Blog Posts tagged: Book Recommendations

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Five Picture Books Which Would End In Disaster

There's a reason why people read children picture books and don't show them, say, David Cronenberg films: it's because picture books are generally nice, and Cronenberg movies are decapitation-heavy. And yet, picture books assume the very best about human beings and the animal kingdom, as well as disregarding the caprice of Mother Nature. So which picture books would end bloodiest? Let's find out...

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Bookbug Book of the Month: I Will Love You Anyway by Mick and Chloë Inkpen

Win a copy of I Will Love You Anyway, a charming story about a badly behaved dog and the one person he can count on.

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William Sutcliffe

Four Books I Loved While Growing Up

William Sutcliffe is the author of Concentr8, a gripping novel for teens, as well as The Wall, which was shortlisted for the 2015 Scottish Children's Book Awards. In this blog post, William tells us more about the fiction that captivated him as a boy.

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

Want to find some great new additions to your must-read list? Our Schools team is on hand with some fantastic recommendations!

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Bookbug Book of the Month: Clive and his Babies by Jessica Spanyol

Win a copy of the brilliant Clive and his Babies in our Bookbug Book of the Month competition

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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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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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