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Books for Keeps

Books for Keeps
Books for Keeps is the UK’s leading, independent children’s book magazine. It was launched in 1980 and ever since has been reviewing hundreds of new children’s books each year and publishing articles on every aspect of writing for children. There are over 12,500 reviews on our new website and more than 2,000 articles including interviews with the top children’s authors and illustrators. “The best scholars, reviewers, authors and critics write for Books for Keeps. We hold a mirror up to the children’s book world and reflects back its output, issues and preoccupations with intelligence, scholarship and wit.”

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Children's Authors & Illustrators on the Web Authors A - J | Authors K - P | Authors Q - Z | Other Sources Jonathan Allen - British illustrator (The Great White Man-Eating Shark) and author/illustrator (Mucky Moose). Caroline Arnold - US author of a wide range of nonfiction (African Animals, El Nino). Tedd Arnold - The picture book author/illustrator (No Jumping on the Bed!, Green Wilma). Mike Artell - Author-illustrator. Reviews and Ratings home> > > about SuperKids has provided educational materials since 1996 for parents and teachers who want the best in education for their children. SuperKids provides: Reviews and ratings of educational software Practical and fun educational tools for online and offline use Great apps for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch News about important educational issues Views of visionaries and policymakers. The number one reason parents give for purchasing a home computer is "education."

12 best kids' books for dyslexic and reluctant readers From Wimpy Kid to gritty teen fiction, our round-up brings you some of the best books for encouraging a lifelong love of reading among children who are dyslexic or reluctant readers. While you’ll probably know if your child isn’t keen on reading, it’s not always so easy to tell if they are dyslexic, acknowledges Sue Flohr, national helpline and policy manager at the British Dyslexia Association. “Some of the things to look out for are children losing their place, finding a white background too glary, and struggling to pronounce words,” she says. Some dyslexic children, she adds, may transpose letters (moving their position within a word), struggle to break down and chunk words, find it difficult to pronounce words and struggle to understand what they’ve read or even remember it. While our book suggestions can help, make sure the one you choose isn’t too difficult for them, advises Flohr.

Reader's Corner - Who Writes Like Have you read every novel by your favourite author? Are you looking for more suggestions? Browse the alphabetical list Bookbird A Journal of International Children's Literature Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature (ISSN 0006 7377) is a refereed journal published quarterly by IBBY. The editor, Roxanne Harde, works in cooperation with an international Editorial Review Board, guest reviewers and correspondents who are nominated by IBBY National Sections. Bookbird aims to communicate new ideas to the whole community of readers interested in children's books.

What Makes a Children’s Book Good? As someone who writes books for children, I am privy to a never-ending debate in children’s-literature circles. (You may now be imagining old ladies in floral dresses sitting around Victorian parlors, knitting and discussing the relative merits of “Johnny Tremain” and “Little House on the Prairie”; I assure you, nowadays it is mostly tattoos and pink hair in these groups, though there are still some lovely floral dresses.) The debate is this: What makes a children’s book “good”? Now that summer vacation is over and students are submitting lists of books they have read since June, the question is particularly relevant.

Mythic Reading Lists The field of mythic fiction consists of contemporary works that draw on the timeless themes and symbolism of world mythology, medieval romance, folklore, fairy tales, and the oral stoytelling tradition. Mythic fiction is set in the modern (or historical world), not in a far–off Nevernever land. But it portrays a world infused with mythic archetypes, mystery, and magic. Works of mythic fiction can be found on the mainstream fiction shelves in the form of magic realism and surrealism, as well as in genre fiction, Young Adult fiction, and other parts of the bookstore.

Scan home page skip to global navigation | skip to secondary navigation | skip to content | accessibility statement NSW Department of Education and Communities Scan home page © State of New South Wales through the Department of Education and Communities, 1999 - 2011. All rights reserved. Libraries raise awareness of Banned Books Week The British Library, the Free Word Centre and Islington Libraries have come together alongside the American Library Association (ALA) to celebrate Banned Books Week in the UK for the first time. Launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries in the US, Banned Book Week aims to draw attention to the issues of censorship and free speech. Since it was launched, more than 11,300 books have been challenged, the ALA as said.

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