Stories That Can Save The World - Nature - blog post image

Stories That Can Save The World - Nature

Do you support #ClimateChange? Are you worried about the extinction or species or the degradation of our countryside?  

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Reading Lists

I am preparing a reading list of MG fiction in which nature, or a natural setting, is a dominant feature or character. #Lucystrange's The Secret or Nightingale Wood being the ideal. 

Llama Llama Red Pyjama - blog post image

Llama Llama Red Pyjama

My son showed me this fabulous YouTube clip of these great rappers free styling Anna Dewdney's lovely picture book Llama Llama Red Pajama. I loved it so much I had to share it with you - enjoy!  

BBC Berkshire Book Club - blog post image

BBC Berkshire Book Club

I am always delighted to be a guest on BBC Berkshire's Book Club. I can't always review children's fiction, but whenever I read something special I try to do so.  

A Pinch of Magic - blog post image

A Pinch of Magic

Three sisters trapped by an ancient curse. Three magical objects with the power to change their fate.Will they be enough to break the curse? Or will they lead the sisters even deeper into danger? ... 


Did you know that the web of an average Garden spider (Araneus diadematus) contains up to 30 metres of silk!