Monthly Archives: December 2020

Farewell 2020 – a year of blogging, tweeting and reading children’s books

It is New Year’s Eve 2020 and a time to reflect on the last twelve months. Others have written about their favourite books and I have compared lists of top tens, top twenties and even mammoth collections of one hundred … Continue reading

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The Valley of Lost Secrets by Lesley Parr

An evacuee story with a difference. This beautifully told, tender story of two young brothers, a mystery, and a community that holds secrets of its own captivated me from the opening scenes to its satisfying conclusion. It is really rather … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – news from the world of children’s books

Hello and welcome to the last Reading Matters of the year. There is a slightly festive feel to the links this week with ideas for books to share as a family during the break from Dawn Finch and a guide … Continue reading

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Reading Matters – news from the world of children’s books

Hello and welcome to this week’s look back at the latest news from the world of children’s books. For various reasons this week it has not been possible for me to keep up with book related events or reading as … Continue reading

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Roy of the Rovers: Rocky written by Tom Palmer illustrated by Dan Cornwell

Football hero Roy of the Rovers probably needs no introduction, a name known even to those with little interest in the game. The successful relaunch of his adventures in both graphic novel and book form has proved popular with readers. … Continue reading

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Perfect Picture Books for Christmas

Christmas is the perfect time to share picture books with children; often old favourites are unearthed to bring back happy memories of previous years alongside new books bought as presents. I have selected some recent publications that I believe are … Continue reading

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