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Hillary Clinton's getting a picture book tribute: Here's a sneak peek

Presidential hopefuls, a word of advice: "If you're going to run for president, you must be strong, you must be tough, you must be competitive."<p>So …


David Cadji Newby’s top 10 quests in children’s books

Quests are the perfect stuff of children’s literature. Some of the best-loved books - Treasure Island, King Arthur, The Hobbit - all involve a long, arduous, peril-filled search for something-or-other. But this narrative design has infinite possibilities. Is the quest for a physical thing or is it …


What are the best children's books on the second world war?

To mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day, children’s authors including Shirley Hughes, Michael Morpurgo, SF Said, Piers Torday and Katherine Rundell, together with children’s books site members, share their favourite books set in or about the second world war<p>We want this blog to grow, so please share …


‘Get your head out of that book!’ – the children’s stories that inspired leading writers

<b>Margaret Atwood</b><p>I learned to read before I started school. My mother claims I taught myself because she refused to read comics to me. Probably my older brother helped: he was writing comic books himself, and may have needed an audience. In any case, the first books I can remember were a …


What Pet Should I Get? by Dr Seuss, review: 'genius on every page'

An unearthed manuscript reminds Nicholas Blincoe what first drew him to the madness of Dr Seuss<p>I was too square for Dr Seuss. I had to loosen up to get him and, thanks to my friend Nat, I did. Forty years on, a new Dr Seuss book hot from New York is such a treat that I have to work hard to remember …

Dr. Seuss

What should I read next?

If the windy weather has got you battening down the hatches, you’re going to need a good book to keep you occupied! Our super team of children’s book reviewers have been busy reading and reviewing so they can suggest the best books for you to read next in the latest of our monthly series of reading …