24 Jan 2018
A brilliant film about freedom of the press
6 Nov 2017
An introduction to the folklore surrounding selkies
20 Oct 2017
Sophie Masson is one of Australia's gifted authors.
23 Jun 2017
Twenty years ago youngsters were hooked. Why?
13 Jun 2017
After their mother abandons them, four children journey on foot to their grandmother's home.
26 Oct 2016
Pooh at 90 still enthralls!
3 Aug 2016
A play in two parts by Jack Thorne, drawing on a story by J.K. Rowling
8 Jun 2016
The 44 Scotland Street series
25 May 2016
A growing up saga with powerful familial influences.
27 Apr 2016
9-year-old Cassie Logan is one of literature's most endearing heroines.
18 Apr 2016
The best reason to marry someone is love.
13 Apr 2016
The first in a series of articles about coming of age books.
28 Aug 2015
A children's literature specialist pays homage to Lewis Carroll.
9 Oct 2014
How many of us would know the novels of Anthony Trollope if it weren’t for the BBC?
17 Jan 2012
A focus on equal rights in the same-sex marriage debate has obscured the obvious fact that men and women have complementary natures.
3 May 2011
Flannery O’Connor comes across in this biography as earthy and imperfect: funny, shrewd, serene, and devotional.
1 Jan 2008
An expert in children's literature takes a close look at Philip Pullman's novel series, His Dark Materials, the source for the film The Golden Compass.
3 Aug 2007
The seven volumes of Harry Potter are a triumphant achievement of literary genius.
5 Feb 2007
Great children's writers don't appeal to the lowest, most suspicious impulses in their readers. Lemony Snicket's creator does.
5 Jan 2007
MercatorNet's second look at the bizarre work ethic in one of last year's best films.
5 May 2006
American author Katherine Paterson has been honoured with Sweden's highest literary award for children's books. She deserves it.
9 Sep 2005
The surprising success of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels is due to their simple, invigorating affirmation that life has beauty and meaning.
15 Jul 2005
Millions of muggles all over the world devoured the sixth volume of
Harry Potter this weekend. An expert in children's literature discusses
whether the series helps or harms children.