Children and teenagers

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Tony Ross: ‘I wasn’t at all like Horrid Henry when I was a boy’
The author and illustrator, 83, tells Donna Ferguson about working with Roald Dahl, his three happy marriages, feeling sorry for optimists and being brought up in the Blitz

Donna Ferguson

21, May, 2022 @1:00 PM

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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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Harry Potter and the missing sketches: JK Rowling’s first drawings of boy wizard
Author’s original drawings for her first Hogwarts novel to appear in print – alongside the return of a mysterious wizard

Vanessa Thorpe

14, May, 2022 @12:59 PM

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Bedtime Story by Chloe Hooper review – an extraordinary treasure of hope and grief
The acclaimed author seeks ‘the perfect children’s picture book of death’ to help her sons – and herself – come to terms with their father’s illness

Imogen Dewey

12, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to give books to refugee children
Singer’s global initiative to offer a book each month to 200 refugee children in London until they turn five

Sarah Shaffi

09, May, 2022 @3:54 PM

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Children’s book on the Queen’s jubilee given cold shoulder by schools in Wales and Scotland
Details released of tale about Queen’s 70-year reign, which is felt to be too ‘Anglocentric’ by devolved governments

Vanessa Thorpe

01, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Children’s author Simon James Green: ‘I just wanted to show LGBT+ kids that it’s not all doom and gloom’
The gay writer who was banned from visiting a London school discusses why young LGBT+ people need representation more than ever

Libby Brooks

29, Apr, 2022 @2:35 PM

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‘Life is short, so you have to get on with it’: AF Steadman on unicorns, leaving law and her record-breaking book deal
Eight years after her vision of a mythical beast, the author is about to publish the first novel in the Skandar Smith trilogy. She talks about childhood and taking a chance on a dream career

Claire Armitstead

27, Apr, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Oxford University Press pulps ‘no longer appropriate’ Biff, Chip and Kipper book
The Blue Eye, which features ‘scary’ people in street market, has been withdrawn from sale after complaints

Sarah Shaffi

27, Apr, 2022 @12:54 PM

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Patricia MacLachlan obituary
US writer of brief but intense accounts of family life for children whose best-known work was Sarah, Plain and Tall

Julia Eccleshare

14, Apr, 2022 @3:35 PM

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David McKee obituary
Creator of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant and Mr Benn, who wrote and illustrated children’s classics

Julia Eccleshare

08, Apr, 2022 @3:56 PM

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Elmer and Mr Benn author David McKee dies at 87
Author and illustrator of the children’s books including Elmer, Mr Benn and Not Now, Bernard has died following a short illness

Lucy Knight

07, Apr, 2022 @12:10 PM

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