Children and teenagers

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Jacqueline Wilson is a perfect pick to reinvent Enid Blyton’s Faraway Tree
I was spellbound by these stories as a girl, and they have gone on to enchant my children. Who better to renew the magic for a fresh generation?

Alison Flood

11, Jan, 2022 @3:04 PM

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2022 in books: highlights for the year ahead
New writing from Ali Smith, Marlon James, Elena Ferrante and Jarvis Cocker – a taste of good things to come

Justine Jordan and Katy Guest

01, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The book I got for Christmas: ‘Even the cover was terrifying’
Continuing our series of Guardian writers revealing their most memorable gift books, David Barnett remembers how Usborne’s The World of the Unknown: Ghosts scared him for years

David Barnett

21, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Australia Christmas gift guide 2021: 160 good gift ideas, including last-minute options
From presents that give back to edible treats, Guardian Australia and a team of guest editors select the best gifts and shopping options to please everyone from kids to chronic grumps this Christmas

Alyx Gorman, Michael Sun, Max Brearley, Shannon Wong-Nizic, Rhys Ripper, Michelle Wong, Alice Zaslavsky

20, Dec, 2021 @10:44 PM

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The book I got for Christmas: ‘This genius anthology probably set the course of my life’
In a short series for the festive season, Guardian writers reveal the most memorable books they have been given for Christmas. Alison Flood kicks off, revealing how Kaye Webb’s I Like This Poem introduced her to the joys of poetry

Alison Flood

20, Dec, 2021 @12:05 PM

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Quentin Blake: ‘I’m not so committed to cheering everybody up, you know’
He may be best known for bringing children’s books by Roald Dahl and Michael Rosen to vivid life, but a new documentary reveals the more serious side to illustrator’s career

Nicholas Wroe

17, Dec, 2021 @2:00 PM

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The best children’s books of 2021
Fiona Noble looks back on the year and, below, our critics pick their favourites in each age group

Fiona Noble, Imogen Carter and Kitty Empire

12, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The best children’s and YA books of 2021
From magical picture books and rollicking adventures to the conclusion of Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses series, standout reads for all ages

Imogen Russell Williams

06, Dec, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Julia and the Shark’s writers on their pandemic-driven book lauded by Waterstones
The novel written and illustrated by husband-and-wife duo, Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Tom de Freston, has been named children’s gift of the year by Waterstones, while Paul McCartney’s The Lyrics wins book of 2021

Alison Flood

02, Dec, 2021 @9:35 AM

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Marcus Rashford to publish children’s novel The Breakfast Club Adventures
The footballer and campaigner is writing story with Alex Falase-Koya, drawing on his own memories of friendships made before starting the school day

Alison Flood

01, Dec, 2021 @12:04 PM

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Mark Gatiss TV version brings The Amazing Mr Blunden back into print
Classic children’s ghost story, long in demand as a secondhand book, will receive its first reprint for more than 30 years thanks to the star actor – and a dogged book editor

David Barnett

26, Nov, 2021 @4:32 PM

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Fiction for older children reviews – forces of nature and gorilla warfare
Two outsiders unite to tackle second world war wrongs, and can Ben Okri’s young heroine save her mother?

Kitty Empire

16, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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