Sharon F. Jones | Children's book blogger

A blog about an aspiring children's author who has views, loves shoes and writes book reviews.

We’ve had Girl Power, now it’s time for Pearl Power. It’s hard to avoid the gender stereotyping for children that is literally all around us. EVEN IN 2014. From toys, to books, to clothes, heck even cakes haven’t escaped. Which is why I was chuffed to hear that Ladybird Books are going to stop marketing books specifically ‘for girls’ and ‘for boys’. They’re the seventh publisher to agree to stop gender labelling their titles. Hooray! [&hellip

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It’s not easy being the only boy in a family of girls, getting bullied and stressing about being an alter boy. But if anyone can make that set of circumstances funny it’s Chris O’Dowd and Nick V. Murphy in their book Moone Boy The Blunder Years. The pair are the creators behind Sky 1’s Emmy Award-winning TV show Moone Boy, which is the semi-autobiographical comedy based on O’Dowd’s childhood in Ireland, aided with his imaginary [&hellip

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I could start and end this review with ‘Love this book, buy it.’ But that would be way too easy. Bears Don’t Read! is a gorgeous and cleverly executed story by the renowned author and illustrator Emma Chichester Clark, who is the creator behind the excellent Blue Kangaroo series. It tells the story of George, a bored bear who dreams about a life beyond fishing and chatting with his siblings (we’ve all been there right?).  This bear [&hellip

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