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Ready, steady, go

Really? Can they do this to me?

I had coldly calculated that I’d start my Edinburgh International Book Festival late this year. That way I can have a slightly longer/later August holiday and still be there to take in the generally excellent authors coming to do school events in the second week. 214 more words


Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff

Mila and her dad set off to visit his old friend in the States. Before they leave they receive a phone call to say the friend has gone missing. 136 more words

Book Reviews

CKG review: Beck by Mal Peet with Meg Rosoff

What makes an outstanding book for children? Rich in language, holding a compelling plot and utterly convincing characters, Beck is at the upper end of the ability and interest level for this year’s Carnegie shortlisted titles. 332 more words

All time top books

Greetings and salutations!

I thought I’d make a quick list of my favourite books, to give you an idea of what I like to read. So, in no particular order: 489 more words

How I Live Now

Meg Rosoff, Philip Nel and Reasons Why I Study Children’s Literature

Danielle Cameron is a former teaching assistant and current MPhil student. She writes about issues of intersectionality (particularly age, race and gender) in YA literature. 1,198 more words

Children's Literature

There is no Dog - Meg Rosoff. Reviewed by Mango Bubbles Boy (11)

“Imagine that God is a typical teenage boy. He is lazy, self-obsessed, sex-mad – and about to meet Lucy, the most beautiful girl on Earth. Unfortunately whenever Bob falls in love disaster follows. 203 more words

Mango Bubbles Boy

Seeing Catherine Clarke

Well, no, I haven’t. Not recently.

But I was pleased to hear that literary agent Catherine Clarke – responsible for Meg Rosoff, among many others – has been chosen Literary Agent of the Year. 201 more words