I read and review books all the time. A glance through my blog shows me that I’ve written over 300 posts about books! Though I didn’t look through all of them before writing this post, I’m sure a majority of them are reviews of children’s literature. I’ve written about fictional teachers, rereading old favourites, writers who have influenced me, and so much more. Last year, I did a series of top ten – picture books, books for young readers, books for middle-grade readers and YA books.
This got me thinking. I don’t read children’s literature simply because I’m a children’s writer. There’s a lot more to it than that. Children’s literature is magical, and I wanted to write about that magic. The Curious Reader was the perfect place to write an essay about it. Do give it a read: I enjoyed writing it!
Read another essay of mine on TCR – The Problem with Monster Stereotypes in Children’s Literature
Read reviews of some of the books I talk about in “The Charm of Children’s Literature”: