Blog Posts tagged: Book Recommendations

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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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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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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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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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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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6 amazing facts about the human body

It's British Science Week, and there's no better time to introduce your pupils to some amazing facts about the human body, courtesy of Usborne Publishing's newly released Big Book of the Body!

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Why I Wanted to Write About Disability

Children's writer Nicola Davies discusses the difficult journey towards getting her new picture book, Perfect, published and why she was so passionate about it

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Kathryn Evans

How writing YA helped me make sense of my childhood

We never really leave our childhood completely behind us, and some experiences are so powerful that we reflect on them continually as adults. In this post, debut teen author Kathryn Evans explains how she drew on real life experiences to write her unique novel More of Me, which has been winning rave reviews across the board!

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The best literary love mash-ups for Valentine’s Day

Can you imagine Lizzie Bennet hooking up with Gale Hawthorne, or Daenerys Targaryen with Aragorn? Discover our favourite cross-over literary couples.

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Why The Lie Tree's Costa win is important

Frances Hardinge's The Lie Tree recently scooped the top prize at the 2015 Costa Book Awards, becoming the first children's book to bag the honour since Philip Pullman's The Amber Spyglass in 2001. It's an important moment for children's fiction, and here's why!

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