Picture books

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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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Jill Murphy, children’s author and illustrator, dies aged 72
The writer was best known for the much-loved picture book Peace at Last and the Worst Witch series of novels

Weronika Strzyżyńska

20, Aug, 2021 @3:33 PM

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The picture book fighting back against Russia’s LGBT+ propaganda law
A story for children about families with same-sex parents has been published in Russia as part of a campaign to have the country’s ‘gay propaganda’ law repealed

Alison Flood

17, Aug, 2021 @2:33 PM

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Picture books for children – reviews
From a giggly desert island to the humble hero of the Titanic, these illustrated tales will buoy up young minds

Imogen Carter

27, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Hungary fines bookshop chain over picture book depicting LGBT families
Líra Könyv made to pay £600 for failing to clearly indicate the story featured ‘a family that is different than a normal family’

Alison Flood

08, Jul, 2021 @12:09 PM

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Waterstones prize winner Elle McNicoll: ‘I never saw autistic girls in books’
The author was repeatedly told that no one wanted to read fun books with disabled heroes. Now she has won the £5,000 Waterstones children’s book prize for her debut, A Kind of Spark

Alison Flood

01, Jul, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Children’s authors on Eric Carle: ‘He created readers as voracious as that caterpillar’
Authors from Julia Donaldson to Cressida Cowell pay tribute to the beloved author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, who has died aged 91

Alison Flood

27, May, 2021 @1:43 PM

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John Burningham’s final picture book is poignant tale of ‘difficult’ dog’s last trip
Air Miles has been illustrated by his wife Helen Oxenbury and finished by Bill Salaman, friend of the author who died in 2019

Alison Flood

15, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Picture books for children – reviews
From boys forging strong friendships to confused mammoths waking up in New York, these illustrated tales gently unlock young emotions

Imogen Carter

04, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Children’s books roundup – the best new picture books and novels
The dangerous beauty of sharks, sisters in 18th-century England, the biology of the brain and more - plus the best new YA novels

Imogen Russell Williams

26, Mar, 2021 @12:00 PM

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