Book Review: His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

Following Pullman's announcement about the release of The Book of Dust, a follow up trilogy to His Dark Materials, I thought it was about time that I shared my thoughts on the original series. I don't remember when I first read this series, I think I was twelve, the same age as the protagonist, Lyra (one … Continue reading Book Review: His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

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Celebrating Roald Dahl

The 13th of September marked 100 years since the birth of one of the greatest children's authors of all time. Whether you enjoy his stories or not you can not deny the wide reaching appeal of his books. This weekend, in the country of his birth, Cardiff is holding the City of the Unexpected. A … Continue reading Celebrating Roald Dahl

Should children’s books be just for children?

C.S Lewis said that 'A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.' Do you agree? Because I don't think I do. I loved C.S Lewis' Narnia when I was a child, adventure, rule breaking and talking animals...what's not to love! However, having studied it … Continue reading Should children’s books be just for children?