Children's books: 8-12 years

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Children’s and teens roundup – the best new chapter books
Marcus Rashford channels Scooby-Doo, more girls solve mysteries, while two historical young Black Britons join forces in theatreland

Kitty Empire

31, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Fiction for older children reviews – magic and morality, beyond Marvel
Norse gods get a fresh incarnation from Louie Stowell and the multiverse offers up a moral dilemma in Ross Welford’s latest

Kitty Empire

08, Mar, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Jan Pieńkowski obituary
Illustrator and creator of the Meg and Mog children’s books, who also used pop-up and paper cut-outs to thrilling effect

Morag Styles

20, Feb, 2022 @4:34 PM

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‘Nothing short of revelatory’: the 10 best CBeebies’ Bedtime Stories – ranked
Reese Witherspoon is about to become the latest A-lister to read a kids’ book at bedtime, but she’s got stiff competition. From Tom Hardy to Dolly Parton, here’s who to beat

Stuart Heritage

27, Jan, 2022 @10:03 AM

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Australia Christmas gift guide 2021: 160 good gift ideas, including last-minute options
From presents that give back to edible treats, Guardian Australia and a team of guest editors select the best gifts and shopping options to please everyone from kids to chronic grumps this Christmas

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

20, Dec, 2021 @10:44 PM

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Marcus Rashford: ‘My life was far from a fairytale’
The England footballer, author and poverty campaigner on instilling self-belief in pupils at his old school, his favourite titles of 2021, and his hopes for his book club

Imogen Carter

11, Dec, 2021 @6:00 PM

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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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