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This children’s issue of The Book Review comes out in a post Harry Potter world. In July 2007, to much hype and anticipation,...

Among my first ‘friends’ in the world of books were two Russian girls named Masha and Zhenya. While Masha was resourceful and clever, with...

Everyone enjoys a good story. As an adult, some stories stay with us more than others. What is it that excites us about these stories? We know the ending,...

C.S. Lewis was born in 1898, in Belfast into the world of books. His mother loved reading and encouraged him to read good classics too. His favourite...

It is not too often that people with a passion for children’s books get an opportunity to discuss the numerous issues that concern children’s...

When we started off on this article our general idea of children’s books were the regular Enid Blytons and Adrian Moles. We thought it would be...

Hard work goes into every book for children. Years of the author’s time and effort to write a good manuscript and find a publisher. Months of...

Bangladesh was born as an independent nation on 16 December 1971 but any attempt to reconstruct its history would have to begin from 1947, when the...

During a recent visit to a bookstore in Kathmandu I witnessed an incident which to my mind sums up the attitude towards children's literature in...

When a scholarship from the International Institute of Children's Literature and Rea­ding Research, Vienna, came my way this August, I decided...