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Two Takes: Star-Crossed Lovers

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is one of the most retold stories in history. Here a few…



Honestly, I’ve never gotten the hype. They really aren’t the worlds greatest lovers. 502 more words

Books On Monday

Review - Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman (2001)

Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman (2001)

Just to warn you, the following review may be a little biased as this book is the one I would rush to save if a fire broke out. 671 more words

NOUGHTS AND CROSSES - Malorie Blackman

One of the most heart-rending pieces of children’s literature, Noughts and Crosses is a book to be remembered long after you finish reading it. Blackman succeeds in using a dystopian theme to present racism, pairing a modern day setting with a society where white people (Crosses) are the superior race in relation to black people (noughts – indeed with a lower-case “ 244 more words


The New Children's Laureate: Chris Riddell

I was very pleased to find out today that the new Children’s Laureate has been announced and it is an author and illustrator who I am very fond of; Chris Riddell. 196 more words


'Yes to everything'

When I saw Chris Riddell’s instagram doodle of Philip Ardagh yesterday morning, I sort of wondered if it ‘was him.’ Him, who would take over from Malorie Blackman as… 221 more words


Child Laureate Named

Ok, so the title is slightly misleading, maybe. There is not a Laureate who is a child. It is a new Laureate for children. Malorie Blackman has filled the role for the last two years and now Chris Riddell is taking over. 195 more words