Val Biro obituary

Children's author and illustrator who created Gumdrop, the adventurous vintage car

Fiction for teenagers – reviews

First love, outcasts, a road trip and a dark, dystopian future feature in this month's psychologically engaging selection, writes Geraldine Brennan

Reader reviews roundup

YOUR REVIEWS: We've been bewitched by your reviews this week, including some sporting exploits, a dystopian world and a healthy dose of fantasy

What are the best books for gamers?

How can I survive the summer without Skyrim and Assassin's Creed? The Book Doctor recommends great fantasy books for the beach to a game obsessed 12-year-old

25 years of Elmer the elephant

David McKee, creator of Mr Benn, tells Stuart Jeffries that a racist incident when he was out with his daughter inspired him to write the first Elmer the elephant book

Reader reviews roundup

YOUR REVIEWS: Keep your ears open, we've got an audio review this week, as well as a psychological thriller, a brave dog, a ballet book and a diary of a middle school coward!

Harry Potter joins Wendy in adult-land

John Dugdale: JK Rowling has offered readers a glimpse of the boy wizard on the cusp of turning 34, but she is far from the first author to return to a young character once they've grown up