Tag Archives: children’s books

Ursula Le Guin on YA Literature

Children have no corner on imagination, nor can you limit fantasy to the experience of adolescents. Kids are perfectly capable of reading about adults, and will do so, if the adults do anything interesting — as they do in science … Continue reading

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Books, Books, and More Books

Petra has become an avid listener to bedtime stories and has graduated from picture books to chapter books. She’s all over Enid Blyton’s Enchanted Wood series. And we’ve read lots of the old faithfuls of young children’s literature. Winnie the … Continue reading

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Alan Garner to conclude Weirdstone of Brisingamen trilogy

Alan Garner to conclude Weirdstone of Brisingamen trilogy | Books | guardian.co.uk. Yay! Some of the favourite books of my childhood these. And now there will be a sequel. Garner writes beautifully crafted, complex novels set in the real landscape … Continue reading

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Max Barry | Dogs and Smurfs

Max Barry | Dogs and Smurfs. A funny and provocative rant exploring the way that stories about boys and men are considered normative, while stories about girls and women occupy a women’s literature ghetto.  It’s all about dogs and smurfs … Continue reading

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Reliving My Youth

This afternoon I read The House that Sailed Away by Pat Hutchins, in between reading Petra’s new library books to her over and over, dealing with several loads of washing, making a quick trip to the supermarket, and cooking a … Continue reading

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Feeling Seedy

But here I am even so. Petra celebrated her first day of kindy by acquiring a nasty feverish kind of virus, and I fear that she’s passed it on to me. So a light, simple post is the order of … Continue reading

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And While We’re on the Subject of Children’s Books

The six full-length Wombles books written by Elisabeth Beresford are in the throes of being re-released. I was so keen to lay my hands on the first two, The Wombles and The Wandering Wombles, that I ordered them from Amazon.co.uk … Continue reading

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