Michael Rosen

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In David O’Doherty’s new book a greedy developer gets his comeuppance when  some children rob a bank. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

The Dublin comedian on podcasting from Achill Island, his new children’s book and owning 14 bikes Let me tell you about David O’Doherty’s stuff.(...)

Isaac Newton: with no social media to distract him, the young genius retreated to his bedroom during his lockdown to develop the theory of gravity and work on what would become calculus. Portrait: Sir Godfrey Kneller

So, the day of reckoning is upon us. With Covid restrictions falling away, it’s time to audit your lockdown goals. Did you finally write the Great Iri(...)

Michael Rosen: I say to Emma it feels like I can’t get enough air. There isn’t enough air. Photograph: David Levenson/Getty

Michael Rosen, the children’s author, poet, broadcaster and former UK children’s laureate, spent 48 days in intensive care after contracting Covid-19 (...)

The BFG: ‘Roald Dahl, in his language as much as in his characters and his plots, always has a twinkle in his eye.’ Illustration: Quentin Blake/Puffin

If a small child were to walk up to Susan Rennie in the street and call her a slopgroggled grobsquiffler, she would know exactly how to reply. “You sq(...)

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Few people reading these words will need convincing that all Christmas stockings – children’s or otherwise – should contain at least one book. With (...)

A Quentin Blake illustration in Roald Dahl’s The Twits

A is for Ahlberg Husband-and-wife team Allan and Janet Ahlberg are responsible for some of the best British picture books of the late 20th cent(...)