Children’s Literature

50 Children’s Books All Adults Should Read

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For our latest on site poll we quizzed you for some recommendations on children’s books that have a good message for adults too. We counted almost a thousand replies and from those we have a list of 50 children’s books all adults should read.

Of course we don’t want to dictate what you should read, but from your votes we have a list of fifty children’s books that you recommended! We’re sure many of you will have your own suggestions too, feel free to add them in the comments. Read More

Cute Harry Potter Products For Your Muggle-Born Baby!

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As far as you know your little one is a muggle. There has been no sign of any magical ability as of yet so I guess this is it.

No need to despair though! You can still introduce your bairn to the world of Harry Potter with this inspired range fit for any fan.

So many cute Potter-esque items it almost makes me want to have another baby…

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Judith Kerr: An Author and Her Big and Small Cats

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Judith Kerr was born on 14th June 1923 in Hamburg, Germany to a German-Jewish theatre critic. The family fled Germany in 1933 on the eve of war, fearful because Judith’s father had been openly critical of the Nazis, events that inspired her writing for years to come.

Originally a budding artist, this was put on the backburner when she became a refugee. Eventually the family would settle in Britain and when Judith had her own children she started writing and drawing again. Read More

Winner of The Children’s Book Award 2017 Announced

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Back in February we brought you the shortlist of the Children’s Book Award 2017 and it made for an interesting collection of books. In a ceremony in London today the overall winner was announced and it’s a record-breaking fourth win for Michael Morpurgo for his book An Eagle in the Snow.

In the 37 years that the award has been announced, no one has won four times but all that changed today for former Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo who collects the overall prize. Read More

10 Wonderful Body Positivity Books for Children

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When I was growing up there were not many books regarding body shapes, disabilities, or the varieties in skin colour. The limited choices we did have were few and far between, so to see the array of educational and fun books on offer for children today is heartening.

Children now have access to some wonderful picture books to help them learn about themselves, their friends, and their neighbours. The books we have selected celebrate difference, accept disabilities, and help children embrace their own bodies.

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New Book Coming from Lemony Snicket Later this Year

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It’s announced today that author of A Series of Unfortunate Events Daniel Handler – writing as Lemony Snicket – is to release a new book later this year. The Bad Mood and the Stick promises to wow readers in truly Lemony Snickett style.

The Bad Mood and the Stick will be Lemony Snicket’s thirteenth published book after A Series of Unfortunate Events and other works. Read More

9 Year Old Becomes one of UK’s Youngest Published Authors

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9 year old Isabel Harris has become one of the UK’s youngest published authors after winning a Book People’s competition and her book, The Moon Man goes on sale this week!

Isabel Harris won the Book People’s first Bedtime Story competition, which challenged children aged between 5 and 11 to create a picture book on the theme of animals. The winning story was chosen from more than 1,000 entries and will be available to buy from June 1st, with all proceeds going to the charity Action for Children. Read More

Book Donations Required After School Fire

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The Kugaardjuq School in Kugaaruk serves a remote community with three hundred students and 45 employees. The school is a lifeline in such a remote community of just 900, but in March disaster struck as the school was gutted by fire. An arsonist has been charged with the crime of burning down the school, but while most media outlets are reporting the fire, we’re supporting an appeal for donated books! Read More

Make Your Own Alice in Wonderland Garden!

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Many of us adore Alice in Wonderland, and have read the books and seen the movies… Now we can make our own garden!

We stumbled upon this video on Facebook last week and just had to share it with you.

It looks very simple to make, and with a little love and cultivation it could be a beautiful addition to any patio or backyard.

Check out the quick video of how to create your own. Find links below for the sweet little Alice figurines for that extra magical touch. (Choose from figures with glitter or without!)

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