Picture books

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Picture books for children – reviews
The human body is brought to life, difference is celebrated – and a very long dinosaur is tickled pink

Imogen Carter

26, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Picture books for children – reviews
A journey into space and some serious monkey business portray bedtime in a whole new light, while a tiny dot gives a kindly lesson in understanding emotions

Imogen Carter

01, May, 2022 @11:30 AM

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David McKee obituary
Creator of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant and Mr Benn, who wrote and illustrated children’s classics

Julia Eccleshare

08, Apr, 2022 @3:56 PM

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Elmer and Mr Benn author David McKee dies at 87
Author and illustrator of the children’s books including Elmer, Mr Benn and Not Now, Bernard has died following a short illness

Lucy Knight

07, Apr, 2022 @12:10 PM

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Shirley Hughes, children's author and illustrator, dies aged 94
Beloved English author and artists behind more than 60 books, including Dogger and the Alfie series, was voted the most popular Kate Greenaway winner in 50 years

Claire Armitstead

02, Mar, 2022 @7:51 AM

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Picture books for children – reviews
A twist on counting, a mysterious glass marble and a subway train journey through Seoul inspire ways of looking at the world

Imogen Carter

08, Feb, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Quentin Blake: ‘I’m not so committed to cheering everybody up, you know’
He may be best known for bringing children’s books by Roald Dahl and Michael Rosen to vivid life, but a new documentary reveals the more serious side to illustrator’s career

Nicholas Wroe

17, Dec, 2021 @2:00 PM

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The best children’s books of 2021
Fiona Noble looks back on the year and, below, our critics pick their favourites in each age group

Fiona Noble, Imogen Carter and Kitty Empire

12, Dec, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Julia and the Shark’s writers on their pandemic-driven book lauded by Waterstones
The novel written and illustrated by husband-and-wife duo, Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Tom de Freston, has been named children’s gift of the year by Waterstones, while Paul McCartney’s The Lyrics wins book of 2021

Alison Flood

02, Dec, 2021 @9:35 AM

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Picture books for children – reviews
This month’s best illustrated stories, including a fiendish feline, a haunted house and a boy who finds a polar bear

Imogen Carter

19, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Children’s books roundup – the best new picture books and novels
Foxes on the run; a feathered detective; the rescue of the Titanic; plus the best new YA novels

Imogen Russell Williams

24, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Grace Hallworth obituary
Other lives: Children’s librarian and storyteller who was part of an ancient tradition that stretches from the Caribbean to Connemara

Annemarie Young

21, Sep, 2021 @3:52 PM

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