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Here’s the latest exciting news about children’s books.   ‘Madeline Finn and the Library Dog’ by Lisa Papp   The website www.lovereading4kids.co.uk says: ‘A beautiful, reassuring story for all those struggling to read..…a heart-warming book.  Just stunning and perfect to share with reluctant readers or any-one who worries about making mistakes or not being good enough.’  For age 3+.  Published on 1st September.     ‘Billy and the Minpins’ by Roald Dahl   This brand new edition of Roald Dahl’s final children’s book was published on 7th September.  It has been re-titled to reflect Dahl’s original name for the book. ‘Billy and the Minpins’ is the first time that Quentin Blake has illustrated a Roald Dahl story for nearly 20 years. It is the story of heroic Billy who saves the Minpins, tiny tree-dwelling people whose children are the size of matchsticks, from the fearsome Gruncher.  For ages 5 to 12.     ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell   From his seat in the tiny aeroplane, Fred watches as ... Full story