Funny books (children and teens)

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Michael Rosen home from intensive care after coronavirus
The 74-year-old children’s author tweeted ‘I’ve survived!’ after leaving hospital, having been admitted at the end of March

Alison Flood

24, Jun, 2020 @2:55 PM

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Picture books for children – reviews
Flora and fauna loom large as authors incorporate issues around the climate crisis

Imogen Carter

11, Feb, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Helen Oxenbury: 'I used to hide books from my children – I couldn't bear to read them again'
Ten Little Fingers, Clap Hands, Farmer Duck ... the pioneering illustrator talks to Lisa Allardice about her 50 year career and the real story behind We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Lisa Allardice

21, Dec, 2018 @12:00 PM

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Fiction for older children reviews – tales of the cities
London and New York both feature strongly in stories from both sides of the pond, while Room author Emma Donoghue makes her children’s fiction debut

Kitty Empire

23, Jul, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Fiction for older children reviews – half-dead and dead funny
Horrid Henry author Francesca Simon fleshes out her teenage queen of hell, while Frank Cottrell Boyce’s screwball comedy has depth

Kitty Empire

31, Jul, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Children’s picture book reviews – when tired animals are the dream ticket
Flooding causes problems for a tidy badger, a dog leads a book thief to the library and it’s bedtime for bears…

Kate Kellaway

31, Jul, 2016 @6:00 AM

Ottoline Goes to School by Chris Riddell - review
Twinkletoes: ‘This is a lovely story, the sort you would read while toasting marshmallows around the campfire, spooking and teasing your friends’


03, Jul, 2016 @11:00 AM

King Flashy Pants and the Evil Emperor by Andy Riley – review
Myth-hill: ‘I recommend this book to everyone because its fun, quirky and hilarious’


03, Jul, 2016 @8:00 AM

Group Reviews – a selection
Torkington Tales reading group review Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Wonder and The Name of This Book is Secret

Torkington Tales

28, Jun, 2016 @8:00 AM

The World's Worst Children by David Walliams and Tony Ross – review
KrispyKreme12: ‘Saying this book was funny would be an understatement’


26, Jun, 2016 @8:00 AM

The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair by Lara Williamson – review
Amazed Earthling: ‘although the subject is bereavement this is not at all a depressing read and has some genuinely laugh out loud moments’

Amazed Earthling

24, Jun, 2016 @2:00 PM

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David Baddiel wins funniest book for middle grade children
Funny books are celebrated as the winners of the inaugural Laugh Out Loud book awards (The Lollies) are announced by Michael Rosen

Emily Drabble

21, Jun, 2016 @3:00 PM

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