Ever since I started working for the library service and looking in depth at LGBTQ+ children’s literature, (thanks to colleague, Dr Liz Chapman), I
How many times do you see, hear, read authors, illustrators, inspirational people say how much their local libraries meant to them? I have many
I cannot imagine living in a place of war, or poverty or danger, I also cannot imagine being forced to leave that place, my
Science and Me is the start of the journey, the launchpad into exploration, inspiration and knowledge. It’s exciting, interesting and the perfect way to enthuse children about science, history and really show what human beings from all backgrounds, and therefore they, are capable of.
Sunday Rain is a gorgeous book demonstrating perfectly, with understanding and empathy, the importance of gentle encouragement in early years. Of facing fears and stepping outside that comfort zone and the positive effects which result from leaping right into life and right into those glorious, rainy day puddles!
There’s something about llamas isn’t there? That kids seem to love, I think it’s probably the quiff, and perhaps the spit risk! But these
Working in a library which a richly diverse community, I am always on the lookout for books representing everyone who comes through our doors,
Some stories tell such a deep meaningful tale that you’re left with just as many questions as answers, and that’s the best kind of
Without empathy, we are in a locked room, by ourselves, perhaps with just a mirror to look at. With empathy, doors are opened, doors out
Anyone who knows me well knows that for years I have struggled with my frizzy and curly hair, spending many a morning straightening and