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What we’re reading: Guy Gavriel Kay, Steve Toutonghi and Riad Sattouf

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films we’re watching, the television shows we’re hooked on or the music we’re loving. Nina Kenwood is reading The Other Side of Summer by Emily Gale

This book…. Oh man, I LOVED this book. The Other Side of Summer is Emily Gale’s new novel for readers aged 11+. It tells the story…

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Emily Gale on writing about death for young readers

Emily Gale’s new YA novel features the dreaded ’D-word'… Here she reflects on death in children’s and young adult books – on why it gives some parents nightmares, and on why it needs to be there anyway.

It struck me that parents could have concerns about my new book when my publisher and I were writing the back cover blurb. Blurbs capture the b…

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30 reasons to read the entire Readings Children’s Book Prize shortlist

This year’s shortlist for the Readings Children’s Book Prize features six amazing books! Here are 30 reasons why you should read all of them. If you’d like to buy all six books at once – and we recommend you do! – the entire shortlist is available here at a special price. The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey

1. It’s funny. Seriously funny.
2. It’s g…

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