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Children’s Fiction Helps Reach Record Book Sales

The Publishers Association has said that a rise in the popularity of children’s fiction has helped set a new record for UK book sales.

UK book sales reached £3.5 billion in 2016 with the sales of children’s books contributing £365 million after a 16% increase in revenue.

Self help and fitness books were also popular genres of books however, general fiction had a decline in sales of 7%.

Bedtime stories without the princesses in new children’s book

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo is celebrating amazing women throughout history.

The book was funded by crowd funding website Kickstarter and raised £409,000 in May 2016.

It has 100 stories of women such as Frida Kahlo, Serena Williams, Elizabeth I and Malala Yousafzai and aims to inspire girls to go against gender norms and be strong.

source: BBC