The second book in our Macaw boxes this month is the wonderfully inventive Oddity by Eli Brown. Here the author tells us more about what inspired the book and it’s brilliant cast of characters, plus which fantasy books with historical backdrops he recommends you read next.
Finding a gift for a tween or teen that is age-appropriate, on-trend and reflects their growing independence can be a challenge – it’s a tricky balance to get right. There are lots of benefits to a subscription for tweens and teens, whether you are purchasing for your own family or as a gift for someone else. Here are five reasons why subscriptions have become one of my go-to gifts for tweens and early teens.
Did you love Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give as much as we did? One of the breakout stars of Young Adult fiction of the last few years, Thomas depicts the experience of young Black people in America in a way that is fearless and powerfully relevant. It’s no surprise that her debut The Hate U Give has been such huge hit and responsible for bringing many teens back to books and reading. But what to read next? Here are our top ten recommendations for fans of The Hate U Give.
The world of books for teenagers and young adults is hugely rich and varied. If you’re new to YA books, though, it can be difficult to know where to start. And if you have a young teen at home who is ready to move on from middle grade fiction, where do you point them first? Here we give you the low-down on the YA books and authors that we think represent the best of this exciting genre.
It should come as no surprise that teenagers today spend less time reading than previous generations. There are simply so many more digital distractions competing for their time and attention. But the benefits of reading for pleasure still apply to our tweens and teens, so how can we encourage them to put down their phones and pick up a book instead? Here are a few of our top tips.