David Almond

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Vick Hope: 'I didn’t just cry when reading A Little Life, I bawled'
The TV presenter, author and Women’s prize judge on reading To Kill a Mockingbird at nine, the influence of Malorie Blackman and her love for David Almond’s novels

Vick Hope

19, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Fiction for older children review – wayward wizards and a war of the worlds
History and the mysteries of the human heart take centre stage in this month’s best tales

Kitty Empire

17, Nov, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Children’s and teens roundup: the best new picture books and novels
Dogs and jungle animals for young ones, politics and mysteries for older readers

Imogen Russell Williams

26, May, 2018 @8:01 AM

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Children's authors slam celebrity-heavy World Book Day lineup
Led by David Almond and Anthony McGowan, writers have spoken out against stress on famous names in works chosen for 2018 event

Alison Flood

02, Oct, 2017 @12:28 PM

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Guardian children's fiction prize 2016 shortlist announced
Historical and contemporary fiction go head-to-head as UK authors Tanya Landman and Alex Wheatle vie with US writer Brian Selznick and Australian Zana Fraillon for the only children’s book award judged by children’s authors

Alison Flood

18, Oct, 2016 @10:57 AM

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David Almond's The Savage, book-to-play – review
Bookgroup Millennium Riot Readers got to see David Almond’s stage adaptation of his book The Savages at the Live Theatre, in Newcastle. Here they tell us all about it

Millennium Riot Readers

08, Jul, 2016 @11:14 AM

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Top 10 teen books for summer
As school begins to wind up, we’ve got the whole heady summer ahead of us. Here are Liz Flanagan’s recommended YA summery reads, from Meg Rosoff’s How I live Now to Kevin Brooks’ Black Rabbit Summer

Liz Flanagan

07, Jul, 2016 @7:00 AM

Group Reviews – a selection
The Millennium RIOT Readers review The Sin Eater’s Daughter, My Name is Mina and The Weight of Water

The Millennium RIOT Readers

30, Jun, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Eighty years of children's books: the best Carnegie medal winners
Julia Eccleshare looks back at the incredible roll-call of past Carnegie medal winners since the children’s book prize began in 1936, and wonders if any have been unjustly forgotten

Julia Eccleshare

13, Jun, 2016 @2:29 PM

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13 children's books you can see on stage this summer
Your favourite characters are leaping out of the page and onto the stage. Find out where you can watch the creations of authors from Roald Dahl to Michael Morpurgo to David Almond come to life

Tal Fox

12, Jun, 2016 @8:00 AM

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What are the best children's books of 2015?
Authors including David Almond, Chris Riddell and Louise O’Neill, Guardian children’s books editors plus teen readers reveal their top children’s and teen reads of 2015

Emily Drabble

14, Dec, 2015 @11:25 AM

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If the real world isn't censored – why should fiction be?
Last week author Lynne Reid Banks criticised the choice of David Almond’s A Song for Ella Grey as winner of the Guardian children’s fiction prize 2015. Site members ConfessionsofaBookLover and Lottie Longshanks respond

ConfessionsofaBookLover and Lottie Longshanks

07, Dec, 2015 @1:59 PM

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