Blog Posts tagged: Book Recommendations

Cover of the Usborne Big Book of the Body

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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Lover Books by Hazel Marie

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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Cover of The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

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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Cover of Little People, Big Dreams: Coco Chanel

Women in picture books: are we there yet?

María Isabel Sánchez Vegara, Ana Albero and Gee Fan Eng's fantastic picture books about the lives of inspiring women will give children a great insight into what's possible when people follow their dreams. In this blog post Katie Cotton, senior editor at Frances Lincoln Children's Books, asks if we are representing women properly in picture books, and shares some aspects of creating the Little People, Big Dreams books.

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Teachers' and Librarians' Favourite Short Stories

In the right hands, a short story can resonate every bit as much as a novel, introducing compelling characters and dilemmas that capture our imagination. In this post, we share some favourites from secondary teachers and librarians across the country. Set in a wide variety of locations and ranging from funny to tragic, these suggestions are sure to yield something for every taste.

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Girl on hospital bed with stethoscope

Bookbug Detective: Books About Going to Hospital

Bookbug Detective is back with books that can help children who are anxious about going to hospital

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Joseph Delaney

5 Tips for Writing Fantasy

Ahead of his special event with Scottish Book Trust, teen sci-fi and fantasy author Joseph Delaney shares his top tips for weaving together imaginary worlds.

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Don’t Stand By: 4 YA Books About Speaking Out

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day here are our top picks of YA books which challenge us to speak out.

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