Inspiring Young Readers
An A to Z of Monsters and Magical Beings posted on 23 Jul 2020
I defy you to find me a child who isn’t absolutely enthralled by the idea of monsters.
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 Pied Piper of Hamelin posted on 16 Jul 2020
Probably originating in Lower Saxony (now part of Germany) in the Middle Ages, this traditional tale of a town overwhelmed by rats ...
The Cinderella Magic Wand Book posted on 03 Jul 2020
In 1856 the Stephenson Group was formed in Bradford, Yorkshire, “originally manufacturing soap based agents for the processing of wool...
Cannonball Coralie and the Lion posted on 25 Jun 2020
I always have a penchant for children’s picture books about circuses and ones about lions, so this was a must for my bookshelves.
The Bird Fancier posted on 22 Jun 2020
Published in 1971, Helen Cresswell’s The Bird Fancier is an unsettling magical tale that benefits from some extraordinarily evocative illustration
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.
Isle of You posted on 08 Jun 2020
I bought this picture book some time ago, initially charmed by the unusual colour palette and the clever punning title.
Albie’s First Word posted on 04 Jun 2020
This is a picture book that was published in the USA back in 2014 and I have never seen a copy in a UK bookshop...
Mrs Noah’s Garden posted on 20 May 2020
We have been waiting with eager anticipation for the second instalment of Mrs Noah’s adventures for a long time.