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Reading Lists

Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds IV Book Blast Presents

The latest Top 10 reads from BookBlast to delight and inspire you @bookblast Joyful satire Don’t Panic, I’m Islamic – words and pictures on how to stop worrying and learn to love the alien next […]

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Explorations

Autumn Reads for Independent Minds Book Blast Presents

Our Book Blast Presents seasonal round up of Autumn Reads for Independent Minds is underpinned by a core belief that good writing and good ideas of all kinds make the world go round, giving context […]

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Reading Lists

Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds III Book Blast Presents

Welcome to a monthly Top 10 Reads  from Book Blast rounding up deliciously eclectic, mind-altering reads to see us into the Autumn. Uncovering a Parisian Life The Madeleine Project by Clara Beaudoux, translated by Alison […]

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Children's & Young Adult

Childrens Books by Megumi Iwasa & Mayakovsky, Mandelstam, Kharms Review

Childrens Books for kids of all ages are showcased by The Children’s Bookshow and featured by Book Blast. Here is a selection of some of the leading titles for this year. Little children do what […]

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Interview

Cathy Hirano Translator Interview

Book Blast interview with Cathy Hirano, translator of young adult books from the Japanese. Cathy Hirano, tell us a little bit about yourself. I grew up in Canada and came to Japan when I was […]

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BookBlast® Archive

The Childrens Bookshow Latest News Archive

The Childrens Bookshow nationwide is loved by children who have a strong appetite for new and challenging experiences and fabulous storytelling. National treasure, Michael Rosen, will be kicking off The Children’s Bookshow this year, on […]

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Children's & Young Adult

Siân Williams The Childrens Bookshow Interview

Book Blast interview with Siân Williams founder of The Childrens Bookshow Siân Williams, what is The Children’s Bookshow and how did you dream up the idea? It’s a national tour which takes place each autumn […]

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BookBlast® Archive

The Childrens Bookshow 2017 News Archive

BookBlast® is delighted to be celebrating The Childrens Bookshow and its 15 years on the road! We are running exclusive interviews with visionary founder, Sian Williams, publisher Julia Marshall from Gecko Press, feature review(s) and […]

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Children's & Young Adult

Julia Marshall Gecko Press Interview

BookBlast interview with Julia Marshall at Gecko Press Julia Marshall, tell us a bit about yourself. Are (were) your parents great readers? Everyone reads in my family: we are omnivores, and eclectic. At 86, my […]

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Fiction

Oh, Freedom! Francesco d’Adamo Review

Oh, Freedom!, winner of the Premio Asti D’Appello Junior, is an engrossing adventure story about a family of runaway slaves in the USA in 1860. “I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, […]