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I Have the Right to Be a Child

Alain Serres (text) & Aurélia Fronti (illustrations)“J’ai le droit d’être un enfant”, translated by Sarah Ardizzone (Phoenix Yard Books) The Convention of the Rights of the Child was written in 1989 but the original text is barely accessible to those whom it concerns the most: children. Having rights is also not an easy concept for young …

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A new voice in picture books: Michelle Robinson

Michelle Robinson is a brand new author who is having a fabulous year with already five books published! She has received acclaim from the New York Times for What to Do if an Elephant Stands on Your Foot, and is definitely a fantastic new voice in the picture book world! Michelle lives in Frome with her family. …

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Toys in Space

Mini Grey (Jonathan Cape) When they are left outside in the garden overnight, an eclectic group of toys discover the dark and the night sky for the first time. When they become a little worried about the night ahead, WonderDoll decides to tell them all a story to pass the time until dawn, and this takes them on a …

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Early Readers Week

Here is some information to complement the handful of reviews from this week: * Reflections on Early Readers is a post I wrote last year for the I Can Read festival hosted by Zoe over at Playing By the Book. * For children still needing quite short reads, you could look at: Fairy Tale Twists from Orchard are quite fun and easy …

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Guinea Pigs Online

Jennifer Gray & Amanda Swift, with artwork by Sarah Horne(Quercus) Fuzzy and Coco the guinea-pigs live a rather uneventful together since their respective owners have got married. Coco likes to spend her time pampering herself, while Fuzzy spends his time cooking and is desperate to become a chef. When Fuzzy discovers that celebrity chef Scarlet Cleaver’s ad in the …