In Her Element – review

This story’s narrative speaks volumes in very few pages, and is in a flowing cadence that will allow children to follow the story through its tricky storyline and challenging themes not often given coverage in children’s books: disability, bullying, acceptance, and a childhood unlike others. Review by Louise Date.

Jill Murphy

Jill Murphy, the children’s author and illustrator, known for the picture books The Large Family and Peace at Last, which was commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal, has died at the age of 72.

Mistaken For A Bear – review

This book shows the consequences of the British Empire at work within the class system, the collecting of ‘specimens’ from across the globe and the fact that London has always been a cosmopolitan city devoted to the amassing of capital.

David Hughes’ Pandemic Sketchbook

David Hughes has been drawing as a response to the news reporting of the pandemic and he describes how he has created a Pandemic Sketchbook.

The Story Thief – review

Olive, who lives by the shores of a small port town loves books. She is a shy child and will only leave the house to borrow them from her Library in Craggy Bay. After Olive loses her latest Library book there begins a mystery that affects the whole town. Just what is going on? Asks reviewer Karl Foster.

Orwell – review

Orwell is the new graphic novel by Pierre Christin and Sébastien Verdier tracing the life of the famous writer, know for ‘1984’. Reviewed by Louise Date ‘The whole book reads like a rip-roaring adventure’.