The Birmingham Mail has recommendations for books to read with your children before they start school.

The Welwyn Hatfield Times has some nice pictures of children dressed up for World Book Day. as does the Basildon Echo, and the Swindon Advertiser.

My monthly Book Riot post on British books to look out for in the US is up.

Stylist has a list of the most empowering feminist books as 35 women pick their favourite reads.

Translators are the vanguard of literary change: they need better recognition, argues Daniel Hahn in The Guardian.

The Guardian rounds up the best recent thrillers.


Over on Book Riot, one reader makes the case for the Man Booker rules to stay as they are, with American writers included. (Your periodic reminder that links on this blog do not imply endorsements.)

If you’re curious about Lucy Mangan’s Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Readingyou can read an extract from it on the Foyles website.

Emily Chang’s Brotopia, the hauntingly lyrical Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood and Anna Hart’s gorgeously written Departures are among what staff at The Pool are reading this week.

The chief executive of the Society of Authors has challenged publishers to reveal how much they pay writers in their annual financial accounts.

This week’s star-studded Bookseller pictures round-up features World Book Day, Rebel Girls, a 90th birthday and a Picador showcase.

Re-enter Sandman: Neil Gaiman’s comics are returning with new writers.

The Independent has a list of the best books about the Trump Administration.

The Guardian’s view on children’s books is not exactly radical: read more, more often.