Children's books: 7 and under

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Gerald Rose obituary
Children’s illustrator whose picture books with his wife, Elizabeth, and authors such as Ted Hughes, are enjoyed worldwide

Martin Salisbury

12, May, 2023 @5:25 PM

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Picture books for children – reviews
Rose Tremain and JJ Bola become the latest novelists to turn their hands to writing for young children with tales about a magical metal bird and a boy overcoming his anger

Imogen Carter

02, May, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Dogger to the rescue: how my mother’s books brought joy to the children of Ukraine
After the death last year of children’s author Shirley Hughes, her son took hundreds of her books, including the award-winning Dogger, to libraries in Ukraine

Ed Vulliamy

09, Apr, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Paul O’Grady obituary
Comedian, broadcaster and chat-show host who shot to widespread fame in the 1990s as his alter ego Lily Savage

Stuart Jeffries

29, Mar, 2023 @2:12 PM

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Mary Rayner obituary
Children’s author who devised the adventures of the Pig family and illustrated stories including Dick King-Smith’s The Sheep-Pig

Julia Eccleshare

23, Mar, 2023 @4:59 PM

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The Guardian view on children’s reading: a gift that should be for all | Editorial
Editorial: With stressed families less likely to have time and money to spare for books, young readers are losing out. It’s time to boost school libraries


03, Mar, 2023 @6:25 PM

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Graham Oakley obituary
Illustrator and author widely admired for The Church Mice, his series of children’s picture books

Julia Eccleshare

24, Jan, 2023 @5:41 PM

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Steer clear of ‘mediocre writing’ by celebrities for Christmas, authors plead
Books by TV personalities and other high-profile figures will top bestseller lists, but critics say professionals lose out

David Barnett

11, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The best children’s books of 2022
From a four-legged celebration of the seasons to a fiery tale of women who turn into dragons, our critics look back over the year and pick their favourite titles for children and young adults

Imogen Carter, Kitty Empire and Fiona Noble

04, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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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 Guardian view on Goodnight Moon: a classic for a reason | Editorial
Editorial: Margaret Wise Brown made a point of listening to children, and trying to see the world as they saw it. She has been rewarded by decades of loyalty


13, Oct, 2022 @5:51 PM

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