First and foremost, it's the big children's book weekend for the Telegraph. This only happens once a year or so, but when it does, it's always great. Here's what's on tap:
- Francesca Simon tells Helen Brown about the Horrid Henry series and why her books are like crime novels for the younger set. (Now it's time for my annual request to publishing houses to please publish Horrid Henry over here in the States. Thank you.)
- Matt Warman considers children's fantasy and why he's "captivated by tales of magic and monsters."
- Artemis Cooper reviews The Other Book by Philip Womack.
- Tom Payne reviews books for the newly reading--a most difficult category, in my opinion.
- "Lorna Bradbury enjoys animal magic and some important lessons for toddlers."
- Sinclair McKay reviews a plethora of pirate books for children.
- Kate Saunders reviews new Young Adult literature.
- Toby Clements talks to David Alric about his road to publication. It's a good story in and of itself!
The marvelous Amanda Craig reviews "cracking Easter reads" for the Times. (Amanda Craig needs some sort of title. Goddess of the Book? Hey, wait, this is the U.K.: Lady of the Review? Duchess of Taste?)
More as the weekend progresses....