Alice Nuttall

Alice Nuttall is a children’s and webcomic writer who spends her free time reading, knitting, and playing D&D, occasionally all at the same time. Her superpower is the ability to find a cup of coffee no matter where she is. She blogs at

Boats, Bread, and Biblioburros: Unusual Libraries Around the World

Explore libraries that have unusual collections, exist in strange places, or use novel modes of transportation to deliver books to readers.

Dragons, War and Magic: A Flock of Books Like ERAGON

Chilling Christmas Magic: My Annual Reread of THE DARK IS RISING

In this literary love letter, a Rioter explains why she annually re-reads Susan Cooper’s The Dark Is Rising in the build-up to Christmas.

7 Books to Get You Through Unemployment

With job losses on the rise, many people are out of work. One recently unemployed Rioter finds the best books about unemployment, including For Every One by Jason Reynolds.

Spooky and Snuggly: The Best Horror Hoodies for Halloween Nights

Want to stay warm while also keeping it spooky? The best horror hoodies can add some literary horror to your wardrobe this Halloween.

Bookshops Battle Bigotry with Bravery and Grace

How bookshops are fighting against bigotry with bravery, grace, dignity—and even a little snark.

Books for the Future: Why We Need Copyright Libraries

What are copyright libraries, and why do we need them? This article explains the role legal deposits play in the wider world of libraries.

8 Perfect YA Comics for New Comics Readers

If you're a YA reader who doesn't know where to start in the vast world of comics, check out this list of YA comics for new comics readers.

Best Friend Squads: 8 Kids’ Books With Best Friend Teams

Friendship is at the heart of many kids' stories. Here are some wonderful, heartwarming children's books about best friends.

Health and Happiness: Medical Books For Kids

These medical books for kids will help demystify illness, healthcare, and the functions of the human body.

Scrub Up! Hygiene Books for Elementary Students

These hygiene books for elementary students are a helpful guide to teach kids how to stay clean and healthy in a number of ways.

How to Find Free Baby Books: 8 Ideas for Parents and Carers

Stuck for reading ideas, and counting the pennies? Here's how to find free baby books, with plenty of choices that still support authors and illustrators.

Authors, Austerity and the UK’s Save Our Libraries Campaign

The UK's Save Our Libraries campaign, spearheaded by librarians and authors, began nearly 10 years ago - but has it achieved its goal of stopping closures?

15 Marvelous Middle School Books With Happy Endings

Check out these fantastic middle school books with happy endings, to share with the middle schooler in your life or to read if you need a cheering boost.

8 Fantasy Destinations for Imaginary Travels

If you're sick of lockdown or are itching for unusual travel, these fantasy destinations will give you ideas for your imaginary holiday plans.