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As countries all over the world work through their plans to tackle Coronavirus, none of us are going very far. Borders are closed, planes are grounded, we’re all limited in what we’re allowed to do. A chance to escape Reading for many of us is an escape route, transporting us to faraway lands or giving […]

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Talking about diversity with kids

Our children don’t have many outside influences at the moment. They are face first in our culture, around our opinions all day long. While comforting, this is extremely limiting for them. Not for us. It’s amazing what you can learn from an almost 6-year-old. Mostly toilet based. Diverse books take you places Anyway, I don’t […]

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Our Covid-19 response #LITTLEBOBLOVELETTERS

It’s hard to know where to start at the moment. We’re making seismic changes to the way we live and socialise and work. Some of these will be good and positive later on but right now, they’re extremely painful and difficult. #LITTLEBOBLOVELETTERS It was while thinking about this that I came up with the idea […]

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Engaging Reluctant Readers
Boy listening to audiobooks

I did a social media post yesterday about the government scrapping VAT on digital books. This is brilliant news, mainly because it makes accessing books more affordable for blind and partially sighted people. It also means that reluctant readers can access audio books at a better price. National Literacy Trust I had a great response […]

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My Life in Books – World Book Day 2020
Diverse and inclusive books

Happy #WorldBookDay. Today gives us a perfect opportunity to celebrate reading and books and all the wonder and joy that can be found when you can get lost in a good story. For more children to find this joy, we need to get rid of some of the big obstacles that are getting in their […]

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Diverse Books in World Book Day Inspiration Box
School visit. CHild with hand up

World Book Day is fast approaching and I’m so delighted my eldest got Harry Potter robes for Christmas. It’s all he wants to dress up as and he couldn’t care less that he’ll be one of a hundred of them at his school. No late-night, last-minute papier mache-ing for me. March 5th 2020 World Book […]

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BBC Breakfast
Lynsey appearing on BBC Breakfast to talk about diverse books

Fearne Cotton wrote this tweet this week, which I jumped on like an excited Labrador. An author visited my sons school this week to read a new novel where once again the step mother featured as an evil character. Isn’t it about time we represented step parents in children’s fiction in a more positive way. […]

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