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Clémentine Beauvais French Friday French literature in translation

FRENCH FRIDAY: Clémentine Beauvais on “Piglettes”, translations and French YA

Three girls. A summer holiday. One epic road-trip. And sausages. Piglettes (Pushkin Press) follows Mireille, Astrid and Hakima as they embark on a trip of a lifetime to reach, by bicycle, the Palais de l’Elysée on 14th July from their home in Bourg-en-Bresse. All have different motives for getting there, but they share the same motivation …

11+ basketball Kwame Alexander verse

The Crossover

Kwame Alexander (Andersen Press) Josh and his twin brother Jordan are basketball fanatics. At twelve, they are already the star players of their school, with a bright future ahead of them. The game is in their blood, and their passion is fueled by their father, himself an ex-professional player known as “Da Man”. But when …

authors guest posts SC Ransom


As the Small Blue Thing trilogy comes to an end with the publication of Scattering Like Light (see my reviews of Small Blue Thing, Perfectly Reflected and Scattering Like Light), S.C. Ransom reflects on how the story came to life, and eventually became a published trilogy   *** I always feel slightly embarrassed when I’m …

authors Dan Freedman interview


Dan Freedman is the author of the very successful Jamie Johnson series, which has Dan’s love of football at its heart. Dan has been a big fan of football since a very young age, and he carried that love through school and university, eventually getting a job for the Football Association. The first book in the Jamie Johnson series, …