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 ...
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 Good Little Christmas Tree posted on 20 Dec 2021
I now have quite a large collection of books relating to Christmas which I tend to browse through fondly at this time of year.
Hot Jazz Special posted on 13 Dec 2021
When I first stumbled over this extravaganza of a book, first published in 2005, I just assumed it was one of those flamboyant American publications
Sand Between My Toes posted on 02 Dec 2021
I'm a big fan of the seaside and so I am always keen to see more picture books about the subject.
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...
Choices posted on 17 Nov 2021
My five year old grandson recently received a school award for ‘Making Good Choices’ ...
Big Dance posted on 15 Nov 2021
Sometimes it is hard for children to recognise and value their own special qualities...
The Queen on our Corner posted on 11 Nov 2021
On a plot of unused waste ground at the end of her road, a young girl has just become aware of the homeless woman and her dog...
Bye, Car posted on 04 Nov 2021
Most little children are intrigued by the many vehicles that pass them by them as they become aware of the outside world.