November 18th is High-Five a Librarian Day

A librarian is so much more than a person who knows where all the books are. They are one of the most important people our kids come into contact with at school. I first came across Matthew Winner through The Children’s Book Podcast which had a different name at...
The Language Of Spells

The Language Of Spells

A magical atmospheric middle-grade novel about courage, loss and the building of a friendship between an 11-year-old girl and a dragon. Age: 9- 12 years Grisha, a dragon, was born in the Black Forest in a time before magic was forgotten. A powerful sorcerer’s...
Five 2018 Halloween books to love

Five 2018 Halloween books to love

Stumpkin Recommended for ages: 2-6 Stumpkin, as you can guess, isn’t the perfect pumpkin. He sits as all the other pumpkins are chosen and given places in the window. He recognizes his faults but gives himself a pep talk, because he would like to become a jack...
5 years of sharing books – calls for a celebration

5 years of sharing books – calls for a celebration

I’ve always loved a visual set to a powerfully strung set of words. One of the most exciting things about art is its influence on perception. I’m a feeler of feelings. I don’t shy away from the heavy ones, and sometimes I feel those are the most needed one. I like to...
Modern Day Willy Wonka

Modern Day Willy Wonka

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” ― Roald Dahl author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  If...