Blog Posts tagged: Book Recommendations

Sarah Mussi

Lucky in Love - 13 Tips for Writing a Love Story

Sarah Mussi is a multi-award-winning author of children's and young adult fiction, including gripping thrillers and passionate romances. In this blog post, Sarah outlines 13 tips that will help you make sure you're not unlucky in the world of romance writing.

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Faye Bird

Why I Wanted to Write About Selective Mutism

Faye Bird was inspired to write her latest novel, What I Couldn't Tell You, after hearing the story of a young girl who suffered from Selective Mutism, an anxiety-related condition which leaves the sufferer largely unable to speak. In this blog post Faye tells us more about the condition and the challenges of conveying the main character's voice in her novel.

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Karen McCombie, author of the OMG blog

10 of my Favourite Mother-Daughter Relationships in Children's Books

Queen of tween Karen McCombie's new novel, The OMG Blog!, is a hilarious look at what happens when a group of teenage girls' mums push them too far! The world of children's books is full of memorable mother-daughter relationships - in this post, Karen tells us about some of her favourites.

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MG Leonard

MG Leonard's Top Ten Animal Characters in Children's Books

MG Leonard's Beetle Boy has been a storming success since its release. Inspired by her fascination for beetles, the book tells the story of a daring rescue attempt by a boy and his intrepid beetle companion. We were curious to know which animal characters Leonard considered to be the benchmark, so we caught up with her to find out! She was also kind enough to sign a book for us, and you can win a copy.

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Bear with hat and hare with rod

Bookbug Book of the Month: Bear and Hare Go Fishing by Emily Gravett

Win a copy of the Bear and Hare Go Fishing by Emily Gravett, a fun tale of friendship and fishy goings-on!

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Darren Shan at an Authors Live event

Darren Shan's Top Tips for Writing Horror Stories

Darren Shan's celebrated Zom-Best series reaches its conclusion with Zom-Best: Goddess, available now! To celebrate the culmination of this fantastic series, we asked Darren for his top tips on writing horror. As Darren explains, it's about a lot more than blood and guts...

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Image of comics by Maya Karmon on Stocksnap

11 Great Graphic Novel Apps

Graphic novels are exploding in popularity right now, both in the physical and digital worlds! In this blog post, school libraries and technology consultant Bev Humphrey gives the lowdown on some of the best graphic novel apps for iOS and Android devices.

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Mum and boy holding hands

Bookbug Detective: Picture Books to Help Separation Anxiety

Bookbug Detective is back with advice on picture books that deal with separation anxiety issues

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Books in two piles

The Best Teen and Children's Fiction We've Read This Spring

Our Schools team have spent the last few months reading some fantastic books for children and young adults. Discover their top recommendations!

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Cover of 100 Things to Know About Space

Why I Love Science and Non-Fiction

Alex Frith, the author of Usborne's fantastic new book, 100 Things to Know About Space, talks about the virtues of non-fiction and his love of reading and writing about science.

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