More great books for teens, tweens and young adults
Jul22

More great books for teens, tweens and young adults

One of the jobs I do as a freelancer, in fact the only job I do every month without fail, involves me reading children’s books. They could be very short picture books or really long young adult novels. Sometimes they’re a bit rubbish, but sometimes they’re brilliant, every bit as good as the books I would choose to read myself. They’re books I’d like my own children to read and want to recommend to...

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Books for tweens: Karen McCombie
Oct30

Books for tweens: Karen McCombie

The more enlightened among you may believe there’s ‘no difference’ in books for boys and girls. But I’ve got two boys and a girl who would all beg to differ on that point. How many girls do you know who have read Beast Quest? How many boys who have read Jacqueline Wilson? Over the years, my boys have both read very similar books to each other – Jeremy Strong, Harry Potter, Alex Rider… but my...

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