Children's Literature in Education

, Volume 38, Issue 4, pp 297–301 | Cite as

Favourite Reads of 2006

  • Compiled by David Rudd, UK Editorial Committee
Following up last year’s ‘Favourite Reads’ (CLE 37(4) December 2006), the British and North American Editorial Boards of the journal asked another select band of writers and critics of children’s literature to nominate their favourite read of the preceding year. It did not necessarily have to be a book published in 2006; it might simply be a book that the individual had just discovered or, indeed, a classic rediscovered. The enthusiastic responses are given below, followed by bibliographical details of the various texts chosen.

Charles Butler is both a fiction writer and an academic specializing in children’s literature, based at the University of the West of England, Bristol. He has published six fantasy novels to date beginning with The Darkling (1997), besides a number of critical works, including Four British Fantasists: Place and Culture in the Children’s Fantasies of Penelope Lively, Alan Garner, Diana Wynne Jones, and Susan Cooper (Scarecrow/ChLA, 2006), and editing Teaching...


  1. Frost, Helen. The Braid. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2006.Google Scholar
  2. Iggulden, Conn and Hal. The Dangerous Book for Boys. London: HarperCollins, 2006.Google Scholar
  3. Knox, Elizabeth. Dreamhunter. Book I of The Dreamhunter Duet. Toronto: Puffin Canada, 2006. (Published as The Rainbow Opera by Faber and Faber in 2005).Google Scholar
  4. Norman, Roger. Albion’s Dream. London: Faber and Faber, 1990.Google Scholar
  5. Paterson, Katherine. Bread and Roses, Too. New York: Clarion Books, 2006.Google Scholar
  6. Stanley, Diane. Bella at Midnight. Illustrated by Bagram Ibatouline. New York: HarperCollins, 2006.Google Scholar
  7. Zusak, Marcus. The Book Thief. New York: Knopf Books, 2006.Google Scholar

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