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Picturebook of the Week monthly recap: March

Virginia Wolf Kyo Maclear (text) & Isabelle Arsenault (artwork) (Book Island) Based on Virginia Woolf and her sister Vanessa Bell’s childhood, this  is a superb story of a sister’s fight to help her sibling battle depression, through the power of love and art. The visual metaphors of changing moods are striking, such as the use of …

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Mystery & Mayhem: “The Origins of the Girl Detective” by Katherine Woodfine

Mystery & Mayhem: Twelve Deliciously Intriguing Mysteries is a great anthology of twelve short stories, written by an all-female cast (‘The Crime Club’), which showcases the great sleuth writing we are lucky to have in this country right now. Contemporary stories side by side with historical ones, classic-inspired tales and original ideas, there is something for …

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Two brand new series from Holly Webb

May saw the publication of two  brand new series by bestselling author Holly Webb. Though she is best known for her animal stories, these two series focus on  different genres, although interestingly both feature a dog as one of the main characters!   Maisie Hitchins: The Case of the Stolen Sixpence with artwork by Marion Lindsay (Stripes …