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ABC Staff Picks

written by Lília Nothing beats curling up on the couch with a blanket, book and (hot) beverage in the autumn months. We’ve got some great new titles for you spanning the genres—starting with true story-based fiction, passing through pure romantic escapism and falling finally into the magical world of translation. (You’ll [...]

Hardship in Picturebooks: Raising Awareness

by Tatia Gruenbaum Tatia Gruenbaum is a lecturer and researcher at Avans University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands and co-founder of PEPELT (Picturebooks in European Primary English Language Teaching). October 17 is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, established in 1992 by the UN General Assembly and officially [...]

2022-10-17T15:51:28+02:00Tags: , |

Bring on the banned books!

written by Lauren Book banning in the US is on the rise. According to PEN America’s Index of School Book Bans, there were 2,532 book-banning incidents concerning 1,648 titles in the US from July 2021 to June 2022—almost half of them young adult books. The most banned books by far contain [...]

2022-09-29T10:22:13+02:00Tags: , , , , , , |

Manga Madness Q4 2022

compiled by Lília and Ester Manga madness: what’s coming out in the last quarter of 2022! The end of 2022 is fast approaching, which means it’s time to present the last Manga releases of the year. There will be six new series, six new titles from ongoing series and two new [...]

2022-09-19T14:24:30+02:00Tags: , , , |

McNally Editions

Simply Beautiful: Cover Art by McNally Editions written by Charlotte For some, a work break may be a cup of coffee, a walk through the park or a little nap on the office couch. But whenever I need a break, I take a stroll through the bookstore. [...]

2022-08-27T14:11:17+02:00Tags: , , |

Romancing the trope

written by Maria Some people love tropes. Others despise them. Unfortunately, many are poorly done. But when a trope is done well, it can take a book from just okay to a bestseller. Here are my (very subjective) picks of the best and the worst romance tropes. [...]

2022-09-03T12:21:11+02:00Tags: , |
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