Articles about children's books


Self-Publish or Not: Advice from a Traditional Publisher

Last updated: 08/14/2018

Why do people self-publish instead of working with a publisher? If you don't see yourself as making a career from writing, but want to create a book for a very specific or limited

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National Cat Day Round-up: Best Children's Books for Cat Lovers

Last updated: 08/12/2018

October 29 marks National Cat Day and gives you the purr-fect excuse to curl up with a furry friend and a new book. Nap-loving felines are ideal reading companions, can be attentiv

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Summer reads for 8-12s

Last updated: 08/11/2018

Summer reads for 8-12s Print page Summer reads for 8-12s Here are our suggestions for summer reads – and there's something for every child, aged 8-12 years old. New books; old b

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Families and Communities

Last updated: 08/09/2018

Start with a Book Children's books and activities Families and Communities Do you know any kids who are curious about their family history and genealogy? Or kids who want to help b

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Builders and Buildings

Last updated: 08/07/2018

Start with a Book Children's books and activities Builders and Buildings Do you know any kids who are fascinated by architecture from other cultures, how buildings are designed and

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'Can you illustrate my book?' Some tips for writers approaching illustrators

Last updated: 08/05/2018

I've been getting a lot of e-mails recently from people wanting me to illustrate their books. They tend to be people who have come up with their first story, tell me they love my w

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Read translated children's books and discover the world

Last updated: 08/04/2018

Publisher Adam Freudenheim explains why it's vital that Pushkin Children’s Books translates fiction from all over the world. He also goes through some of the exciting, page-tur

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Rosie's Glasses by Dave Whamond

Last updated: 08/04/2018

How much greener the grass is, with this rose-tinted glasses. This is a wonderful, wordless book that says so much. I think I've known sadness since very young. From the age of fou

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Weather, Tornadoes and Hurricanes: Fiction & nonfiction children's books and activities

Last updated: 07/30/2018

Start with a Book Children's books and activities Weather Do you know any kids who are fascinated by tornadoes and hurricanes and the science of measuring and predicting weather pa

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Bookstore Tetris

Last updated: 07/29/2018

I don’t know about anyone else, but our store’s layout sometimes feels like a real world Rubik’s Cube I can’t quite solve. There are corners everywhere you turn, as the boo

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