As a librarian with twenty years experience in both school and public libraries I have seen how books make a difference to people and how sharing books with others creates a community.

Having now retired from school librarianship I have time to read and review more books than ever before. As Chair of the Surrey branch of the School Library Association I retain links to school librarians and libraries and also work as a StoryStarter volunteer with the charity Beanstalk.

I hope to continue to share book recommendations with librarians, teachers, parents and all who care about books for children of all ages through this site and also through my regular reviews for the School Librarian Journal.

Since 2012 I have reviewed children’s books for The Bookbag and they can be found here.