Back up to: The Essay
5/5 Michael Rosen considers the changing role of the family in children's literature.
4/5 Julia Eccleshare discusses Jacqueline Wilson's thoroughly modern fairytales.
3/5 Trish Cooke explores the importance of children's books reflecting different cultures.
2/5 Anne Fine gives a feminist view of the nostalgia for our favourite childhood books.
1/5 Anthony Horowitz explores family dysfunction through Roald Dahl's Matilda.