Moving stories: inside the book buses changing children’s lives

Around the world, mobile library programmes are taking books, educational support and even counselling to communities in serious and urgent need Every week, two converted blue buses stocked with childrens books carefully navigate the streets of Kabul, avoiding areas where deadly explosions are common. These travelling libraries stop off at schools in different parts of […]

‘Disgrace and shame’: Alan Moore points to Boris Johnson in Grenfell fire comic

Moore has briefly come out of retirement to contribute to a new anthology raising money for PTSD support for survivors Comics legend Alan Moore, who announced he was Grenfell Tower fire. Moore, the author of the seminal graphic novels Watchmen and V for Vendetta, is one of 24 contributors to a forthcoming comic anthology, Grenfell […]

A queer, diverse Nancy Drew: is this how to keep children’s classics alive?

The girl detective and Little Women are both being updated to include LGBTQ and multiethnic characters to cater for a new generation of readers but this doesnt always work When the news broke that Nancy Drew, that plucky, Titian-haired girl detective with her handsome boyfriend and supportive girl gang, pulled from sale because everyone wanted […]