Greenslade's disarmingly honest tale of survival in 1970s Canada is vivid, moving and memorable. T
There is more than one kind of survival. You may need to withstand elemental onslaughts or, just as testing, the wrecking of your interior landscape. In
This latest stand-alone novel from Meg Rosoff is quite as original and engrossing as the five distinguished predecessors that started with the story of a future Britain under foreign domination in How I live Now, recently released as a film.
Gaby Winters' life used to be pretty normal. She lived with her best friend. She worked in a library. She was slowly getting over the death of her twin brother, Jude. Until Rafa arrived.
Now Gaby has discovered she is one of the Rephaim - descended fro
Enormouse isn’t quite like the other mice. He’s big. Really big. And while his great size can be a useful thing (he can reach into high cupboards when they’re foraging, he can carry more cheese), that doesn’t stop the others laughing at him.
Enormouse is bigger than all the other mice in the mousehole – and he looks different too. He is teased by the other mice, even though he takes care of them, and when the mice find a picture of a rat they all decide that Enormouse is actually a rat.
Children have a knack of asking great, but challenging, questions: Why is the sea salty? How far away is space? Why can't I tickle myself? What makes me me? But how are we supposed to answer them? Imagine if we could turn to a leading expert and ask them
Acquatic adventures make for a great illustrated novel from a new creative partnership Children's illustration has seen a spectacular explosion of creativity in recent years. Artists such as Emily Gravett, Shaun Tan and Lauren Child have been gleefully e
Adult fiction writers should follow the good example set by children's authors by portraying female characters as "brave and strong" rather than women obsessed with love, the author Kate Mosse has argued.
'If an Outsider wields the blade, the House of Koronos burns...'
A boy on the run.
A deadly prophecy.
A race against time.
Hylas the Outsider is captured by slavers. Set to work in the terrible underground mines of Thalakrea, he learns to his