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Top 5 children's books set on islands, selected by children's author Lucy Strange 
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Top 5 children's books set on islands, selected by children's author Lucy Strange 

Waterstones Prize-shortlisted children's author Lucy Strange gives us her top five children's books set on islands
Top 5 most important children's books, selected by The School of Life
children's books - Alice's adventures in wonderland tea party
Children's books

Top 5 most important children's books, selected by The School of Life

5 books to make kids care about the climate, selected by comedian and author James Campbell
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Books

5 books to make kids care about the climate, selected by comedian and author James Campbell

War Horse author Michael Morpurgo warns cost of living crisis is denying kids the 'right to read'
Books

War Horse author Michael Morpurgo warns cost of living crisis is denying kids the 'right to read'

Mog's Christmas: Behind the scenes of this year's must-watch festive animation
TV

Mog's Christmas: Behind the scenes of this year's must-watch festive animation

Tabby McTat: Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler and Jodie Whittaker on their new Christmas treat
Tabby McTat and Fred the busker
TV

Tabby McTat: Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler and Jodie Whittaker on their new Christmas treat

The definitive guide to best children's and YA books of 2023
A Way to the Stars cover
Books

The definitive guide to best children's and YA books of 2023

Top 5 children's books about animals, selected by Oscar's Lion author Adam Baron 
Black and white illustration of a lion lying on a bed
Children's books

Top 5 children's books about animals, selected by Oscar's Lion author Adam Baron 

Top 5 seaside stories for kids, chosen by Anthony Browne
A yellow spade and red bucket on a pebble beach
Illustrated children's books

Top 5 seaside stories for kids, chosen by Anthony Browne

Top 5 gothic tales for kids, selected by Jon Klassen
Gothic illustration by Jon Klassen of a little girl holding a skull
Fiction

Top 5 gothic tales for kids, selected by Jon Klassen

The best kids' books for summer 2023
Kids books: illustration of The Wall Between Us by Dan Smith.
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The best kids' books for summer 2023

Top 5 books about portal adventures for under-12s, chosen by Ben Miller
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Children's books

Top 5 books about portal adventures for under-12s, chosen by Ben Miller

Enid Blyton’s racism doesn’t deserve to be in libraries. Read Terry Pratchett instead
Unlike Enid Blyton, Terry Pratchett is not likely to get cancelled any time soon
literature

Enid Blyton’s racism doesn’t deserve to be in libraries. Read Terry Pratchett instead

World Book Day: The best books for kids to read during a teachers' strike
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World Book Day: The best books for kids to read during a teachers' strike

Editing Roald Dahl isn’t ‘woke’. It’s capitalism
Children's books by Roald Dahl and others
Opinion

Editing Roald Dahl isn’t ‘woke’. It’s capitalism

Top 5 books about children and nature, chosen by CC Harrington
A boy reads book in a forest with a rabbit and an owl
Books

Top 5 books about children and nature, chosen by CC Harrington

Top 5 books to teach children about the Holocaust, chosen by Jeremy Dronfield
Exhibit at Yad Veshem Holocaust Museum, Israel
history

Top 5 books to teach children about the Holocaust, chosen by Jeremy Dronfield

The best children's books of 2022... from Oliver Jeffers to Dara McAnulty and more
Saving the Butterfly: one of our picks for the best children’s books of 2022
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The best children's books of 2022... from Oliver Jeffers to Dara McAnulty and more

Greg James on delivering the Radio 1 response to the Queen's death: 'You gotta earn your money on days like that'
Greg James
interview

Greg James on delivering the Radio 1 response to the Queen's death: 'You gotta earn your money on days like that'

Top 5 children's books about fashion accessories, chosen by Anthony Moss
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Top 5 children's books about fashion accessories, chosen by Anthony Moss

Top 5 funny books for kids, chosen by Anthony Horowitz
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Top 5 Books

Top 5 funny books for kids, chosen by Anthony Horowitz

Top 5 children's books set in Africa, chosen by Efua Traoré
Books

Top 5 children's books set in Africa, chosen by Efua Traoré

Academics have created a 'therapeutic children's book' to make Ukraine's young refugees smile
Ukraine crisis

Academics have created a 'therapeutic children's book' to make Ukraine's young refugees smile

The Big Issue's best children's books of the year
Books of the Year

The Big Issue's best children's books of the year

The past, present and future of Mr Men and Little Miss books as they celebrate their 50th birthday
Adam Hargreaves
Books

The past, present and future of Mr Men and Little Miss books as they celebrate their 50th birthday