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
Isn’t there something just wonderful about passions, a favourite animal, a craft activity, a place or maybe a sport? Those passions and interests are
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 recently attended a fabulous webinar by Empathy Lab UK, and there was much discussion around how we teach empathy through picture books, not
I cannot imagine living in a place of war, or poverty or danger, I also cannot imagine being forced to leave that place, my
The more I write these blog posts, the more I realise that, though we may all be unique, we, as humans, share emotions and
The blog in which I write “perfect” a lot!
I think everyone understands that feeling of not fitting in, we’ve
Yes, I have been called a crazy cat lady on many many occasions, despite only ever owning one cat. But my goodness, did I
I remember, vividly as a 5 year old moving house, and my best friend of the time saying to me, in school, “will I
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!