I'm making the assumption that, as you are reading this blog, you share my belief that books can change lives. The belief that learning to read and having access to quality books is the most important thing for a child's successful education. I truly believe that, and I work hard to introduce books and a... Continue Reading →

Gove stole our books but he couldn’t steal our learning

You may remember I wrote this post about my daughter's primary school going into special measures and losing its entire book budget. I asked for help with books and was bowled over by the response. Well guys, together, we did it! We have been told this week that the school is officially out of Special... Continue Reading →

A Very Brilliant Book Swap for IBGD

Hurrah! Today marks the beginning of the build up to International Book Giving Day!! International Book Giving Day has a special place in my heart. It was for IBGD two years ago that I first started The Rainbow Library, with a new library for a local nursery. The Rainbow Library is still going strong and... Continue Reading →

Christmas Countdown Week 1

The Advent Book Tree of Joy is working its magic again this year. With one book to open each night in the build up to Christmas, the first week has brought back some old favourites... Are You Ready For Christmas Santa is Coming to Sussex The Lion, the Unicorn and Me Winter's Child (For a... Continue Reading →

A new partnership for The Rainbow Library

The Rainbow Library has always been about getting books into the hands of the children who really need them. That's why I set up libraries in local nurseries, primary schools and community groups that cater for children from disadvantaged areas. I have had some lovely success stories and have seen children go from using The... Continue Reading →

The countdown to Christmas

I have my Christmas socks on and the house is covered in glitter. My coffee is flavoured with gingerbread and there's mince pie crumbs in the kitchen. Hurrah!!!! It must be time to bring out this year's advent book tree!! A mix of old favourites to be rediscovered and new friends to be made. The... Continue Reading →

Create a free website or blog at

Up ↑