Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock – “The Book of Dust” is on its way!

Fans of Philip Pullman, who have waited very patiently for quite a while, will be rushing to bookshops from midnight tonight to buy the firs [...]

Delving into the magical world of fairy tales

Yesterday, I was given a wonderful opportunity to attend a lecture on Children’s Literature (EE104 – week 2), run by Sandra Williams [...]

Libraries Week 9th – 14th October 2017

  This week is Libraries Week, where we celebrate all of our different kinds of libraries – including school libraries, public libraries [...]

Jack takes on the giants once more

I recently read a retelling of a story called “The Fiery Dragon” in Daniel Morden’s book Dark Tales from the Woods. The notorious Jack [...]

“Words Have Power. Read a Banned Book”

This week (Sept 24th – Sept 30th) is Banned Books Week, where we celebrate our right to read. The American Library Association’s Office [...]

Arthur Rackham – 150th Anniversary

The 19th September marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Arthur Rackham, one of the leading illustrators during the “Golden Age of I [...]

Fairy tales around the world

We have recently added to our Traditional Tales section a series of Beloved Tales published by Raintree.  These are collections, in one sli [...]

A round up of award winners

As the new academic year gets under way, here is a round up of some great children’s literature that has been recognised as excellent [...]

Science through story

Our latest booklist is a catalogue of good quality picture books that would enrich many a science topic.      Click here for the full lis [...]

UKLA Book Award winners announced

Ross Collins wins the 3 to 6 category of the 2017 UKLA Book Award. Strong rhythm and rhyme, interesting words and humorous pictures work we [...]

Lauren Child is the new Children’s Laureate

Lauren Child, award winning author and illustrator, has become the tenth Children’s Laureate.  Child’s work includes the Charli [...]

Goodbye from me

This will be my final post as author of the children’s literature blog as I am moving on from the University of Brighton. The vacant p [...]
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