Monthly Archives: May 2012

Books for Keeps Online Magazine

Books for Keeps is the UK’s leading, independent children’s book magazine. It was launched in 1980 and ever since has been reviewing hundreds of new children’s books each year and publishing articles on every aspect of writing for children. There … Continue reading

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Children’s Book Sequels Website

This is an absolutely brilliant website that allows you to search by author or series to see the book sequels in order. Children’s Book Sequels

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Unbelievable complaints about children’s books

I don’t want anyone to think that I’m a regular reader of the Sunday Telegraph, I’m too much of a lefty liberal for that, but, when stuck in a pub with no one to talk to and realising that I’d … Continue reading

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A brilliant ‘what if?’ story

Hitler’s Angel by William Osborne, £6.99 What if Hitler had a daughter?  Two children who have escaped Nazi Germany and settled in Britain are recruited by the British Government to kidnap the girl for propaganda purposes.  They are chosen because of their … Continue reading

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Shirley Hughes writes a children’s novel!

Hero on a Bicycle by Shirley Hughes, Hardback, £9.99 Shirley Hughes is famous for her brilliant picture books so this is a new departure for her.  She has placed her story in Nazi occupied Florence where Paolo, Constanza and their mother fight … Continue reading

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Discover the lives of the big cat family

My Big Cats Journal by Steve Bloom, £7.95 What a beautiful book this is!  The photographer Steve Bloom takes the reader on a journey discovering the amazing big cat family.  The photographs are absolutely stunning and are accompanied by maps … Continue reading

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A great new ghost story

The Haunting of Tabitha Grey by Vanessa Curtis, £5.99 This is a fabulous ghost story in which Tabitha moves to Weston Manor when her father gets the job of managing the house and its visitors.  From the start Tabitha is … Continue reading

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