Children's books

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A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge review – darkly splendid mystery
The 2015 Costa prize winner is back with a worthy follow-up to The Lie Tree, set just before the English civil war

Philip Womack

23, Sep, 2017 @8:30 AM

Hate by Alan Gibbons – review
Livloves2read: ‘this piece of fiction opened my eyes to what this small but powerful word really means’

Livloves2read

08, Jul, 2016 @3:02 PM

The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson - review
Secret Scribbler: ‘By turns almost unremittingly poignant, caustically honest and very, very funny’

Secret Scribbler

08, Jul, 2016 @2:00 PM

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath - review
Scouting for Books: ‘234 pages of pure brilliance’

Scouting for Books

08, Jul, 2016 @1:00 PM

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’

Eligor

08, Jul, 2016 @12:00 PM

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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

Chasing the Stars by Malorie Blackman - review
Secret Scribbler: ‘poses a number of moral dilemmas which make human and manageable the vast questions echoing in the minds of Europe’s leaders and citizens right now’

Secret Scribbler

08, Jul, 2016 @11:00 AM

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!’

Dragonflame

08, Jul, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Horatio Clare and Penny Thomas win the Branford Boase award
Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot wins the award for first-time children’s authors and their editors

Emily Drabble

07, Jul, 2016 @6:30 PM

Group reviews – a selection
The Book Munchers review more Key Stage 1 and 2 favourites, plus exciting new picture books!

The Book Munchers

07, Jul, 2016 @5:00 PM

Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield - review
confessionsofabooklover: ‘so jam packed with words and expressions to toy with your emotions’

confessionsofabooklover

07, Jul, 2016 @2:00 PM

A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge - review
Secret Scribbler: ‘from a brilliant premise, Hardinge goes on to weave a richly textured world’

Secret Scribbler

07, Jul, 2016 @11:00 AM

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