Zeki Loves Baby Club

The Lulu books belong in every library, nursery and children's centre. They are wonderfully inclusive and celebrate the joy of books and play. Now Anna McQuinn and Alanna Books have introduced a fourth book to the series, this time starring Zeki, Lulu's baby brother. Zeki loves Wednesdays when he goes to baby club with mum.... Continue Reading →

This book will change the world.

In the last few weeks I've been reading a lot of books for older children and looking for books to recommend to my year six book group. There is a wide range of ability and interests in the group but a lot of passion and a lot of great ideas. I want to start sharing... Continue Reading →

Looking forward for a future

The Duck and the Darklings by Glenda Millard and Stephen Michael King is a beautiful book that had me entirely enthralled. I was captivated by its use of language and the stunning design. The Duck and the Darklings tells the story of Peterboy and Grandpapa who live underground in a community of Darklings. They live... Continue Reading →

#kidbkgrp 2014 schedule

I love the #kidbkgrp chats. I laugh, I learn, I find new books to love. And the schedule here is brilliant! I can’t wait for the Diversity chat.
Join us!

Did You Ever Stop To Think

So here we are. The first Thursday of every month, 9-10pm – let’s talk about children’s literature on Twitter with the hashtag #kidbkgrp. Do come along – I’d love to see you there 🙂

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The Rhino Reads independent bookshop

Hurrah! My very own bookshop! This morning I created the Rhino Reads Independent Bookshop and, over a coffee or two, chose the first twelve books to grace my virtual shelves. A tricky choice indeed!! Myindependentbookshop.co.uk offers a virtual storefront where I can celebrate books and thrust them at like-minded people - and at the same... Continue Reading →

Lil’ Merl and the Dastardly Dragon

Flying Eye books have put together a cracking book by Liam Barrett. They refer to it as a story-activity book. I think of it as an adventure in book format. Lil' Merl is a young wizard called upon to help rescue the king's treasure from the claws of a Dastardly Dragon. The reader is whipped... Continue Reading →

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