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1 February 2022

More Adventure in Children’s Books

Why Adventure Stories are vital for our Children I’ve recently read Katherine Rundell’s ‘Why You Should Read Children’s Books, Even Though you Are So Old and Wise’ and there are so many passages I could quote […]
15 September 2021

More than a Story – What good Fiction does for Children

I’ve just finished reading an action-packed children’s story about time travel, history, mystery and friendship (Vesuvius by J. D. Fennell) and, after I’d added it to my shelf of ‘enjoyed’ children’s books, I permitted myself a […]
26 February 2021

Journey to the River Sea

(The Natural World & Adventure) This is a wonderful story about friendship and Maia’s developing relationship with the natural world around her. Although set in 1910, it has a both a modern and classic feel. A […]
10 December 2020

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

  (Historical fiction) This is heartbreaking story from the perspective of nine year old Bruno. We see some of the happenings of the Holocaust from his a naive, inaccurate view. It’s a story about children’s friendship, […]
23 September 2019

May’s Moon Book Launch – Author Interview

Sue Palmer talks about writing, reading and the publication of her new book… Where are you from? I live in the UK. I moved from Lancashire to The Cotswolds at the age of 7 and have […]
14 August 2019

Summer Space Chase

As you pack to go on holiday or unpack from a memorable trip away with your family, you still have chance to register and take part in the awesome: Summer Reading Challenge – The Space Chase. […]
6 March 2019

World Book Day Wonders

To celebrate World Book Day and Read an E-book Week, how about reading something new and different?   If you’re used to reading action-packed thrillers, why not give a fantasy story a go? If you’re into […]