You know when you meet up with a group of like minded people and you instantly feel at home, at ease? Well on Friday I took my family to the Inclusive Minds 'What About Me?' event at the Imagine Festival. The whole day had that warm and special feel to it. The day was devoted... Continue Reading →
Happy International Book Giving Day 2014! And what a stunner it has been! Today I have delivered books to 4 yr old superheroes... I've had a load of delicious book post for The Rainbow Library, come to terms with book death, and watched a very small boy climb onto a table so he could get... Continue Reading →
Earlier this week I experienced my first book death at The Rainbow Library - I had to withdraw a book for the first time in the year it's been running. The poor book was waaaay beyond sticky tape or book-surgery. It was gone. I'm sure books have been damaged or lost before, but this was... Continue Reading →
Happy Birthday Rainbow Library!!
Woooo! One year old! The Rainbow Library was created a year ago today for International Book Giving Day 2013. And now there are 4 of them!!! Thank you for all the support and encouragement - and books - along the way. It means a huge amount to me. And most importantly, to the children who... Continue Reading →
Where’s Lenny? The perfect book for a nursery.
Where's Lenny? by Ken Wilson-Max is a nursery or play group's dream book! It is just brilliant on so many levels! The version I have is a lovely chunky hardcover, just the right size for toddlers to handle themselves and with gently rounded edges. Even the pages themselves are perfect for the age-group. Rounded card... Continue Reading →
Books about books
Not much makes me happier than a book. And a book about books and storytelling is likely to make me do a little happy dance. I came across these stunners in my local children's book shop Bags of Books. I was looking for some great books to add to The Rainbow Library for International Book... Continue Reading →
Reluctant readers and early chapter books
There are some children who don't like to read. It's not that they can't, they just don't *want* to. Sometimes there may be underlying issues around ability, confidence, or peer pressure, but sometimes they just don't fancy it. They think books are boring, or for other kids, or for school. These children often get lumped... Continue Reading →
Rainbow Library 4 is born!
Whoop! I did it again! The Rainbow Library 4: All set up ready for International Book Giving Day next week! This library is for the reception children at a primary school. It is sneakily tucked in next to the reading books in their cloakroom area so that children and parents can access both sets of... Continue Reading →