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

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

Marcus Sedgwick: me and Doctor Who

Just how do authors reimagine famous characters from Doctor Who to Sherlock Holmes to James Bond? Marcus Sedgwick on the challenges and sheer unadulterated terror of regenerating the Doctor in book form

Julia Donaldson: I’m like the mouse in the Gruffalo

Julia Donaldson is Britain's bestselling author, beating even JK Rowling, and The Gruffalo has won the hearts of children around the world. Unveiling her latest character, the former songwriter talks to Clare Dwyer Hogg about unlikely success, losing a son – and why she's like the mouse in her most famous story