Inspiring Young Readers
Three Bears (Part Two) posted on 06 Feb 2016
Having already written about the undisputed superstar bears, Winnie the Pooh, Paddington and Rupert, it was quite an undertaking..
Three Bears (Part One) posted on 06 Jan 2016
Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne, illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard received the accolade of being number one...
The Magic of Libraries posted on 02 Dec 2015
I've mentioned before in other blogs on this site that I have very warm memories of visiting libraries as a child.
Thanks Dad posted on 15 Nov 2015
As I was recently putting my thoughts together for my dad's funeral eulogy I started to think about whether to what extent he had influenced my love...
Meeting old literary friends posted on 10 Nov 2015
One of the pleasures of retirement is being able to go for early morning walks in my local area.
The Gruffalo Effect posted on 08 Sep 2015
I recently did a book reading event as part of a community day at Newman University and selected one classic children's picture book ,,,,
A Meeting With Mr Badger posted on 30 Aug 2015
There is something about Mr Badger in The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame that for me elevates him...
Alice and Me posted on 01 Aug 2015
I'm not sure whether anyone ever read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to me when I was a child. I may have come across an abridged version...
The book between Dirk Bogarde and David Attenborough posted on 28 Jul 2015
My elderly parents have rather an eclectic book collection. Some classic fiction, poetry, nature...
Where are the tattoos in children's books? posted on 28 Jul 2015
In the not so distant past of my 1950s childhood, tattoos were usually associated with the armed forces ....