is the UK’s leading, independent children’s book magazine. It was launched in 1980 and ever since has been reviewing hundreds of new children’s books each year and publishing articles on every aspect of writing for children. There are over 12,500 reviews on our new website and more than 2,000 articles including interviews with the top children’s authors and illustrators.

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BfK 255 July 2022

This issue’s cover illustration is from The Zebra’s Great Escape by Katherine Rundell illustrated by Sara Ogilvie. Thanks to Bloomsbury Children’s Books for their help with our July cover.

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