Blog Posts tagged: Book Recommendations

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Friendship, Royalty, and Green Issues: One Librarian Selects her Favourite Picture Books of 2016

Bookbug Coordinator for Moray shares her favourite picture book reads of 2016.

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The Best Children's and Teens' Books We've Read this Winter

Some exciting new children's and teen recommendations from our Schools team, with some older classics thrown in for good measure.

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Bookbug Author Spotlight: Jessica Spanyol

Previous Bookbug Book of the Month author and illustrator, Jessica Spanyol, talks to us about the importance of challenging gender stereotypes in children's books.

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Cornelia Funke

An Interview with Cornelia Funke

Cornelia Funke is the highly acclaimed author of the Inkheart trilogy, as well as a host of celebrated titles for children. She's also a fascinating character, drawing on many different literary influences and interested in a wide range of historical settings which feed into her writing.

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Our Top Five Learning Resources for Hallowe'en

It's Hallowe'en, that time of year when we indulge the peculiar human desire to be frightened. We've got all the learning resources, book lists and blog posts you need to deliver an appropriate and safe amount of fright for your pupils.

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Meh: A Picture Book About Depression for Children

Deborah Malcolm's wordless picture book 'Meh' is a thoughtful and touching look at what it feels like to be sad all the time. In this interview we talk to Deborah about how the book came to be, as well as how her illustration and storytelling style has developed.

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Natasha Farrant

Five Minor Characters Who Deserve Their Own Books

Don't we all wonder what was really going through Mr Collins's head during Pride and Prejudice? Or how Sonya felt about being spurned in War and Peace? These are just two characters Natasha Farrant wishes could have their own spin-offs.

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Is Word Learning the Reason We Read to Children?

Bookbug's Tracy Cooper discusses how misleading research can impact on our choice of books

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Shane Hegarty

Shane Hegarty's Top Mythical Monsters

Shane Hegarty's Darkmouth series is a rollicking good fun fantasy adventure filled with monsters of many types! To mark our upcoming event with Shane, we asked him for his five favourite mythical beasts.

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Bookbug Author Spotlight: Britta Teckentrup

This month we shine the spotlight on the wonderful Britta Teckentrup, author and illustrator of over 70 children's picture books.

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