Children and teenagers

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A-level textbook withdrawn over ‘inappropriate’ Native American question
USA 1865-1975: the Making of a Superpower asked whether treatment of Native Americans had been exaggerated

Aamna Mohdin

24, Oct, 2021 @2:19 PM

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Why shouldn’t a writer for children talk of refugees, persecution and genocide? | Michael Rosen
The We’re Going on a Bear Hunt author on how researching his family’s fractured history resulted in his latest poetry collection

Michael Rosen

21, Oct, 2021 @12:48 PM

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Liz Pichon: ‘I thought the Tom Gates series would end really quickly’
The author and illustrator on dyslexia, doodling and finding new things to write about

Alison Flood

19, Oct, 2021 @12:03 PM

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Picture books for children – reviews
This month’s best illustrated stories, including a fiendish feline, a haunted house and a boy who finds a polar bear

Imogen Carter

19, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Guardian view on children’s books: take them seriously | Editorial
Editorial: Good literature is fundamental to young people’s development. We must not devalue it

Editorial

08, Oct, 2021 @5:05 PM

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Bec Hill: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)
In this column we normally ask funny people to list the best things they’ve seen online. This one sends in a letter of complaint instead

Bec Hill

06, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Animals have dwindled in novels since 1835. Is fiction undergoing its own extinction event?
A new study argues that a disconnect with nature has led to fewer creatures appearing in fiction. But is that really the case?

Piers Torday

01, Oct, 2021 @9:41 AM

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Origin story of Dennis the Menace’s jumper to be revealed
To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Beano’s longest-running character, comic strip The Epic Yarn of Awesomeness will tell the garment’s backstory

Alison Flood

29, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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‘I have these stories to tell’: the authors trying to diversify children’s books
Schemes provide mentors and funding to help aspiring writers on low incomes enter market dominated by white celebrities

Donna Ferguson

26, Sep, 2021 @6:15 AM

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Children’s books roundup – the best new picture books and novels
Foxes on the run; a feathered detective; the rescue of the Titanic; plus the best new YA novels

Imogen Russell Williams

24, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Charlie and Lola author Lauren Child says children’s books should be taken seriously
The former children’s laureate will launch her manifesto this evening, in which she counters the assumption that work created for children is lesser

Alison Flood

21, Sep, 2021 @9:55 AM

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Young adult books round-up – review
The heart-rending final act of Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses saga, green-fingered teenagers and the spark for a new Netflix film work their magic

Fiona Noble

21, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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