Refugee Week 2017

It was only as I posted a recommendation for ‘The Emergency Zoo‘ by Miriam Halahmy, http://bookwagon.co.uk/product/the-emergency-zoo/,  that I recalled that this is Refugee Week 2017- http://refugeeweek.org.uk. Brexit negotiations have commenced, London has suffered another terrorist attack on its community, while  the Grenfell Tower tragedy continues to unfold; it is fresh in our hearts and minds. Thoughts of…

‘Sometimes I stare boredly into space, thinking utterly of nothing’

‘You can be completely sure what might happen next’ – Lauren Child  Michael Morpurgo and the late Ted Hughes, neighbouring Devon farmers, devised the Children’s Laureate scheme nearly twenty years ago. They considered that children’s books did not have a presence in the national consciousness. A successful, eminent, representative children’s writer was necessary. To some…