Welcome to Business Town is for the adults who grew up with Richard Scarry’s illustrated books full of adorable animals with jobs: bears wearing firem(...)

Peepo by Alan and Janet Ahlberg: recommended reading for toddlers aged  18 months and over

In 2014, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown launched an initiative called Babies Love Books to promote the importance of reading to young children. Reaching ou(...)

Swipe first: with just one glance a child becomes master of the touch-screen universe, but what impact does that have on reading? Photograph: Joakim Leroy/E+/Getty

The ebook market for children’s books is the single most prolific arm of the digital publishing industry. It is also the most potentially insid(...)