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5+ 9+ Chris Riddell Cornelia Funke David Roberts ghosts halloween James Preller Johanne Mercier werewolves

FOCUS ON: Halloween titles for independent readers

Here are a few titles for newly independent and more fluent readers which will suit Halloween-themed reading. Arthur and the Witch Johanne Mercier (text) & Clare Elsom (illustrations) Arthur et la sorcière de bout du lac, translated by Daniel Hahn (Phoenix Yard) When Arthur find a secret hoard of blueberries at Picket Lake, he decides to …

9+ fairy tales French Friday guest posts in translation

FRENCH FRIDAY: The Good Little Devil – a special guest post

The Good Little Devil and Other Tales Pierre Gripari, with illustrations by Puig Rosado Le gentil petit diable et autres contes de la rue Broca, translated by Sophie Lewis (Pushkin Children’s Books) A French classic from the 1960s, this collection of thirteen eccentric short stories taps into our cultural heritage of fairy and folk tales and offers …

5+ 7+ 9+ comics Gary Northfield graphic novels in translation Margueriite Abouet Mathieu Sapin Sarah Garland Uncategorized Viviane Schwarz

FOCUS ON: Some comics and graphic novels for children

Azzi in Between Sarah Garland (Frances Lincoln Children’s Books) Endorsed by Amnesty International and winner of the inaugural Little Rebels Awards,  Azzi in Between is a moving picture book, told in comic format, about a family’s journey from oppression in their native land to Britain where they take refuge. Azzi lives with her parents and grandmother in a faraway country …

9+ Brothers Grimm Brothers Grimm Week fairy tales vintage

BROTHERS GRIMM WEEK (4): The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

Noel Daniel (editor) & Matthew P. Price (translator)(Taschen) Twenty seven tales are brought to life in this cloth bound collection published in honour of the bicentenary of the Grimms’ Tales. The collection includes all-time favourites such as Cinderella, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, Sleeping Beauty and Puss in Boots, and the translation of these tales is based …

9+ Anthea Bell Brothers Grimm Brothers Grimm Week fairy tales gift ideas in translation Lizbeth Zwerger

BROTHERS GRIMM WEEK (2): Tales from the Brothers Grimm

Lisbeth Zwerger“Brüder GRIMM MÄRCHEN”, translated by Anthea Bell(Minedition) I knew very little of the illustrator before discovering this book, but I have since discovered that Lisbeth Zwerger, who is Austrian, is a much acclaimed illustrator and recipient of many prestigious prizes, including the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1990 in recognition of her lifetime contribution to children’s literature. She has …