Inspiring Young Readers
Cosmic Wonder: Halley’s Comet and Humankind posted on 24 Nov 2023
I would imagine that Halley’s Comet must rank as one of the most readily recognised astronomical phenomena amongst the wider general public
Peace on Earth posted on 14 Nov 2023
The theme of peace is always going to be appealing for those of us who believe that it might be possible to live more companionably one day.
Count the Stars: A timeless celebration of maths posted on 12 Nov 2023
It’s remarkable how books can take me into subject areas that would normally make the blood drain from my face.
Alphabot posted on 10 Nov 2023
Alphabot by Vicky Fang This unusual and beautifully designed picture book is a fun and interactive introduction to robotics for tech lovers of all ages. As
A First Book of Dinosaurs posted on 06 Nov 2023
Dinosaurs are a perennial favourite of school projects, museum visits and plenty of books.
Betty and the Mysterious Visitor posted on 01 Nov 2023
Betty and the Mysterious Visitor is Anne Twist’s debt children’s book and here she’s teamed-up with the wonderful Emily Sutton
The Concrete Garden posted on 24 Oct 2023
Australian author and illustrator, Bob Graham is one of the contemporary greats of children’s literature and still going strong.
Super Sports Stars Who Are Changing The Game posted on 20 Oct 2023
Back in the 1970s and 1980s when I first became active in campaigns for social justice this was a book that it felt impossible to ever see published.
Baboo the Unusual Bee posted on 13 Oct 2023
This unusual picture book has an intriguing cover design that frames the jolly looking pink and black Bee with blue wings and red heeled feet.
The Skull posted on 10 Oct 2023
I’m always reluctant to be anything other than evasive when people ask me what has been my favourite children’s book of the year