Children and teenagers

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‘It’s the opposite of art’: why illustrators are furious about AI
AI art generators may provide five minutes of fun for most users, but the blurring of creative and ethical boundaries is leaving many artists raging against the machine

Sarah Shaffi

23, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Axel Schellfer: ‘To work for children, you must have optimism’
The Gruffalo illustrator, 65, on dealing with his natural pessimism, the lifelong joy of drawing and why he always tells people not to give up on their dreams

Donna Ferguson

14, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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The Detention Detectives by Lis Jardine review – top-grade misbehaviour
Pupils investigate a murder at school in this entertaining noir lite for young readers

Imogen Russell Williams

12, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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2023 in books: highlights for the year ahead
The best fiction and nonfiction to look forward to in the new year, from Zadie Smith to Simon Schama, Margaret Atwood to Rory Stewart

Justine Jordan and David Shariatmadari

31, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Children’s and teens roundup – the best new picture books and novels
The story of the Earth; an A-Z for language lovers; pop-up Egyptian mummies; an enslaved man’s journey to freedom; and the best YA

Imogen Russell Williams

23, Dec, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘I’ve been banned since the beginning’: Jason Reynolds talks to Joseph Coelho
The UK children’s laureate and America’s ambassador for young people’s literature discuss finding a voice and how to get kids reading

Lucy Knight

17, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Shirley Hughes remembered by Clara Vulliamy
Herself a children’s author, the daughter of the prolific picture book creator looks back on her mother’s immense energy and dislike of housework

Clara Vulliamy

13, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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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 Borrowers review – less a wild adventure more an escape from trauma
Mary Norton’s 1952 novel about tiny pillagers gets a sober stage remake that blends minor-key music with contemporary fears

Mark Fisher

30, Nov, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Children’s authors of colour published in UK rose to 11.7% of market in 2021
BookTrust research shows, however, that the overall picture ‘remains far from representative’ with some writers and illustrators reporting tokenism

Sarah Shaffi

23, Nov, 2022 @6:01 AM

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Recently discovered Wind in the Willows illustration to be sold at auction
The pencil and ink drawing of a swaggering Mr Toad and his friends by EH Shepard was found hanging on the stairs of an East Anglian country house

Sarah Shaffi

18, Nov, 2022 @12:00 PM

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