Blog Posts tagged: Book Recommendations

Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller

Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller on Collaborative Writing

Acclaimed novelist Kirsten Miller has been writing collaboratively with actor Jason Segel since their first children's book, Nightmares!, was published in 2014. Now the duo have paired up again to write their first novel for young adults, Otherworld, a futuristic thriller about technology gone horribly wrong. In this interview, Kirsten and Jason tell us more about how they work together.

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Cathy MacPhail and The Evil Within

Cathy MacPhail on her adaptation of Jekyll and Hyde for children

Cathy MacPhail's book 'The Evil Within' tells the story of how young Dr Henry Jekyll become Mr Hyde, and introduces Stevenson's classic tale to a young audience. In this interview, we find out more from Cathy about how she created the dyslexia friendly title for publisher Barrington Stoke.

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Two girls from Duncanrig Secondary School

10 teen books you need to read, as chosen by pupils from Duncanrig Secondary School

Our Pupils Recommend series gives you a great chance to find out what teenagers across the country are reading and enjoying. Check out the latest installment from pupils at Duncanrig Secondary School.

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Jonathan Meres

Jonathan Meres: 5 Tips for Writing from Experience

Jonathan Meres is the author of the hilarious World of Norm series, and he's back with a new book, Mint Choc Chip at the Market Cafe. The book is published by Barrington Stoke, which specialises in super-readable titles that are ideal for less-confident readers. In this blog post, Jonathan talks about how his own experience working on a market stall inspired the new book, and gives his top tips to help young writers 'write what you know'.

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An image from Michael Whaite's book Diggersaurs, featuring the main Diggersaurs characters

Michael Whaite on Diggersaurs

Michael Whaite's debut picture book, Diggersaurs, is ideal for sharing aloud with boys and girls alike, with a fun rhyming story and rich, detailed illustrations. In this interview, Michael tells us more about the book and discusses the importance of books that appeal to both boys and girls.

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Pip and Posy and The Little Puddle image

Bookbug Detective: Books to Help with Potty Training

Bookbug Detective shares some fantastic books to help parents and carers with potty training.

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Two tigers from Baby Touch: One Two Three

Bookbug Book of the Month: Baby Touch: One! Two! Three!

If you have a baby or toddler who loves bath time, enter our Book of the Month competition to win a copy of Baby Touch: One! Two! Three! - a brilliant bath book for little ones!

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Jean Menzies

Jean Menzies - 5 Books That Spoke to Me as a Teenager

Jean Menzies is a hugely popular book vlogger and will be appearing in our special Authors Live: Authentic Teens in YA event On 4 October 2017. To celebrate the upcoming event, we asked Jean to share some of the books that really spoke to her as a teenager.

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Non Pratt

5 Books that Capture Teens Perfectly

Non Pratt will be appearing in our special Authors Live: Authentic Teens in YA event On 4 October 2017. The event promises to be a funny and insightful look at how teens are represented in young adult literature. To celebrate the upcoming event, we asked Non to recommend some books that offer authentic and convincing representations of teenagers.

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Melvin Burgess

Melvin Burgess: The Books I Loved as a Teenager

Melvin Burgess will be appearing in our special Authors Live: Authentic Teens in YA event On 4 October 2017. The event promises to be a funny and insightful look at how teens are represented in young adult literature. To celebrate the upcoming event, we asked Melvin to share some of the books that really resonated with him as a teenager.

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