Inspiring Young Readers
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾ posted on 04 Aug 2020
Back in 1985 when this was first published, it was a sensation shifting the best part of two million copies in no time.
Agent Zaiba Investigates: The Missing Diamonds posted on 31 Jul 2020
Guest reviewer, Mia Bano enjoys the exploits of Zaiba, a 'tenacious, crime-solving British Pakistani girl'
After the War: from Auschwitz to Ambleside posted on 28 Jul 2020
Author Tom Palmer has made something of a specialism of uncovering untold stories from the Second World War..
The Knight Who Might posted on 25 Jul 2020
Everybody likes an uplifting tale about perseverance, as long as there is some kind of positive outcome.
Christian Lacroix and the Tale of Sleeping Beauty posted on 20 Jul 2020
One of the things that makes traditional fairy tales so compelling and long lasting is their ability to be adapted and flexed ...
The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy posted on 09 Jul 2020
If your first encounter with Douglas Adams’ extraordinary feat of philosophically genre-bending comic imagination was via the original 1978 radio version
The Wizard of Oz posted on 06 Jul 2020
Guest reviewer, Yushra Fatima, revisits L. Frank Baum's magical classic.
Little Man Little Man posted on 30 Jun 2020
This was James Baldwin’s first and only attempt at a children’s book.
Brave Potatoes posted on 27 Jun 2020
Several years ago I was lucky enough to give a paper at an international academic conference ...
Hello! A Counting Book of Kindnesses posted on 18 Jun 2020
Finding ways to help children understand a world that includes difficult experiences is always a challenge.