How to raise a reader

How to raise a reader

There are only two things that qualify me to write on how to raise a reader. I was raised a reader, and I was a children’s bookseller for a while – a large part of which was convincing children that reading was, in fact, worthwhile. I experienced varying degrees...
What Have We Been Up To At Monster Books This Month?

The Delights Of E-Publishing

Following on from last week’s thoughts on the difference between reading on a screen and reading in print, we thought this week we’d take a gander at digital publishing’s place in the landscape. It has its critics, but e-publishing is a billion-dollar industry and...
Print vs Screen: is there a real difference?

Print vs Screen: is there a real difference?

In this modern age, the humble book can take many forms. You can carry around an entire library in your pocket, read war and peace without feeling like you’re holding a weapon in your hands, and take the entire Discworld series with you on your holidays. But is...
The Magic of Myths and Folklore

The Magic of Myths and Folklore

Being based in the south-east, it’s no surprise that Monster Books has a penchant for bizarre and fantastical stories. Narnia, Middle Earth, and Wonderland were all invented in nearby Oxford, and the river that runs through the inventively named Henley-on-Thames is...