Children's books: 8-12 years

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Children’s books roundup – the best new picture books and novels
Foxes on the run; a feathered detective; the rescue of the Titanic; plus the best new YA novels

Imogen Russell Williams

24, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Fiction and nonfiction for older children – reviews
The latest instalment of a dystopian saga thrills and Stormzy’s #Merky imprint champions national and unsung stars

Kitty Empire

24, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Children’s books roundup – the best new picture books and novels
A zombie thriller, a flooded world, poetry and a very worried pig … plus the best new YA novels

Imogen Russell Williams

31, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Fiction for older children – reviews
Supernatural forces that enchant a Nigerian village, a life-saving boy called Lonny and a self-help title from Marcus Rashford that hits the spot

Kitty Empire

01, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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My kids won’t even pick up a book – and it is definitely all my fault | Zoe Williams
Reading has brought me endless joy, but I have accidentally crushed my children’s enthusiasm. It is a terrible indictment

Zoe Williams

07, May, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Beverly Cleary obituary
Children’s writer who drew on her experience of growing up in Portland, Oregon, for her Ramona books

Julia Eccleshare

05, Apr, 2021 @11:55 AM

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Bravery, hope and escape: the best books to cheer up kids in lockdown
From polar bears to murder mysteries, Katherine Rundell’s picks will make long days feel shorter and a small world seem larger

Katherine Rundell

22, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Victor Ambrus obituary
Prolific illustrator of archaeological scenes for Time Team on Channel 4 and of books, particularly for children

Mike Pitts and Julia Eccleshare

10, Mar, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Fiction for older children – reviews
Fearless girls ride to the rescue of mothers, brothers and polar bears in this month’s inspiring adventures

Kitty Empire

09, Mar, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Children’s books roundup – the best new picture books and novels
Secrets in the second world war, great female scientists, a wonder dog, a slug in love and more

Imogen Russell Williams

29, Jan, 2021 @12:00 PM

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From Grug to The Fire Wombat: six books to help kids deal with bushfire anxiety
Since last summer’s horrific fires, Australian authors have stepped up with picture books to help manage children’s fears and answer their questions

Clare Millar

11, Jan, 2021 @11:42 PM

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Need help this Christmas? Six children's authors kids will love
Amanda Craig shares some great children’s authors whose humour and sense of adventure will keep kids reading

Amanda Craig

12, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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