Children and teenagers

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Shock ending: how the Costa book awards changed reading – and pitted husband against wife
After 50 years, the prize has been scrapped. How did it change Britain’s literary landscape? And what happened at the awards when Margaret Drabble was seated next to Theresa May?

Claire Armitstead

23, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Malorie Blackman’s ‘dynamic imaginary worlds’ win her the PEN Pinter prize
Noughts & Crosses author praised by judges for ‘challenging issues of injustice in a way that is totally engaging’

Sarah Shaffi

21, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Children’s and teens roundup – the best new picture books and novels
A secret day out at the seaside; a celebration of wildflowers; dinosaurs, spies and children with superpowers

Imogen Russell Williams

17, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Danica Novgorodoff wins Kate Greenaway medal for graphic novel Long Way Down
Judges praise ‘incredible’ version of Jason Reynolds’ novel while Katya Balen wins the Carnegie medal for her ‘evocative’ second book October, October

Sarah Shaffi

16, Jun, 2022 @12:15 PM

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Found: the ‘how to draw’ books Pablo Picasso created for his daughter
The previously unseen collection, to go on display in Paris, shows how the artist taught the five-year-old to master figures, animals and birds

Dalya Alberge

11, Jun, 2022 @1:50 PM

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Murdering the competition: Richard Osman thriller tops UK library loans
Stats from 2020-21 reveal that the Pointless presenter’s The Thursday Murder Club is the biggest hit in UK libraries

Sarah Shaffi

09, Jun, 2022 @1:22 PM

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Cressida Cowell renews call for £100m investment in primary school libraries
The outgoing children’s laureate has transformed six primary schools through her Life-changing Libraries initiative, but says a ringfenced fund is needed for lasting impact

Sarah Shaffi

08, Jun, 2022 @5:01 AM

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‘A visceral experience of psychosis’: why one artist spent three years painting bipolar disorder
Creativity has been Matt Ottley’s salvation – but for the artist, composer and children’s book author, it has come at a terrible price

Susan Chenery

08, Jun, 2022 @2:00 AM

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Children’s and teens roundup – the best new picture books and novels
A call to embrace wildness, a guide to shells, a tall tree tale, wishing candles, paper spirits, and a tough apology to make

Imogen Russell Williams

27, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Sabba Khan and Maisie Chan triumph in Jhalak prizes for writers of colour
Khan wins for her ‘timeless’ debut graphic novel, The Roles We Play, while Chan takes the children’s and YA award for Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths

Sarah Shaffi

26, May, 2022 @7:00 PM

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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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