Welcome to the Family

Last night Mollie was reading an old finding out book about the body. She called me upstairs and asked "It says that when they grow up a man and a woman can live together and have a baby but it doesn't say that a woman and a woman can, or a man and a man... Continue Reading →

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Simon and Gaspard

Children (and indeed adults) often name pets after their favourite characters in books. As a child my rabbits were (rather obviously) Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontails and, if she'd been a boy, I would have really liked our dog to be named Timmy. A generation on and Mollie has her own rabbits and full freedom and... 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 →

The New Kid

I love this book! I love the artwork and how the brush strokes make me want to touch it, to see the original paintings and run my finger over that red red curly hair. I love its vibrancy and its light. And I love the story. Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick has told the story of a new... Continue Reading →

Snowflakes

Every snowflake is different, every snowflake is perfect. Cerrie Burnell has made a name for herself as an actress and a children's presenter on cbeebies, as well as a theatre practitioner. Her theatre show The Magical Playroom is currently touring the UK. Now she has published her first children's book Snowflake, illustrated by Laura Ellen... Continue Reading →

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