From Wonderland to Widcombe Hill, a Girl and a Book

Bookwagon enjoyed a busy week, with a lot of chewing gum chomping, checklists and children. On Thursday, National Poetry Day, we accompanied poet Michaela Morgan, Ambassador to the Poetry Society, to Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls, Elstree. Michaela read poetry from Wonderland Alice in Poetry and Reaching the Stars to the Junior School children before creating descriptive poetry with…

‘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…

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…