Tag Archives: Fiction

Diverse Book Awards 2020

The winners of the Diverse Book Awards have just been announced. In the Children’s Book category, in third place is Planet Omar: Accid [...]

Summer reading highlights

Here, in no particular order, are this summer’s personal highlights.   Malcolm Duffy, Me Mam. Me Dad. Me. (Zephyr) Danny is a fou [...]

Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Award 2020 winners announced

  Congratulations to Shaun Tan and Anthony McGowan, who have won the prestigious Kate Greenaway and Carnegie medals with these wonder [...]

Recommended reading

  With two weeks to go before the winners of the prestigious Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards are announced, here is a look at two of the [...]

Children’s literature of War and Peace in the Twentieth Century

This is a longer post than usual, in celebration of a significant project on children’s literature, undertaken by School of Education [...]

British Science Week

British Science Week runs from 8th to 17th March.  To celebrate, we have put up a display of fiction and non-fiction books which could be u [...]

Branford Boase Award shortlist 2017

Are you searching for a fantastic new author to get stuck into? Well, look no further than this post. The Branford Boase Award is given annu [...]

UKLA award shortlist and other nominations announced

Three exciting book award nomination lists have recently been announced; the UKLA Book Awards shortlist, the Klaus Flugge Prize longlist, an [...]

Book Review – Hell and High Water by Tanya Landman

Hell and High Water is one of those books where you’re desperate to get to the end so you can find out what happens, but then all of a [...]

Costa and Blue Peter Book Awards shortlists announced

Costa Children’s Book Award (the following announcement has been taken from booksforkeeps.co.uk ) Costa have announced the shortlist [...]

The Island by Olivia Levez

    The Island (Oneworld) is the debut title from UK author Olivia Levez and is aimed at ages 13+. I devoured this book in one sitti [...]

Costa Children’s Book Award 2015 winner

    One of the most imaginative children’s writers today, Frances Hardinge, has won the Costa Children’s Book Award for her  [...]
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