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

A Pod of Books About Whales

Here are some of our favourite books about whales, for kids and adults like, to take you away to the ocean, wherever you are.

Reading Time: The Importance of the Prison Library

On the importance of prison libraries to people who are incarcerated, and on the policies and backlash against stripping access to library resources.

13 Action-Packed Book Series for Middle Schoolers

Readers looking for must-read book series for middle schoolers can find plenty of suggestions for mystery, fantasy, and more.

Doing No Harm: A Look at Writing Suicide and Self-Harm in Fiction

A look at guidelines to representing suicide and self-harm in fiction, and how and why fiction writers might be able to use these guidelines in their work.

6 Inspiring Workbooks and Guides for Budding Authors

If you're an aspiring writer in need of advice, have a browse through this rundown of creative writing guides, including journals, workbooks, and guides.

Best Frenemies Forever: Toxic Friendships in Fiction

A roundup of toxic friendships in fiction, and a look at how books can offer insight on negotiating difficult real-life friendship issues.

Check the Books: Reading My Way Through OCD

One reader with newly-diagnosed OCD looks at how OCD is represented in books, and what more she'd like to see in representations.

40 Of The Best Feminist Books

Covering classics, recent feminist writing, and fiction and poetry through a feminist lens, these are the best feminist books to get started with.

Read Harder: A Middle-Grade Book That Doesn’t Take Place in the U.S. or UK

Try a middle grade book that doesn't take place in the US or UK, including books set in Nigeria, India, Italy, France, China, and Pakistan, for Read Harder.

It’s Business Time: A List of Warren Buffett Book Recommendations

Whether you're a budding entrepreneur or an old hand in business, this list of Warren Buffett book recommendations will round out your reading list.

A Close Reading Of Pride And Prejudice’s First Line: “It is a truth universally acknowledged…”

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." What does it mean?

Why We Need NOUGHTS AND CROSSES and Its Upcoming Adaptation

With the first TV adaptation of NOUGHTS AND CROSSES coming up, this Rioter looks at how readers need it just as much today as when the series began.

Excellent Non-Book Projects by Brilliant Authors

Authors are multi-talented, and these non-book projects by writers are worth checking out.

Why I Love Author Talks

A Rioter reminisces about some of her favourite author talks, what she's learned from them, and why she keeps going back to see her best-loved writers.

15 Roarsome Dinosaur Books for Kids

These dinosaur books for kids are perfect for bedtime reading, or as a new source of dinosaur-based facts and trivia for your budding paleontologist.