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BookTalk event, 30th October 2017: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

Following on from our last event celebrating Harry Potter’s 20th anniversary, the next BookTalk of the year will continue the focus on contemporary children’s literature with a discussion of Mark Haddon’s prizewinning novel… 345 more words


Growing up gorilla is just like any kind of growing up. You make mistakes. You play. You learn. You do it all over again.

The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate


Fort Building Time

Hey guys!  I just wanted to let you all know about my sister’s latest book called Fort Building Time!

She is now a two time author having previously written… 198 more words


Little Women

Why I read it:

I’ve always been interested in representations of female agency, particularly in YA texts. I included this as part of a reading list for an imaginary undergraduate “Intro to Children’s Lit” course because I think, as an early example of literature written expressly for young women, it’s a landmark text. 840 more words

Some Kind of Carrots

There once was a boy who loved jellybeans.
He loved all the colors, reds, blues, yellows and greens.
But he liked the orange ones better than any other, 540 more words


New Book: Rudolfo Anaya's Owl in a Straw Hat/El Tecolote del sombrero de paja

Kudos to Rudolfo Anaya, who keeps coming out with new books even in the twilight of his career.

Text from publisher:

This masterfully written children’s book by New Mexico’s favorite storyteller is a delightful tale about a young owl named Ollie who lives in an orchard with his parents in northern New Mexico. 222 more words


New in Children's Literature: Los Gatos Black on Halloween

Original post by Rene Colato Lainez found here: http://labloga.blogspot.com/2017/10/los-gatos-black-on-halloween.html

  • Los Gatos Black on Halloween by Marisa Montes, illustrated by Yuyi Morales
  • Age Range: 4 – 8 years…
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