Welcome to & more about Armadillo


Armadillo Children's Book Review Magazine continues to expand, whilst remaining free and maintaining its popularity and reputation, thanks to the many book reviews written by our fantastic team of volunteers. You will also find regular feature articles showcasing innovation and exciting developments in the children's book world. We owe a huge thanks to our growing team, avidly reading and reviewing these exciting and varied books.

We continue to be thankful to the publishing world for offering us exciting adventures ... reading new books, meeting their amazing creators and celebrating the vibrancy of children's books

Armadillo is published quarterly.  Since we can't wait that long to keep you informed about new publications and forthcoming events we post regularly on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Patreon & Twitter.  Follow us for reviews, comments, pictures, competitions and amazing prizes.

If you'd like to sign up to support our efforts, and get some extra special value, please visit our Patreon page, become an Armadillo patron and support us supporting you & your family in their reading journey. 

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We hope you enjoy Armadillo.  If you like what you see, please do come back for more, subscribe below, follow our social media accounts, share the love of books and spread the word that we are here.

Louise Ellis-Barrett



Louise Ellis-Barrett, British Museum Librarian, part-time PhD student, book lover extraordinaire!

Web Editor

Simon Barrett, Secondary School Teacher of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics, serious about his reading and ice cream.

Blog Editor

Jess Zahra, English Literature student, dedicated Brontë and Carter fanatic, lover of big, dark sweeping tales!

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What is Armadillo?

Armadillo Children's Book Review Magazine is a popular and reputable quarterly publication with a strong presence on social media.  It continues to focus on reviewing the latest books published for children and young adults as well as featuring exciting new developments in the publishing world of childrens and young adult books.

Since its creation in 1999 by author and publisher Mary Hoffman, Armadillo Magazine continues to grow.  It is currently edited by Louise Ellis-Barrett. 

If you are interested in becoming a reviewer, then please contact Louise (armadilloeditor@gmail.com).

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