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Fiction

The Ghosts & Jamal, Bridget Blankley Review

Book Blast review of The Ghosts and Jamal about a young orphan surviving Nigeria’s internal conflicts marked by terrorism and religious strife. “As far as Jamal could tell, only two things were wrong: a dirty […]

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BookBlast® Interview

Bridget Blankley Author Interview

Book Blast interview with Bridget Blankley author Bridget Blankley, where were you born, and where did you grow up? I was born in Nottingham, as were my parents, but I grew up in Southern Nigeria. […]

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BookBlast® 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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BookBlast® 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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BookBlast® 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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BookBlast® 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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BookBlast® 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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BookBlast® Reading Lists

Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds II Book Blast Presents

BookBlast® presents our curated monthly top 10 reads, a little late because of taking time out in New York and Rhode Island to see my brother and family.  Sex, Drugs, Rock’n’Roll Trouble Boys: The True […]