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Damien Hirst ABC - Damien Hirst

From A is for Anatomy to Z is for Zebra, discover British artist Damien Hirsts painting, sculpture, and much more on every page of this fantastically illustrated alphabet book. Hirsts body of work addresses the scientific, philosophical and religious issu

Phoenix - SF Said

THE SUPERNOVA IS COMING . . . ONE BOY ALONE CAN SAVE THE GALAXY! Lucky thinks he's an ordinary Human boy. But one night, he dreams that the stars are singing - and wakes to find an uncontrollable power rising inside him. Now he's on the run, racing

Fortunately, The Milk, by Neil Gaiman (illustrated by Chris Riddell): review

Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell combine for some wacky fun on children's book Fortunately, The Milk.

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman - review

Gaiman's inventive tale of time travel relies on Chris Riddell's illustrations to flesh out the fun Neil Gaiman is a phenomenon. I'm not saying that's good. I'm not saying that's bad. I'm simply stating a fact. As @neilhimself he has more than 1.8 mill

More Than This by Patrick Ness - review

Patrick Ness's new novel about love and survival will have readers hooked from the first line Patrick Ness is very, very good at beginnings. I thought it would be hard to match the opening line of The Knife of Never Letting Go : "The first thing you f

Oliver and the Seawigs - Philip Reeve, Sarah McIntyre

Along with his friends, a grumpy old albatross, a short-sighted mermaid, and a friendly island called Cliff, Oliver sets out to rescue his missing parents. On their perilous journey the friends meet evil islands, a boy called Stacey (not a girl's name) an

Oliver and the Seawigs, by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre: review

Seawigs, a collaboration between Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre, is a fun-packed delight.

The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea: Author Julia Donaldson tells us what happened next

Children's author Julia Donaldson reads aloud from new book The Further Adventure of the Owl and the Pussycat, her sequel to Edward Lear's much loved poem.

Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson: Don’t test children, read to them

The former Children’s Laureate on writing a sequel to Lear’s The Owl And The Pussycat and how to get children into books.

The Further Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat - Julia Donaldson

Gruffalo author, Julia Donaldson, revisits Edward Lear's favourite rhyme in this wonderful new story set in a nonsensical land full of adventure. When their beautiful golden ring is stolen, the Owl and the Pussy-cat must travel far from the safety of the