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What makes a good book for children on natural history? Margery Fisher answers the question by selecting some that offer a goodsStart for young naturalists.
The success of Star Wars, Blake's 7, Star Trek and the like suggest there's an appetite for SF. Can it be fed with reading? Have we got the books to satisfy it. Steve Bowles considers Science Fiction.
John Christopher interviewed by Pat Triggs.
Who would have predicted that a book about the evolution of the natural world would in two years run into three editions and never be out of the bestseller lists? David Attenborough on communicating ideas.
Sally Floyer picks books for going Out and About.
Pat Triggs looks at books on Space.
Sheila Parker offers a framework for choosing.
Schools programmes this autumn.
Profiles of the people behind Dinosaur and Usborne by Tony Bradman.
Toni Arthur talks about customs and traditions.
When it comes to reviewing children's books Frances Ball asks WHO'S AN EXPERT?.