TES Friday and Teacher magazines are on holiday, so reviews appear in the main paper this week, pages 3435. nbsp;
Facing a test of identity
With a little more appeal to the lay reader, an academic's work on Muslim boys' relationship with school could be a winner, writes Tim Brighouse. Race, Masculinity and Schooling: Muslim boys and education b y Louise Archer, Open University Press, pound;18.99.
Primary: An end to the blank canvas - Picture books to foster creativity at key stage 1 selected by Anne Faundez
Joan Aiken: Fantastic to the last word
Midwinter Nightingale, the penultimate book in the author's best-known series has been published since her death in January. Jan Mark looks elsewhere for her memorial
Teenage fictionnbsp; Love that dare not be happy
Why so many sad endings in novels with gay characters?, asks David Self. He reviews:
Desire Lines, by Jack Gantos; My Heartbeat, by Garret Freymann-We, and The Shell House, by Linda Newbery.