My 3 top books for 2018 - so hard to choose! 𝗟𝗲𝗻𝗻𝘆'𝘀 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗼𝗳 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 by Karen Foxlee Lenny lives with her mother and younger brother Davey, a boy who lights up the room and will not stop growing. Lenny and Davey learn about a big, beautiful world as weekly issues of an encyclopedia set … Continue reading Best Children’s Books I read in 2018: from Inda Ahmad Zabri
https://mailchi.mp/brainpickings/best-childrens-books-2018?e=2db4897516 Maria Popova has chosen some of the loveliest books published this year. She says great children’s books transcend both age and time and here is a collection to browse through and enjoy. Your bookshop or local public library can help you find them.
Choosing the best books from a year is always difficult as it is impossible to keep the list short. I have cheated a little and chosen favourite authors who have produced work that has given so much pleasure to so many people this year. Long may they write! 1. JACLYN MORIARTY The two tales … Continue reading Best Children’s Books I read in 2018: from Mia Macrossan
Dimity Powell is a children's author who recently published At the End of Holyrood Lane. This is super hard btw but here are my attempts at narrowing things down – not something that I’m naturally good at! (You’ll note, I’ve blatantly ignored the rule of three concept, apologies) Non-Fiction: Real Food Kids Will Love by Annabel Karmel – there’s … Continue reading Best children’s books I read in 2018: from Dimity Powell
StoryLinks asked authors, reviewers and people involved in the children's literature world for their three favourites from 2018. This selection is from Jenny Stubbs, the President of Book Links. Lenny's Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee. This beautifully written story of Lenny and her gentle giant of a brother will leave you in tears, but … Continue reading Best children’s books I read in 2018: from Jenny Stubbs
Debbie spoke to Mia Macrossan about her writing life. Why do write children's stories? Do you write any other kinds of stories? What kind of stories do you write - do you write for a particular age group or do you write for everyone? When did you start writing? Since I was very young, around … Continue reading StoryLinks interviews Debbie Smith, winner of the 2018 StoryLinks Short Story Competition
Tuck Shop Takeover by Combat Dad By Debbie Smith “The school is looking for tuck shop ladies, I mean helpers. Maybe you should sign up?” Mum tells Dad. “Shesh!” I blurt. Mum and Dad both turn to look at me. “What?” Mum shrugs her shoulders and gives me the glare; the glare that means … Continue reading Read winning story of 2018 StoryLinks Short Story Competition