Binny for Short – Hilary McKay

Attention please...! You must all read this book: I am newly converted to Hilary McKay's outstanding writing. She has such a gift for observation, understanding, warmth and wit in her writing. This is a book that feels like coming home. 'Binny's life has been difficult since her father died and her dreadful old Aunt Violet... Continue Reading →

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Rosie Revere, Engineer

Hurrah!!!! A book that shows a female engineer! In fact, Rosie Revere, Engineer (Abrams) provides two stonkingly good role models for children and celebrates the history of women engineers and aviation pioneers. Shortlisted for the Little Rebels award 2014, it is a book that has the potential to empower children and change their future. Shy... Continue Reading →

Your Hand in My Hand

Your Hand in My Hand by Mark Sperring and Britta Teckentrup is deliciously scrummy! I wish I could photograph every page and share the delightful illustrations with you. Or pop round to every single one of your homes to give you a look. Instead, I'll share a glimpse and you can all go out and... Continue Reading →

Rainbow Library number 5!

Woo hoooo! I've set up a fifth Rainbow Library! This one is a little different. It's for C.A.T.S. club - the local community after school club which provides a breakfast, after school and holiday play scheme for children aged 3-14 years from all the surrounding schools. Quite an age range to provide for! C.A.T.S. club... Continue Reading →

Colour with Splosh

Books that try to teach children colours often end up as dull and lifeless 'point and say' books with no storyline or hook for the reader. Colour with Splosh feels entirely different. David Melling has created a real character in loveable Splosh. The book invites the reader to join in Splosh's game of hide and... Continue Reading →

Back to the books

I love Autumn! It's like a cosy spring - woolly jumpers and hot chocolates, beautiful colours and transformations in nature and the sense of fresh starts and new beginnings. I have had a fantastic summer and feel like we have squeezed in every ounce of fun. But now Mollie is back at school and I... Continue Reading →

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