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Max

Max
Max, as a character, exemplifies the extreme product of Nazi thinking. They believed that the State can create generations of clone like super-beings.

Choosing the perfect Nordic types to parent children, and then rearing them in selected homes and schools for Nazi indoctrination, was the fate of thousands of children. Max is just one of the many. Starting from the very unusual viewpoint of a yet to be born baby, little Max is perfectly happy for his mother to experience extended excruciating pain just so that he can be born on the 20th April, Adolf Hitler's birthday.

It gets deep into the thinking of a people who believed in racial superiority - a people who contrived to produce a system of racial annihilation, which was unprecedented in human history. As the events of the early twentieth century slide further back into history Max is a story capable of alerting future generations to a time and events that must never be forgotten. Don't think about taking it on the beach – it could ruin your holiday.
Trevor V. Thompson

 

 

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Book Trust - inspiring a love of books

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators - Conference 2016

Childrens Chronic Arthritis Association - The CCAA relies on donations from the public.

Edinburgh Book Festival - A festival of big ideas

The Federation of Children's Book Groups is a UK charity bringing children and books together, encouraging reading for pleasure.

The Illustration Cupboard - A unique central London art gallery representing the most distinguised contemporary book illustrators from around the world.

Letterbox Library: A leading supplier of multicultural, non-sexist and special issue books for children

The Letterpress Project

Loogabarooga Festival - for families who love books and illustrated literature. (19-24 Oct)

Explore Learning - National Young Writers - Writing competition for children aged 14 and under, judged by Cressida Cowell.

7 Stories - Seven Stories is the National Centre for Children’s Books

 

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Michael Foreman, William Grill, Robin Stevens (Carousel 62)

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Nicola Morgan, Richard Adams and Lauren Child (Carousel 61)

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Jacqueline Wilson. Modern take on Alice and more (Carousel 60)

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Frank Cottrell Boyce. Simon Mayo, children's author (Carousel 59)

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25 years of ELMER at Andersen Press. Michael Rosen . . . (Carousel 58)

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The Great War, Chris Haughton, Mick Inkpen, Erin Lange (Carousel 57)

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Oliver Jeffers, Robert Ingpen, Sophia McDougall (Carousel 56)

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Michael Morpugo, Emma Chichester Clark, Shirley Hughes (Carousel 55)

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Petr Horacek, David Melling and New Zealand Adventures (Carousel 54)

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Sir Quentin Blake, Annabel Pitcher and Sara Fanelli (Carousel 53)

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Henry Winkler, Rebecca Elliott and Lemony Snicket (Carousel 52)

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Korky Paul and Winnie the Witch. Robert Swindells. (Carousel 51)