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21/07/2014 by Michelle Magorian
Michelle Magorian talks about the photograph that inspired her novel Back Home. The book, and Magorian's other children's classic, Goodnight Mister Tom,...
15/07/2014 by Hayley Campbell
The author of the new book about Neil Gaiman, Hayley Campbell, has picked out her favourite facts from the book.
15/07/2014 by Nicola Morgan
Nicola Morgan, author of The Teenage Guide to Stress, tells us the ten things we forget when we're stressed. The book is a scientific guide to...
20/05/2014 by Dr. Kelly Sheridan
Dr. Kelly Sheridan is a professor of forensics at Northumbria University. She's a panellist at the Crime Story Festival for crime writers and readers at Northumbria University from 31st May - 1st June. She tells us about her favourite characters who work in forensics as well as how the fictionalised version compares to real life.
20/05/2014 by Anna James
Cathryn Dresser, best known for coming fifth in her series of "The Great British Bake-Off", has written her first cookbook. Let's Bake features 52 recipes for parents to cook with children. We asked Jo and Zeb (three) to try out some of the recipes.
15/05/2014 by James Dawson
YA thriller author James Dawson tells us about being shortlisted for the 2014 Queen of Teen award.
15/05/2014 by Anna James
Terra by Mitch Benn is out in paperback today. Gollancz exclusively shares the trailer with us here!
14/05/2014 by Johanna Mackin
Every year, Mental Health Awareness Week determines to shed light on a psychological symptom or condition in an effort to raise the public consciousness and generate a more understanding support network for the afflicted. This year’s focus is anxiety. Anxiety is relatable to all of us, but for those experiencing it at an acute level on a daily basis, it can be a grave and debilitating obstacle to functional, everyday life. In support of this progressive event in the mental health calendar, here are five books about the perpetually anxious.
14/05/2014 by Rebecca Stevens
Rebecca Stevens, author of Valentine Joe, tells us about her favourite novels about war.
12/05/2014 by Rosie Goldsmith
Rosie Goldsmith is a journalist and chair of the European Literature Night. The ELN takes places at the British Library on 14th May and is a celebration of the best writing from around Europe. You can find out more and book tickets here. Here Rosie tells us about her favourite contemporary novels in translation.
07/05/2014 by Diogo Mainardi
Diogo Mainardi has written a book for his teenage son who has cerebral palsy. The book is a journey of 424 steps that start with Tito’s disastrous birth in Lombardo’s Renaissance hospital, Venice. Along the way he describes the Western culture that surround them, from the words of Dante and Proust, to the art of Rembrandt and Monet, to the music of Neil Young and the games they play like Assassin’s Creed, to show how this one boy’s fate has been shaped by history. This is a celebration of love and courage, and of the hope and faith we place in our children. Here he tells us why he decided to write a book for his son Tito.
07/05/2014 by Damian Dibben
Author of "The History Keepers" series, Damian Dibben, tells us about the research he's done all over the world, including some explorations that have got him into trouble.
07/05/2014 by Dave Cousins
Dave Cousins' new book, Charlie Merrick's Misfits, tells the story of Charlie and his football team as they try to win a youth team exhibition spot in the World Cup. The book takes the form of their entry and is packed with facts, doodles and match report. Here Dave tells us about his favoutie comics and graphic novels.
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