Inspiring Young Readers
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.
Raising a reader: getting ready to start school posted on 02 May 2019
My four year old granddaughter has an October birthday, so will be one of the oldest children in her class when she starts in September.
A New Generation of Children’s Book Illustrators posted on 27 Feb 2019
At the beginning of April of this year, the Bologna Children’s Book Fair takes place for four days.
Kathleen Hale posted on 18 Dec 2018
Kathleen Hale Kathleen Hale was born in Broughton, Lanarkshire in 1898...
Can Picture Books explain the WW1 Armistice Centenary to younger readers? posted on 11 Nov 2018
There is no getting away from the fact that war and its many consequences are ugly and painful.
The Pleasure of Pop-ups posted on 06 Nov 2018
There is something very special about working with seven and eight year olds.
Why I love libraries….even though my relationship with them has been a difficult one posted on 02 Nov 2018
Let me start by saying that I love libraries and everything they stand for...
Children’s books and the adult reader posted on 26 Oct 2018
During this year’s Cheltenham Literary Festival I went along to hear the great children’s book author and illustrator, Helen Oxenbury......
Championing children’s books: a conversation with Neil and Sue from Child’s Play (International) Ltd. posted on 13 Sep 2018
A conversation with Neil and Sue from Child’s Play (International) Ltd.