February 2017 Children's Previews

Writing this on the morning after Donald Trump has triumphed in the US presidential race, it seems to me that the role of children’s books in promoting compassion, empathy, hope and tolerance are more vital than ever. My Book of the Month feels like a very timely read. We Come Apart is the story of two teenagers who give each other light and hope in a chaotic, traumatic world. It’s a stunning follow-up to Sarah Crossan’s award-winning One, and establishes Brian Conaghan as a major talent.

A beautiful picture book is good medicine on such a day, and I could happily get lost in February’s of...

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