Non-fiction (children and teens)

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A is for Activist: why children’s books are getting political
Children’s literature is seeing a ‘seismic shift’ in diversity as authors say they want to make sure children of color see themselves represented

Lucia Graves

02, May, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Children’s and teens roundup: the best new picture books and novels
Mealtime wars, a puppy without a bark and crazy science … fun and facts for all ages in this month’s selection

Imogen Russell Williams

29, Dec, 2018 @8:59 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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Juno Dawson: ‘Teenagers have seen things that would make milk curdle’
The YA novelist on researching addiction, dealing with transphobes and why she loves writing for teens

Michael Hogan

01, Apr, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Children’s books roundup: the best new picture books and novels
Mole’s missing specs, a new outing for the Little Mermaid, a love song to the planet and Beetle Boy returns

Imogen Russell Williams

29, Apr, 2017 @8:30 AM

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls review – a real inspiration
Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo present young readers with a lifetime’s supply of brilliant female role models

Fiona Noble

04, Apr, 2017 @7:59 AM

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Gemma Cairney: ‘I was a naughty teen – I got told not to talk back’
The radio DJ and author on her life lessons for young and old – plus raving in Margate

Kathryn Bromwich

26, Feb, 2017 @9:00 AM

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How to get your boy reading
Boys are generally less enthusiastic than girls to spend their time reading – but all they need are a few bookworm male role models

Susan Elkin

31, Oct, 2016 @9:30 AM

The Tree Climber’s Guide by Jack Cooke - review
Eligor: ‘This book shows you that there is such a thing as an urban paradise, just in the form of a tree top’


08, Jul, 2016 @12:00 PM

The Incomplete Book of Dragons, by Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third by Cressida Cowell - review
Dragonflame: ‘as I am a dragonologist (also known as a dracologist), I find this book very handy!’


08, Jul, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Pam Royds obituary
Editor who began her career with Andre Deutsch, shaping its children’s list with child-centred books

Julia Eccleshare

04, Jul, 2016 @2:05 PM

The Aliens are Coming! by Ben Miller – review
SophieScribe: ‘In this case, judging the book by its cover and title gives exactly the right impression of what is to come’


01, Jul, 2016 @2:00 PM

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