The emotional arcs of stories are dominated by six basic shapes posted on 11 Jul 2016
This research has been made available on the Cornell University Library website and can be downloaded as a PDF for free.
A textual analysis of Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman posted on 20 Jun 2016
This short essay by university student Catherine Bardell analyses a selected extract from Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
OUP Reading For Pleasure in Primary Schools posted on 19 Jun 2016
Oxford University Press research into Reading For Pleasure has published its findings.
Through The Looking Glasses : A selected list of children's books featuring characters who wear spectacles posted on 22 May 2016
Through The Looking Glasses : A selected list of children's books featuring characters who wear spectacles
Sci-fi media coverage dominated by men, survey shows posted on 13 May 2016
The Guardian website carries details of a survey of who is reviewing new science fiction releases
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett: a short textual analysis posted on 26 Apr 2016
This piece of research by Catherine Bardell analyses an extract from The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson-Burnett
Powerful picture books: understanding disability in nursery schools posted on 15 Apr 2016
This unpublished thesis by Karen Argent argues that picture books for young children can contribute to alternative constructions of disability
Trade unionism and political power in Margot Heinemann’s The Adventurers  posted on 13 Apr 2016
The Adventurers  was Margot Heinemann’s first and only published work of fiction.
Children’s Literature and the social construction of ideas of family posted on 27 Mar 2016
We present an essay by Catherine Bardell , a student at Newman University, who looks at how ideas of family are constructed in children's books
Barry Hines: The unmade screen plays posted on 23 Mar 2016
"Barry Hines: The unmade screen plays" by Professor Sue Vice is made available here by kind permission of the author.