August 2018 Children's Previews

Historical fiction is having something of a moment in August, taking readers from the goddesses of ancient greece in Imogen and Isabel Greenberg’s Athena to a remote tribe in the late 19th-century Philippines in Candy Gourlay’s Bone Talk. Katherine Woodfine and Sally Nicholls give us mystery and intrigue in early 20th-century Europe and my book of the month is Emma Carroll’s wonderful ancient Egyptian adventure Secrets of a Sun King.

Elsewhere a rash of starting school picture and board books herald the back-to-school season. Alfie at Nursery School is a particular charmer while Rosie Blak...

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