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An Ode to Children's Books

Sara Sheridan | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sara Sheridan

In reading to my daughter when she was younger it became apparent that modern children's writing differs from the classics of my own childhood. Heidi and the Secret Garden might propel me back to the comforts of childhood, but for her fiction from the pre-TV era grated because the prose felt too descriptive.

Review: Now That You've Died - A Theatrical Production for Read for RNIB Day

Victoria Sadler | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Billed as "a book without words, a story without reading", Now That You've Died is a play performed in total darkness. No lights, no flashes. Nothing. I couldn't even see my hand when I held it in front of my face. Intimidating? Yes. Unnerving? For sure. But that, of course, is the point.

Double Award For "Defining Children's Book Of Its Generation"

PA | Posted 14.08.2012 | Home

A book about a teenage boy coming to terms with his mother's cancer has become the first to triumph in twin awards for children's literature. A Mon...

Book Deemed 'Too Violent' For Blue Peter Heads Award List

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 26.05.2012 | Home

The tale of a Lithuanian teenager sent to a Soviet prison camp and a thriller about scavengers on a rubbish dump are in the running for a top children...