Monday, 14 December 2015

The Broken King and The King's Shadow in The Guardian Children's Books of the Year

A lovely Christmas present came today - the great Philip Reeve has chosen The King's Shadow as one of his children's books of the year. Callay! Read the whole list here.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Literary Review December Children's Book Round Up

From The Iliad, ill. Neil Packer
As December approaches, so, with the regularity of the seasons, comes my round-up for Literary Review, which this year features the following books:

Railhead by Philip Reeve
Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
Anything that Isn't This by Chris Priestley
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
Boy 23 by Jim Carrington
The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell
Love Notes for Freddie by Eva Rice
Mango & Bambang the Not-A-Pig by Polly Faber, ill. Clara Vulliamy
Nelly and the Quest for Captain Peabody by Roland Chambers, ill. Ella Okstad
The Iliad by Gillian Cross, ill. Neil Packer.