When a Dragon Goes to School (Review)

With school disrupted and lots of things out of the ordinary for loads of children, this book is perfect for reminding them about school life. It’s great for children making the jump from nursery to big school but also for children who are thinking of a return in September. Sometimes things go wrong There are […]

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Small Awards Win!

We have won the Mission Impossible Award in the 2020 Small Awards!!! The Mission Impossible Award is for small businesses that set out and deliver on a demonstrable mission. A mission that benefits a group, a community or society more widely. We were in a really tough category alongside people doing some amazing things including […]

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#Savewithstories

Supporting Save the Children’s new campaign You may have heard about us from a #Savewithstories post on Instagram. Welcome! #Savewithstories is Save the Children’s campaign to keep the most vulnerable children fed while schools are closed. Please give generously to this amazing cause. Thank you for coming to us to buy your children’s books.  We […]

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Skyscanner partnership

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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