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Following in the footsteps of Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables is one of those books which arouses a great deal of nostalgia when mentioned! I recently visited Prince Edward Island as a side trip when visiting our son in Montreal and of...

23/01/2016Following in the footsteps of Anne of Green Gables

How a Greek monastry inspired a feminist fantasy

Swedish author Maria Turtschaninoff explains how Mount Athos in Greece - from which women are barred - helped inspire her fantasy series about an island inhabited only by women.

11/01/2016How a Greek monastry inspired a feminist fantasy

Five Reasons to Teach Your Kids to Code

Rosie Dickens, the award-winning author of Coding for Beginners: Using Scratch and Lift-the-Flap Computers and Coding, both published by Usborne, tells us why we all need to help build children's...

23/11/2015Five Reasons to Teach Your Kids to Code

Becoming an author at just 25

Author Sophie Cleverly talks about her path to becoming an author aged just 25, and what it takes to be a writer.

18/11/2015Becoming an author at just 25

Do we need gender balance in reading lists?

Reading specialist Camilla de la Bedoyere, who works at a girls' comprehensive school in London, questions the gender balance of the books being given to students to read as set texts by schools.

21/10/2015Do we need gender balance in reading lists?

Philip Reeve's Railhead blog tour

ReadingZone has joined Philip Reeve's blog tour, an A-Z about his brilliant new novel, Railhead (published by OUP). Today, Philip blogs about the letter 'Q' - for Questions:

17/10/2015Philip Reeve's Railhead blog tour

Writing traditional tales into new stories

Here author Maudie Smith tells us how fairy tales inspired the plot and characters in her new book, The Cake, the Wolf and the Witch (published by Orion).

07/09/2015Writing traditional tales into new stories

Why children's books needs an 'MGLC'

With the upcoming and brilliantly successful YA Literacy Convention (YALC), launching at Olympia this weekend, ReadingZone editor Caroline Horn wonders if the success of YA literature has come at...

15/07/2015Why children's books needs an 'MGLC'
 

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