Saturday, May 06, 2006


Available now at £1 from most bookshops - and free from some - this is a useful list inspired by the present Children's Laureate, Jacqueline Wilson. Of course I have quibbles. Whatever list is published without people wondering why such and such is excluded. My main beef though is the exclusion of picture books from all but the youngest age range 0-5 years. I thought that particular battle had been won some years ago. And there are picture books of such superb quality for older children it seems a shame to exclude them. Talking about the pictures is as productive as listening to a story.

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