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Bringing a good book to you

Bringing:- We bring quality children’s books to you through the Bookwagon shop, school book fairs and popup events, to meet your individual and specific needs.

We bring authors and illustrators into schools, including practical support and book sales for these special events. We bring books to homes and schools that children, families and teachers love. We know our books.

Good books:- We select every book featured on our site; we read every book we sell. We leave no stone unturned to offer unique, new, challenging, spine-tingling, classic, exciting books for every age and interest, from every genre, from around the world, to our readers. Our books are good books.

To You:- We are available to meet, email or chat, online, or through our book fairs at schools and special events.

What’s a good book?

One that absorbs you. The writing is in your hearing. You feel the story sinking into your bloodstream. A good book changes you, it knows you, and is committed to you. You breathe it and smell it. You may laugh or cry– or both. Bookwagon brings good books to you.

We are experienced, specialist, quality booksellers. Welcome to Bookwagon!

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Interior Decoration and Clocks

The furore over new book releases continues. We are reading at a pace, though devoted to ensuring we know, love and recommend any book included on our shop shelves. Last week, saw much excitement about the release of Philip Pullman's 'The Book of Dust Volume One La Belle Sauvage'. Like many of you, I read and loved the 'His Dark Materials' trilogy. Mr Bookwagon and I discussed whether to rush read so that the new title might be included within ...
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Reading Updates

A wholesome and necessary thing*

Mr Bookwagon and I have been reading up a storm. Super Thursday, October 5th, was followed by a slightly less super Thursday (12th) and, this week, a slip of a slightly super Thursday; the Bookwagon trolley is full of 'must read' new books. I had the good fortune to teach last week in a school that necessitated a 45 minute drive each morning and evening. I began to relax into the journey, and look forward to the changing scenery. Many ...
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The Thing with Feathers that Sings Without Words

Kate DiCamillo introduced her Bath Literature Festival audience to her latest title, 'La La La' last week. She said this book, like all her titles, is 'a search for connection, the radiant connection, the story I keep telling in every book.' Last week included Super Thursday, the first of three days in October when publishing houses release a majority of new, Christmas trade titles. We've been looking these through cautiously, to make sure every book we select is one we ...
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Welcome to a whole new generation of readers!

I stood at Parsons Green station awaiting a train this week, watching fresh schoolchildren tumble down the steps onto the platforms, with scooters, nannies, blazers and energy, new haircuts and shoes already bearing the marks of their returns to school. I strained to see what the older children were reading; there were a lot of boys from a nearby secondary school. The younger children were carrying proud book bags home. It took me back to the not too distant past, ...
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It Takes Courage to Grow Up and Become Who You Really Are *

Recently, we wandered to look at the plaque alongside St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, that marks the place where William Wallace died. The inscription concludes:- ‘His example of heroism and devotion inspired those who came after him to win victory from defeat and his memory remains for all time a source of pride, honour and inspiration to his countrymen.’ Many of us know some of William Wallace’s heroism and history. We may have ideas of it through Mel Gibson’s interpretation, ‘Braveheart’, ...
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Bringing a funny book to you

What are you looking for in a good book? One that takes you places, although your feet may be on the ground? One that shivers your timbers? Twangs your heartstrings? The genre often most difficult to ‘get right’ is humour. Yet this genre is ideal for child readers, enticing reluctant readers, bonding at bedtime or during a holiday, or for ‘I’m bored and tired’ spells. Frequently I’ve read a blurb urging ‘this book will make you laugh out loud.’ Most ...
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