Inspiring Young Readers
Ethan Argent, the nine year old International Reading Ambassador posted on 13 Oct 2019
I was delighted when my nine year old nephew suggested that it was a good idea to read some books to children whilst on holiday visiting family in Uganda.
Growing Up In A House Without Books posted on 07 Sep 2019
A summary of research published by the University of Nevada, Reno in 2010...
When is a book not a ‘proper’ book? posted on 27 Aug 2019
I am often to be found happily browsing the Children’s section of large bookshops trying to make a decision about my next capture.
The Power of Poetry posted on 18 Aug 2019
Guest author, comedy performance poet, author and entertainer, Neal Zetter shares his thoughts on the power of poetry
Positive about gender posted on 06 Aug 2019
Guest contributor, Julia Neall thinks about the way women and girls are represented in a selection of modern children's books.
Why real books are always better than lists posted on 21 Jul 2019
The internet provides quick and easy access to comprehensive lists of books relating to all kinds of genres and topics.
Mommy, what will school be like? Taking a look at the portrayal of Reception Classes in picture books posted on 14 Jul 2019
There is no doubt that the world of picture books often romanticizes reality......
Classic Covers: Five Children and It posted on 02 Jul 2019
This first Puffin Books paperback edition of the E. Nesbit classic, published in 1959, marks an important moment in the history of Puffin Book design.
A selection of recommended books for children that include stories about asylum seekers and refugees from around the world posted on 17 Jun 2019
A selection of recommended books for children that include stories about asylum seekers and refugees from around the world
What value do you ascribe to children’s books? posted on 26 May 2019
Whenever we visit Oxford on one of our periodic bookshop trawls we find ourselves dropping into the small Charity Bookshop in Turl Street.