Inspiring Young Readers
Revolt against the Romans posted on 13 Jan 2019
I stumbled across this compelling story in a bookshop in Bath recently, hoping to find fiction relating to Ancient Rome
William posted on 04 Jan 2019
William Brown is one of those characters from fiction who became part of the cultural landscape of generations of young readers...
Born to Be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey posted on 01 Jan 2019
This is the first full length biography of Edward (Ted) Gorey...
Veronica Twitch: Double Bubble Girl Band Trouble posted on 28 Dec 2018
This first book in the series about Veronica Twitch, the Fabulous Witch and her two best friends, Figgy and Pru will enthral young girls
Ossiri and the Bala Mengro posted on 08 Dec 2018
Set in the Traveller community, this is a delightful story with a rather dark little twist at the end.
One Snowy Night posted on 05 Dec 2018
When snow falls across the world, it becomes the background landscape for some magical experiences ...
Caldicott Place posted on 27 Nov 2018
Caldicott Place by Noel Streatfeild Any book written by Noel Streatfeild immediately makes me feel safe and cosy. A lot of this is down to nostalgia becaus
Secret Friends posted on 23 Nov 2018
I wonder how many of you were given the classic classroom creative-writing task of writing ‘A day in the life of a penny’....
That’s Why I Love Minecraft posted on 18 Nov 2018
Crazes come and go but part of their enduring appeal for their younger adherents is that most adults don’t really get them.
Where Shall We Run To?: A memoir posted on 16 Nov 2018
Alan Garner’s memoir of his childhood before secondary school is a remarkable piece of writing.