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10 brilliant new picture books

Picture books are for everybody at any age, not books to be left behind as we grow older. - Anthony Browne We couldn’t agree more. And although Readings' already has a list of collective favourites (see our 30 Essential Picture Books here) it’s always cause for celebration when some new notable picture books catch our eye. Here are 10 recent pict…

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What we’re reading: Patricia Highsmith, Terrence Holt and David Shrigley

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.

Chris is reading the Tom Ripley novels by Patricia Highsmith

I’ve never been part of a book club as I often don’t finish the novels I start and most book clubs seem to have this as a requisite …

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Children & young adult books highlights for September

A note before I begin… This month a sudden influx of brilliant, varied picture books meant that I felt compelled to write a separate blog post about them. If you’re a picture book lover, whatever age, you can find my write-up here.

Moving along now into books for independent readers… I’ve seen how incredibly loyal children are once a book capture…

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