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Recommended Reads this Term

Discover great books for class reading, boosting well-being or to support topic work Amazing by Steve Anthony This heartwarming picture book about a little boy and his pet dragon is a celebration of friendship and being yourself. With a positive message about diversity, it’s a perfect platform to start conversations about understanding and acceptance. Great […]

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Toto the Ninja Cat Halloween Mask

Happy almost-Halloween! If you’re on the look-out for a fun dress-up activity with your class, look no further… meet Toto the Ninja Cat. The feline star of Dermot’s O’Leary’s children’s books is not only the coolest cat in town, but also makes for a super-easy Halloween costume. How to dress up as Toto the Ninja Cat: […]

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Recommended reads for the summer holidays

With holidays on the horizon, now is a great time to help your pupils pick out some books to read over the break. Not only is it a great way to relax, but important for helping children keep up the reading skills they’ve developed over the past academic year and stopping the so-called ‘summer slide’. […]

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Get to know Team Bookends

We thought we’d give you a little glimpse into what we’re up to this weekend, including what we’re reading, what we’re enjoying on TV and what we’re getting up to over the weekend! Aimee Watching: I’m reeling from The Handmaid’s Tale and its brilliant acting, casting, plot and cinematography. I’m counteracting this classy choice by […]

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Try Something New: Crime

Sometimes instead of reading a story with a happy ending, we like a good scare and a good crime scene. We’ve rounded up 4 of our books publishing this month that gave us goosebumps, one way or another. The Binding Song by Elodie Harper ‘Splendidly unsettling’ John Connolly Dr Janet Palmer is the new lead psychologist at HMP […]

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Team Bookends’ Guide to Bookish Hygge – Part 2

You and Me, Always – Jill Mansell  There’s nothing better than snuggling down in your favourite cosy jumper with a mug of tea and a good book. You and Me, Always is the perfect book to curl up with. A beautifully romantic, poignant read by bestselling author Jill Mansell set in the cosy Cotswolds, this is […]

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Top Ten Most Beautiful Bookshops In Britain

As part of Independent Booksellers Week, we are celebrating in true book lovers’ style by compiling a list of our favourite independent bookshops from around the country. Obviously we love discovering as many new places as we can! From cute and quaint to quirky and unique, there’s definitely plenty of them out there, and these […]

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Sarah Duguid’s Favourite Portrayals of Sisterhood – Part 2

On Monday we brought you the first part of debut author, Sarah Duguid’s round up of depictions of sisterhood and what better way to mark publication day of LOOK AT ME, than with Part 2?  Voyage in the Dark by Jean Rhys Tells the story of chorus girls in the thirties trying to subsist by […]

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Sarah Duguid’s Favourite Portrayals of Sisterhood – Part 1.

To launch Sisterhood Week on Bookends, inspired by Sarah Duguid’s debut LOOK AT ME, which sees protagonist Lizzy’s world unravel when she discovers she has a secret half-sister, Sarah herself has written us a list of her favourite portrayals of sisterhood across books and film. Check back for Part 2 of this list later this […]

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Discover our Reading Group collections…

We know a lot of you are members of a reading group and if you’re anything like us, it could also very easily be ‘Wine Club’ or ‘Monthly Gossip Group’. All too often you’re several bottles deep and on a two-hour tangent about your friend’s sister’s run-in with her raucous neighbours. It’s a treasured tradition […]

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My Perfect Weekend Interview – Tasmina Perry

Long lie-in or up with the lark? I’m the last in our household to get up any day of the week. My first words are usually “five more minutes…” Full English or a super-food smoothie? I’ve bought a Blendtec blender and have become obsessed with making smoothies. My freezer is packed with frozen raspberries and […]

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My Summer Reading List…

I haven’t had much time to do a lot of reading myself over the past couple of months because I’ve been writing and editing but I’ve got a lot of books lined up for the summer months. One that I’ve read and really enjoyed is Louise O’Neill’s ONLY EVER YOURS, which was written as a YA […]

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Learning how to read an image

Being able to read an image—in a similar fashion to the way one would read a book, deconstructing it, examining its component parts—is an invaluable skill. It allows us to take each and every part of an image and look at it in depth in a more critical and meaningful way. Instead of looking at […]

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Michael Moorcock Reading List

So we’ve had a few requests on twitter, facebook and by email to suggest a reading order for the Michael Moorcock Collection. As you may know, Gollancz is deeply proud to be publishing the (almost) complete genre works of Michael Moorcock, an author who has had an incalculable influence on many genres. Fantasy, SF, literary […]

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World Book Day: Not Just for Kids

I was half an hour late to work this morning. Nothing wrong with the trains (well, nothing more than usual), no tradesmen to let in, no alarm-clock-failing-to-go-off. I was late because I wanted to drop Bilbo Baggins and Belle (from Beauty and the Beast) off at school this morning for World Book Day. OK, I’m […]

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