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Book Review: Boys Don't Cry

I read Noughts and Crosses years and years ago and I loved the book. I actually bought them a couple of years ago but haven’t gotten round to reading them again yet (I’m a bit of a compulsive book buyer…) so when I saw Boys Don’t Cry on the Kindle store by the same author as the Noughts and Crosses books, I knew I had to buy it straight away. 539 more words


Guardian celebrates cultural and ethnic diversity in children’s books

Yesterday, Guardian Children’s Books released a list of the 50 best children’s books published from 1950 to the present day that celebrate cultural and ethnic diversity. 360 more words

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

WWW Wednesday #90

Welcome to another WWW Wednesday! To participate in WWW Wednesday, you need to answer three questions.

•What are you currently reading?
•What did you recently finish reading? 181 more words

Books 'n' Stuff

Review: Boys Don't Cry by Malorie Blackman

Having chosen to dedicate my blog to books says a lot by itself, but deciding to read a book more then once says more.



For the Love of Reading!

Yesterday I attended the panel discussion, A Good School For All at the Cheltenham Literary Festival. It was interesting, but it was also frustrating.

Nick Gibb, the Conservative MP, provided a ream of impressive figures about assessments, results etc. 292 more words

Malorie Blackman at the Cheltenham Literary Festival

This was a brilliant event. Michael Rosen had me in stitches and Malorie Blackman was informative, fun, down to earth and inspiring. I’m not going to repeat word for word what she said but here are some points she made that I found interesting: 324 more words

Diversity - you, me and everyone

The YA and children’s book world has been talking about diversity lately. Diversity just means including or representing people from different social backgrounds, ethnic backgrounds, religions, able bodied and disabled – all shapes and sizes and colours. 482 more words