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Guardian Children's Books section has a list of top ten alternate histories in children's books here

It includes such kidslit classics as Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, The Man in the High Castle, Watchmen and The Difference Engine. I'm suddenly feeling a lot less smug about my Smalls' reading record.

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Date: 2014-08-29 12:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smallbeasts.livejournal.com
Now there's a summer reading challenge for the kids. That must be worth a good handful of scratch & sniff stickers from the library. They can tackle Cloud Atlas over Christmas.

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Date: 2014-08-29 01:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nojay.livejournal.com
Does that mean "The Man in the High Castle" was the first YA Hugo winner (in an alternate universe, of course)?

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Date: 2014-08-29 08:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] celestialweasel.livejournal.com
Maybe I am out of touch but I think The Difference Engine has rather more fairly explicit description of sex with prostitutes than I would expect in a children's book.
(also the hardback I had of it had the most acidic paper in a hardback I have ever bought new)

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Date: 2014-08-29 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brixtonbrood.livejournal.com
Yes, the "OMG is she actually offering to do that!! I thought that was only a thing invented in naughty French novels!" scene was the one which leapt to my mind as well.

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Date: 2014-08-29 08:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] celestialweasel.livejournal.com
Also 'this groundbreaking graphic novel helped launch geek culture:' WTF?

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