Children's fantasy books (children's and teens)

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Jill Murphy, children’s author and illustrator, dies aged 72
The writer was best known for the much-loved picture book Peace at Last and the Worst Witch series of novels

Weronika Strzyżyńska

20, Aug, 2021 @3:33 PM

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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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Story of ‘bloodthirsty unicorns’ brings debut author record publishing deal
Annabel Steadman’s fantasy series Skandar and the Unicorn Thief has won a seven-figure book contract, with film rights also sold to Sony Pictures

Alison Flood

16, Sep, 2020 @1:34 PM

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Fiction for older children reviews: from sleuths to woolly mammoths
Gripping yarns spring from a submerged city, desperate street life and the jungles of Sri Lanka

Kitty Empire

10, Mar, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Paul Birkbeck obituary
Other lives: Prolific artist and illustrator for BBC children’s television

Polly Birkbeck

10, Oct, 2019 @12:48 PM

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Fiction for older children reviews: flying puns and dangerous games
Fowl play with the brothers of Artemis, a risky dream game and a Russian bear-girl mystery

Kitty Empire

24, Sep, 2019 @8:00 AM

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The best children’s books of 2018 for all ages
From celebrity-penned tales to fresh interpretations of the classics, here is our pick of the best for hungry readers from tots to teens

Fiona Noble, Imogen Carter, Kitty Empire and Kate Kellaway

16, Dec, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Alan Garner: ‘I just let the voice settle and listened’
The acclaimed children’s author on writing a memoir about his wartime upbringing in rural Cheshire

Alex Preston

04, Aug, 2018 @5:00 PM

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May I have a word about… Geraldine McCaughrean and ‘difficult’ children’s words | Jonathan Bouquet
Imagine if publishers had objected to tricky concepts in days gone by: no JK Rowling, CS Lewis, John Masefield…

Jonathan Bouquet

24, Jun, 2018 @4:59 AM

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Tomi Adeyemi: ‘We need a black girl fantasy book every month’
Author of Children of Blood and Bone says her debut novel was a response to genre fiction in which the characters were always white

Sarah Hughes

10, Mar, 2018 @7:34 PM

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Teenage fiction reviews – the hapless magician and lost souls in Hollywood
A stranger offers hope to a struggling spellcaster, love is in the air in the entertaining Freshers, and detention ends in death in a first-class mystery

Geraldine Brennan

23, Jul, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Fiction for 8- to 12-year-olds reviews – cyborgs, sisters and a girl called Owl
Film directors Sylvain Chomet and Bobbie Peers give a fantastic spin to the challenges of the tweenage years

Kitty Empire

16, Apr, 2017 @8:00 AM

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