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the african-american poet, academic and activist, amiri baraka, who died yesterday at the age of 79, was an intellectual troublemaker, to be sure; and that's a compliment. • via the guardian • rest in peace, A.B.
Faber leads on Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlist | The Bookseller
Dawn O'Porter and her book Paper Aeroplanes
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans. A fabulous series of books. “In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines. In two straight lines they broke their bread and brushed their teeth and went to bed. They left the house at half past nine In two straight lines in rain or shine - The smallest one was Madeline.”
Darcy Burdock by Laura Dockrill might be good for girls that really liked Diary of a wimpy kid (readalikes read-alikes)