A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Georghia Ellinas

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Shakespeare plays are given a new lease of life under the skillful crafting of Georghia Ellinas and Jane Ray. Beautifully re-told and illustrated, these will introduce Shakespeare to a new audience. Georghia has written a fabulous piece for the FCBG about We know that stories play a crucial part in developing children’s understanding of the […]

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Raising Hell by Bryony Pearce- A Guest Post

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We love to feature YA titles on the blog- they are hugely popular and offer our readers a vast range of titles to read. We are so excited to welcome author Bryony Pearce to the blog today to share her thoughts on settings! A wonderful piece! For more details about Bryony and her books, check […]

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The King’s Birthday Suit by Peter Bently!

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Another fantastic book from Peter Bently! This cleverly written rhyming story is a fashionable twist on The Emperor’s New Clothes. Colourfully illustrated by Claire Powell, young readers will love this hilarious twist on a classic tale. We felt truly honoured to ask Peter some questions about his latest picture book! This is a super stylish […]

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My Daddies by Gareth Peter and Garry Parsons

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A brilliant and beautiful story! Delightfully illustrated and perfect for sharing with all ages! We were so excited to be able to ask Gareth a few questions about his debut picture book! This is your debut picture book, how have you found the publishing process? I have loved every single, creative minute. To do something […]

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Barnes Children’s Literature Festival 2021

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This exciting and fantastic festival is back and getting ready to welcome the public for the first in person festival this year! Read on for a message from Festival Director, Amanda Brettargh and for further details on their programme and events. https://www.barneskidslitfest.org/ ‘After such a turbulent year, everyone here in Barnes, and all our authors, […]

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Super Dweeb and the Pencil of Destiny by Jess Bradley

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Creating Comics For Children! Comics and graphic novels are becoming increasingly popular in schools as a way to engage struggling and reluctant readers and also because they’re just awesome in general! I’ve been an illustrator for ten years now and seven of those have been focussed on creating comics. I’m a writer and artist for […]

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Cooking for Your Kids

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Cooking For Your Kids: At Home with World’s Greatest Chefs by Joshua David Stein is published by Phaidon, £29.95 (phaidon.com) Phaidon have published a wonderful new book full of recipes from around the world and from a huge variety of chefs. We have put together a fantastic menu of recipes for you to try at […]

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Pop Up Festival

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What a difference a decade of Pop Up has made Bookings open for June 14-18 free festival Of everything children, families and schools have missed out on this year, shared live events that make reading fun are among the biggest losses. The pandemic-related literacy attainment gap is evident in Department for Education January 2021 figures […]

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Twitch by M.G. Leonard

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Twitch is the latest middle grade novel from author extraordinaire, M.G. Leonard. Featuring a young boy with impressive twitching skills and a mystery to solve, readers will find themselves completely hooked! We were so pleased to be able to ask M.G. Leonard a few questions and her answers are fantastic! There is a new website […]

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Llama on a Mission- Q&A with Annabelle Sami

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Annabelle Sami has such a fantastic style of writing and her two books featuring Yasmin and Levi are sure to delight readers! We asked Annabelle Sami some questions and we love her answers! Can you tell us about Llama on a Mission in a couple of sentences? Yasmin has finally found her voice but is […]

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