About this month's reviewer

Emily Drabble is head of children’s book promotion and prizes at the reading for pleasure charity BookTrust; the team that run the Children’s Laureate, the BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award and the Blue Peter Book Award, as well as publishing the BookTrust’s Great Books Guide and children’s book reviews on the BookTrust website. Before BookTrust Emily was a Guardian journalist. She joined the Guardian in 1994 where she worked on the Education supplement, developed a children’s news services, was a commissioning editor of the Guardian Teacher Network and most recently edited the Guardian Children’s Books website from 2014 to 2016.