Inspiring Young Readers
Hansel & Gretel posted on 20 Jan 2022
Poet Laureate, Armitage has taken the traditional tale of Hansel and Gretel and created a new verse drama ...
The Fools of Chelm and Their History posted on 17 Jan 2022
Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish-born but a resident of the USA following his decision to move there in 1935 when he was 32 years old, wrote in Yiddish ...
After the Fall posted on 13 Jan 2022
If, like me and many others, you have worried about what happened to the very unfortunate Humpy Dumpty after his terrible fall, then this is one for you.
The Devil Walks posted on 03 Jan 2022
Anne Fine is an astonishingly versatile writer – she can produce equally excellent books for children, young adults and adults
The Prince of Mist posted on 29 Dec 2021
Zafon, who died at the tragically early age of just 55 in 2020, might be better known to many readers as the author of the best-selling biblio-fantasy..
The Mermaid in the Millpond posted on 27 Dec 2021
History and fantasy come together in Lucy Strange’s debut novel for Barrington Stoke ....
Maverick Chapter Readers Lime Band, Level 11 posted on 22 Dec 2021
As ever, this innovative publisher has produced more thought provoking chapter books to challenge well-established readers ...
Red Shift posted on 09 Dec 2021
Rereading Red Shift by the wonderful Alan Garner is a useful reminder that fiction written primarily with a teenage readership in mind...
The Book Cat posted on 06 Dec 2021
Polly Faber is the grand-daughter of one of the founders of the famous publishing company, Faber & Faber ...
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow posted on 28 Nov 2021
You may be familiar with Washington Irving’s humorous, Gothic short story set in the late 18th century in Tarry Town...