Diversity in Children's Books, Featured Topics, Reviews, Top Picks

Diversity in Children’s books: LGBTQ in focus

Part of my series on Diversity in Children's Books. LGBTQ characters in children's books are constantly a source of controversy. Have a look at any list of banned books and you won't have to go far to find characters who come under this umbrella term. To be honest, I get quite weary of the controversy.… Continue reading Diversity in Children’s books: LGBTQ in focus

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Diversity in Children's Books, Featured Topics, Reviews, Top Picks

Diversity in Children’s Books: Disability

Part of my series on Diverse children's books. For more information check out the tags. First of all, I'd like to say that I've reached out to others for a bit of help with putting together this list. Whilst I have family members who have disabilities, I am not disabled myself, and so I wanted… Continue reading Diversity in Children’s Books: Disability

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On Diversity in Children’s Books

This post is the first in a series of features on diversity in children's books. This particular one doesn't contain any book suggestions, but please keep on reading. I'd like to talk a bit about why diversity is so important. It's a truth almost universally acknowledged that children are shaped largely by their environment and… Continue reading On Diversity in Children’s Books

Reviews

Review: The Book of Dust vol.1 by Phillip Pullman

As a massive fan of the His Dark Materials trilogy since the age of nine, this might be a slightly biased review, so it might be worth bearing that in mind. Set a full ten years before The Northern Lights, La Belle Sauvage is the story of how exactly Lyra ended up at Jordan College.… Continue reading Review: The Book of Dust vol.1 by Phillip Pullman

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Review: The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

In early 20th Century Russia, or so the story goes, wolves were popular pets - until, that is, they got too big and stopped being cute and playful. At this point the wolves were usually killed. Sometimes wolves were lucky, and sent into the woods, where someone brought them back to what they once were… Continue reading Review: The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

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Spooky Stories for Creepy Kids

I know it's a little bit late for a Halloween special, but seeing as year 5 at my school are currently looking at Horror stories, I thought it might be worth putting together a few books with creepy themes to keep you shivering through the dark frosty nights. Now - these books come with a… Continue reading Spooky Stories for Creepy Kids

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Review: The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

"Maybe if we can stop being so afraid, we can remember that all of the creatures on this earth are made of stardust. And we're the only ones who get to know it." When Suzy's best (and only) friend Franny drowns,  Suzy stops speaking. On a school trip to the aquarium she discovers the rare… Continue reading Review: The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin