We all had a great time at the Great YA Debate event at the ever-excellent Edinburgh International Book Festival last night. Coincidentally the TES published an article by Joe Nutt that was highly critical of YA yesterday afternoon, so our own Anthony McGowan’s ‘provocation’ seemed quite gentle by comparison.
In line with his event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival entitled “The Great YA Debate”, author Anthony McGowan shares his views on Young Adult Literature and its impact on young adults’ reading habits.
Author Bessora and illustrator Barroux joined us at Edinburgh International Book Festival this week to launch Alpha, the story of one man’s epic journey from Côte d’Ivoire to Paris in search of his wife and child, and a better, safer life.
A new month means new titles and with the fantastic range of beautiful books hitting the shelves this August, it’s simply hard to pick a favourite!
It’s #NationalBookLoversday and the net is awash with posts along the lines of ‘The 100 Best Children’s Books: how many have you read?, loads of videos of Belle in Beauty and the Beast swinging from a ladder in the library, and nice little snippets like this one: