War (children and teens)

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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

The Story of Antigone by Ali Smith – review
Livloves2read: ‘Even before I started to read this slim little book, I noticed what a piece of art it was’

Livloves2read

05, Jul, 2016 @8:00 AM

Stay Where You Are and Then Leave by John Boyne – review
Joe, Dorset Reading Partners: ‘yet another brilliant book by the author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’

Joe, Dorset Reading Partners

27, Jun, 2016 @8:00 AM

And I Darken by Kiersten White – review
Scribblekeeks: ‘I need a sequel!’

Scribblekeeks

26, Jun, 2016 @2:00 PM

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Robert C O’Brien's Z for Zachariah: a complex exploration of power and gender
Jenny Downham explains how Robert C O’Brien’s novel of post-nuclear apocalypse gave her far more than relief from the fear of nuclear war in the 1970s – a life-long belief in the strength of girls and women, and the prototype for her own fictional heroines

Jenny Downham

20, Jun, 2016 @7:00 AM

The Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse –review
Valentine: ‘A beautifully written book with a heroine you are unlikely to forget’

Valentine

09, Jun, 2016 @2:00 PM

Stay Where You Are and Then Leave by John Boyne – review
Joe, Dorset Reading Partners: ‘This is yet another brilliant book by John Boyne, author of Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’

Joe, Dorset Reading Partners

28, May, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Sarah Crossan wins the Irish children's book of the year
A moving story of conjoined twins written in verse sweeps to victory at the Children’s Books Ireland awards 2016, with Louise O’Neill receiving the Honour award

Paula Erizanu

23, May, 2016 @12:03 PM

V for Violet by Alison Rattle – review
Charissa: ‘I thought that the introduction of the murder mystery was an interesting way to add a third dimension to the so-far bland storyline’

Charissa

20, May, 2016 @8:00 AM

Looking at the Stars by Jo Cotterill – review
Amazed Earthling: I would not have chosen to read a book with this type of subject matter but I am glad that I did

Amazed Earthling

19, May, 2016 @8:00 AM

Group reviews – a selection
Members of the Fun Book and Biscuit Club review three exciting books with vastly different narratives

Fun Book and Biscuit Club

10, May, 2016 @11:00 AM

Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian – review
rishabh_space: ‘Michelle Magorian paints a very sensitive picture of love, hatred and loss’

rishabh_space

10, May, 2016 @8:00 AM

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