Inspiring Young Readers
What ever happened to the prize book? posted on 02 Sep 2016
Rummaging through the shelves of second hand bookshops or the books in charity shops that sit in the ‘old and collectible’ sections that they now all seem
Separated by a common language : children's books I didn't grow up with posted on 06 Aug 2016
I recently picked up a copy of E.B. White's children's story, Stuart Little
Missing the bus posted on 25 Jul 2016
A minor vice of mine is seeking out small collectibles relating to reading.
The Complexity of Simple Picture Books posted on 12 Jul 2016
I recently bought a board book for my new baby grandson - Peekaboo Park by Emily Bolam
The Fat Owl of the Remove and me : how Billy Bunter blighted my life posted on 28 Jun 2016
I was born in the early 1950s and until my late teens I was a very overweight child.
Keys To The Kingdom posted on 23 Jun 2016
I wonder if you remember learning to read?
Through the looking glasses: where are all the children’s books with children wearing spectacles? posted on 22 May 2016
When I was growing up wearing glasses was definitely not 'cool', particularly for girls.
Career novels: fact or fiction? posted on 11 May 2016
Even as a young child I always wanted to be a teacher and so enjoyed lining up dolls and teddies, bossing them about
A different generation of novels for Young Adults posted on 02 May 2016
The market for novels aimed at the YA or ‘young adult’ audience has been one of the fastest growing areas over recent years.
Lost in Middle Earth posted on 20 Apr 2016
I'm not really much of a fan of fantasy writing. There are some exceptions - Alan Garner, Ursula Le Guin and some dystopian fringe science fiction