Highlights from Bookmarks children’s section include If the If the World were a Village by David J Smith (£6.99). It points out that if the world was a village of 100 people, nine would speak English, while 22 would speak a Chinese dialect, 13 people would be from Africa but only five would be from the US. It’s a large format picture book with facts and illustrations about the lives of people all over the world.
Michael Rosen’s Sad Book (£10.99) is new from the prolific author and poet. It’s a powerful and intensely moving book for young and old alike, with beautiful illustrations by Quentin Blake. Michael tells of his grief and feeling of loss over his son’s death.
To order books write to Bookmarks, the socialist bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QE, phone 020 7637 1848,