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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‘Diverse Books’ and reading for pleasure

‘Diverse books’ is not a genre We are asked a lot to provide ‘diverse books’. It’s one of the search terms people use to find us on Google and we use it in blogs and other information because generally, most people know what we’re talking about and we need people to find us. But if […]

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Ofsted and how we can help!

Click here for a little video summary of what this blog is all about. In September last year, Ofsted’s new inspection framework came into effect and with it, a new push towards inclusion and diversity. Little Box of Books is supportive of initiatives that make learning environments more inclusive. While Ofsted may not be the […]

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What’s influencing our kids?

Little Box of Books exists because we think it’s crucial to monitor the messages that our children are receiving. Messages need to be accurate and helpful in forming a compassionate and kind world view. But books are only one part of the picture. There are a myriad of influences waiting to intrude and make an […]

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2020 vision: new books for schools

What do we do? Books drop through the letterbox at Little Box of Books every day, samples from publishers eager to share their latest diverse offering with us, a bookseller with a difference. For the past eighteen months we have been searching for children’s stories from top publishers and authors that show diversity in race, […]

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Festive Frenzy: A media roundup

The Christmas gift guides are full of wonderful PR opportunities for small businesses at this time of year. As early as July we all get in touch with journalists, wooing them with our products in the hope they will feature us in their best picks of the season. Getting diverse books into the mainstream media […]

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