Children and teenagers

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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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The 2021 good gift guide: 130 Christmas gift ideas for anyone from kids to chronic grumps
From presents that give back to edible treats, Guardian Australia and a team of guest editors select the best shopping options across Australia this Christmas

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

24, Nov, 2021 @4:30 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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John Agard becomes first poet to win BookTrust lifetime achievement award
Reading charity pays tribute to ‘incredible words’ of Afro-Guyanese author, who came to Britain in 1977 where he has become a staple of English lessons

Alison Flood

09, Nov, 2021 @9:35 AM

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Jerry Pinkney obituary
Award-winning US illustrator whose prolific output of contemporary and traditional tales charmed readers of all ages

Julia Eccleshare

05, Nov, 2021 @6:04 PM

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Report shows fourfold rise in minority ethnic characters in UK children’s books
The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education welcomes steep increase in representation, but warns there are ‘no quick fixes’

Alison Flood

04, Nov, 2021 @2:36 PM

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Alex Gino’s children’s novel George retitled Melissa ‘to respect trans heroine’
Writer says they had not realised they should speak up about the title when the book was first published, but it will henceforth take the heroine’s female name

Alison Flood

02, Nov, 2021 @2:38 PM

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Treacle Walker by Alan Garner review – a phenomenal late fable
A convalescent young boy is visited by a mythical wanderer in a deeply evocative exploration of storytelling and time

Justine Jordan

30, Oct, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone review – 20 years on, it’s a nostalgic spectacular
The first film in the franchise is re-released into a very different world – but it’s as entertaining and exhilarating as ever

Peter Bradshaw

28, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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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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