 26 May 2019
Whenever we visit Oxford on one of our periodic bookshop trawls we find ourselves dropping into the small Charity Bookshop in Turl Street.
Raising a reader: getting ready to start school posted on 02 May 2019
My four year old granddaughter has an October birthday, so will be one of the oldest children in her class when she starts in September.
A New Generation of Children’s Book Illustrators posted on 27 Feb 2019
At the beginning of April of this year, the Bologna Children’s Book Fair takes place for four days.
Kathleen Hale posted on 18 Dec 2018
Kathleen Hale Kathleen Hale was born in Broughton, Lanarkshire in 1898...