Bats, door mice and hedgehogs! - blog post image

Bats, door mice and hedgehogs!

Did you know bats, door mice and hedgehogs are the only British animals that hibernate - they’ll be waking up about now!  

The Woodland Trust - blog post image

The Woodland Trust

The charity of the month for March was chosen by Susan Russell, author of A Jar Full of Angel Feathers reviewed on The Bookshelf last year.   

Twenty Things You Ought to Know About Pigs - blog post image

Twenty Things You Ought to Know About Pigs

I thought this list from the fabulous Secret Life of Cows (by Rosamund Young) might be interesting for anybody wanting to feature a pig in the cast of their next story. 

Action For Conservation - blog post image

Action For Conservation

I've made no secret of my adoration of The Lost Words (reviewed here) so it won't surprise you to learn that February's Charity is Action For Conservation, dedicated to inspiring young people to take action for the natural world and to the next generation of conservationists.  

The Phantom Lollipop Man! - blog post image

The Phantom Lollipop Man!

Izzy and her friends are shocked when they find their lollipop man has disappeared!