Children's books: 7 and under

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Mary Rayner obituary
Children’s author who devised the adventures of the Pig family and illustrated stories including Dick King-Smith’s The Sheep-Pig

Julia Eccleshare

23, Mar, 2023 @4:59 PM

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The Guardian view on children’s reading: a gift that should be for all | Editorial
Editorial: With stressed families less likely to have time and money to spare for books, young readers are losing out. It’s time to boost school libraries


03, Mar, 2023 @6:25 PM

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Graham Oakley obituary
Illustrator and author widely admired for The Church Mice, his series of children’s picture books

Julia Eccleshare

24, Jan, 2023 @5:41 PM

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Steer clear of ‘mediocre writing’ by celebrities for Christmas, authors plead
Books by TV personalities and other high-profile figures will top bestseller lists, but critics say professionals lose out

David Barnett

11, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The best children’s books of 2022
From a four-legged celebration of the seasons to a fiery tale of women who turn into dragons, our critics look back over the year and pick their favourite titles for children and young adults

Imogen Carter, Kitty Empire and Fiona Noble

04, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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‘I love writing for children’: Emma Thompson and Axel Scheffler on their amazing shaggy dog story
The Oscar-winning actor and the Gruffalo illustrator have teamed up to create a tale about a scruffy hound. They discuss corgis, comic books and how their friendship began

Claire Armitstead

03, Dec, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Best children’s and YA books of 2022
Journeys through music, history, magic and more, plus the standout books for young adults

Imogen Russell Williams

03, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Goodnight Moon: a classic for a reason | Editorial
Editorial: Margaret Wise Brown made a point of listening to children, and trying to see the world as they saw it. She has been rewarded by decades of loyalty


13, Oct, 2022 @5:51 PM

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‘At first she didn’t like my drawings’: Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson on three decades of collaboration
In a rare joint interview, the creators of The Gruffalo talk about baddies, Brexit – and the bumpy beginning to their partnership

Hadley Freeman

03, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Children’s and teens roundup – the best new chapter books
Marcus Rashford channels Scooby-Doo, more girls solve mysteries, while two historical young Black Britons join forces in theatreland

Kitty Empire

31, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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I Want My Hat Back: Jon Klassen classic goes from shoebox-sized puppet show to the stage
Two friends delighted half a million kids with a tiny production in a cardboard box. Now they’re sizing up the much-loved bulbous bear for the Little Angel theatre

Kate Wyver

16, May, 2022 @1:25 PM

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Picture books for children – reviews
A journey into space and some serious monkey business portray bedtime in a whole new light, while a tiny dot gives a kindly lesson in understanding emotions

Imogen Carter

01, May, 2022 @11:30 AM

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