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Farewell to Mal Peet

Football. Who’d have thought I’d like novels about football quite so much? The answer is that I obviously wouldn’t, had it not been Mal Peet who’d written them. 388 more words


Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2014 winner

The Dark Wild by Piers Torday, has won the Guardian children’s fiction prize 2014.

About the book:

The Dark Wild is the second novel in a trilogy that continues the story of Kester, a 12 year old boy who is so traumatised by the death of his mother that he loses the ability to speak. 160 more words


Ten years ago

Just over ten years ago I explained to Meg Rosoff that I am a witch. She seemed to think that was OK, and said she rather believed in what she called ‘minor witches,’ which I suppose is a fair description of my trade. 260 more words


Breaking Barriers

An interview with author Melvin Burgess

West Yorkshire based writer Melvin Burgess has shaken up the world of teenage literature. With over 20 titles under his belt, he has written novels, radio, and TV scripts. 1,454 more words


Review: The Knife of Never Letting Go – by Patrick Ness

Synopsis: Imagine you’re the only boy in a town of men. And you can hear everything they think. And they can hear everything you think. 433 more words

Book Reviews

Chilling children's fiction?

‘The children felt tremendously excited. At last they were at the very top. Jo carefully pulled himself up the last branch. He disappeared into the purple hole. 652 more words