Children’s Literature

Michael Morpurgo to Publish Retelling of the Wizard of Oz

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Toto: The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of the Wizard of Oz on Pre-order Now

HarperCollins has confirmed that it will be publishing a retelling of Frank Baum’s classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz written by children’s author and former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo. The news was announced at the London Book Fair this week, and is already sending waves of excitement through the industry. Read More

Plan The Perfect Beatrix Potter Party

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The world of Beatrix Potter has been around since the early 1900s, and has grown in popularity over the years that followed. Her anthropomorphised animal characters are well-loved by children all over the world, from the naughty little Peter Rabbit to the unfortunate Jemima Puddle-Duck. Potter’s continuing favour among families can be seen in the extensive range of merchandise depicting Peter and Friends, including toys, tea sets, and clothing.

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Amy Krouse Rosenthal: A Celebration of her Life

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Amy Krouse Rosenthal was a person who liked to make things.

She was born on 29th of April 1965 in Chicago, Illinois, the city she loved and lived in all her life until her death on March 13th 2017.

She will be missed by all who love her: from her beloved family to her amazing fans. Her award-winning books are part of her huge legacy, and her curious and creative spirit lives on in them, and in her children.

Her YouTube videos and TedTalk contributions were funny and inspiring, and the impact she had on the world and people around her will never be forgotten.

Rest in peace, Amy.

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15 Of The Best World Book Day Costumes 2017

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World Book Day on the 2nd of March 2017, was another astounding success thanks to schools all over the UK and Ireland ditching uniform for fancy dress.

Each child in participating schools dressed up as their favourite (or their parents’ favourite) book characters. There were some of the usual Harry Potters, Willy Wonkas, and Cats in Hats, as well as some of more imaginative costumes.

Here are some of our favourites from Twitter…

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First Look at Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated

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When Jim Kay illustrated the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone story a couple of years ago we were promised one new book in the series every year. At the end of last year Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was released and many fans felt the illustrations just got better and better, and today we have the first look at the third book in the Harry Potter Franchise as we get an illustrated look at the Prisoner of Azkaban. Read More

New Book Teaching Girls How to Rebel Against Stereotypes

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A brand new book, Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls is offering young girls real life heroes to aspire to, and they’re not pink princess girls!

The book begins with the story of Malala Yousafzai with “Once there was a girl who loved school” and continues with the stories of 100 inspirational women who have rebelled against gender norms for a modern age. Read More