Blog Posts tagged: Book Recommendations

Bookbug Picture Book Prize

The Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2018: Meet the Authors and Illustrators

Celebrate the launch of the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2018 by finding out about our shortlisted authors and illustrators and watching them read their books in our author videos!

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Family sharing Who's That?

Bookbug Detective: Photographic Books for Little Ones

Bookbug Detective helps a family looking for something for a little girl who loves Rod Campbell's Who's That?

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Lauren Child at our Authors Live event

5 Highlights from Lauren Child's Authors Live Event

Our Authors Live event with the Children's Laureate will give your pupils an insight into her life as a writer. Find out how the Ruby Redfort novels came to be and get her top writing tips.

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Metaphrog Interview: On Graphic Novels and The Little Mermaid

Comic creators Metaphrog are back with a critically acclaimed retelling of Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tale The Little Mermaid. We caught up with them for a chat about the book, fairy tales, illustration, and what makes a good story.

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Mrs Pepperpot riding on the back of a cat

5 Small but Mighty Characters from Picture Books

Picture books are full of small but mighty characters - here are 5 of our favourites!

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8 teen books you need to read, as chosen by Paisley Grammar pupils

In the third instalment of our Pupils Recommend series, Paisley Grammar School pupils tell us the titles that have had them hooked over the previous months! If your school would like to participate, just get in touch!

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Book Fox: 5 YA Thrillers I Can't Wait to Read

This summer is going to be packed with exciting young adult titles. If you're looking for some page-turning action, Claire Forrester, aka The Book Fox, has taken some time off her YouTube vlogging to recommend some fantastic upcoming titles.

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13 Books You Need to Read, Chosen by Forfar Academy Pupils

In the second of our pupil recommendation blogs, Forfar Academy step up to the plate. Read on for a diverse range of recommendations from fantasy to horror and mystery, as well as a golden oldie!

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Maria Turtschaninoff

Maria Turtschaninoff on Writing Naondel

Maria Turtschaninoff is the author of The Red Abbey Chronicles, a dark and exciting YA series exploring a young girl's fight against a patriarchal society. It's a deep and absorbing feminist read, but also a fast-paced and thrilling one, and it's picked up a huge audience across the globe. In this interview, Maria talks about writing Naondel, the second book in the series.

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Andrew Beasley

Andrew Beasley: Burning Questions About Reading for Pleasure in Schools

How much influence can a school have in a child's reading choices? How do you persuade children to read more widely? And why do pupils who don't like reading still enjoy hearing a story? Andrew Beasley, primary teacher and author of the fantastic new S.C.R.E.A.M series, answers these questions and more in our interview.

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