"After a study in the US showed that of 3,200 children's books published in 2013, just 93 were about black people, experts have said that the issue is a 'huge problem' in the UK as well."

Shocking stat in the 21st Century. Read more at the Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/mar/20/diversity-children-books-colour-young-people

22 March 2014, 06:57 PM
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Congratulations to Diary.com...

...for the brilliant coverage in Tech Crunch!

19 November 2013, 07:07 PM
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"Characters who delighted millions of children through books in the 1960s and 70s are being brought back to life for a new generation of TV viewers..."

Read more at the Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2013/nov/10/cartoons-out-drama-in-cbeebies

11 November 2013, 06:48 PM
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"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it."

- Oscar Wilde

11 November 2013, 06:46 PM
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Our first e-book!

We've just released our first title for Kindle, at the bargain-tastic price of ninety-nine cents. The hero, Milton Strange, enrols at a summer camp for gifted children, but finds himself plunged into a world of sorcery and sabotage. If that sounds like your sort of thing, paste http://www.amazon.co.uk/Milton-Strange-Astral-Projector-ebook/dp/B00E6XXSSI into your browser...

29 July 2013, 10:00 PM
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Thank you to Diary.com users!

Thanks to all of you who've "loved" or commented on our posts. We're touched and encouraged by your interest in Falcon Berger books!

29 July 2013, 09:45 PM
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"I 'gin to grow aweary of the sun, and wish the estate o' the world were now undone..."

Not my words - those of Macbeth! I just got back from Kenneth Brannagh's production of the Scottish Play, which was very good. Lots of audience members could be seen desperately fanning their faces to combat the heat ("weary of the sun" indeed!).

21 July 2013, 12:04 AM
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"Why don't we take children's books seriously?" - Telegraph

"A foreigner... could be forgiven for getting the impression that we have little pride or interest in our children's writers and illustrators... children's books account for nearly one in four of all book sales, when far less than a fortieth of review space in printed papers is dedicated to them." Click "source" for more from Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson.

23 June 2013, 01:41 PM
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Important information about City of Meteors by Philip Threadneedle...

If you own this title, please click "source" for an important update!

07 May 2013, 07:25 PM
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"It vanished quite slowly, beginning with the end of the tail, and ending with the grin."

Watched the Royal Ballet's Alice with Matthew (an old flat mate from uni) and Philip last Thursday. Everything was perfect - not just the dancing but the sets and score too. Bravo!!

01 April 2013, 05:39 PM
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A journey through the Multiverse...

Early 2013 will also see the publication of Milton Strange and the Astral Projector, by first time author Merlin Mackinnon. Very exciting!

15 January 2013, 10:01 PM
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New book covers!

Since our third space adventure is out soon, we decided to celebrate by re-releasing the first two with fancy new covers. We think they're a big improvement.

15 January 2013, 09:20 PM
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Congratulations Sir Quentin!

Quentin Blake - surely the leading illustrator for younger independent readers? - finally received a knighthood in the New Year's Honours. Click "source" to view the above drawing (and others) at his website.

07 January 2013, 02:11 PM
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A (belated) happy New Year!

Here's hoping 2013 is half as good as 2012 was...

07 January 2013, 01:59 PM
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"We will never see it again because it has long since passed out of our range and is leaving the Solar System permanently."

- Patrick Moore, 1923 - 2012 (Image credit at http://ow.ly/fWHer)

09 December 2012, 02:25 PM
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Bad news for books...

I've only just heard that Encyclopaedia Britannica is going fully digital. The 2010 edition will be the last print version. That's a real shame for the world of physical books.

24 November 2012, 08:41 PM
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Goodbye, Penguin!

Off you go to New York (click "source" for story).

29 October 2012, 06:03 PM
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"Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one."

- Terry Pratchett

10 October 2012, 07:01 PM
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CHOMP!!!

Nice bit of promotional artwork for The Trumblebuggins, by Harry Ladd.

10 October 2012, 06:57 PM
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Lovely Hobbit artwork

A charming representation of Bilbo's whole adventure, created by Ian Escobar Loos. Click "source" for the original.

21 September 2012, 06:33 PM
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