Books to escape into. For eight to 12-year-olds.


With normal routines disrupted and anxiety levels high, brilliant children’s books may offer a handle on difficult times, or at least a charmed bubble of escapism. This month’s crop of books are particularly powerful.


We have to deal with C-19 the best way we can. Books, and the worlds they create help children deal with issues of anxiety, boredom, restrictions and social distancing.


This post is especially for bookworms, story-tellers and readers … a bouquet of titles and genres to choose from … non-magical adventures, debuts, comics, picture books and criminal capers.


A review of the best of the new by Imogen Russel Williams, from The Guardian, 28 March 2020.


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