It’s award season

Like many, I enjoy the acting awards’ seasons. We’ve seen a number of the nominated films for 2017, but have a few more to view-‘Moonlight’ is top of that list. It’s award season in the world of children’s books also. We’ve...

Bravo Bologna!

I’m sure you’ve had times when amidst a book you feel tingles of delight and wonder spin about you? Isn’t it magical? Only great books can do that. When I first opened ‘A Child of Books‘ I felt tingles. The undulating waves of words from...

So what does your cat see?

They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel (Chronicle Books) ‘The cat walked through the world, with its whiskers, ears and paws……’ what do they see? From the child, to the dog, to the fish to the frog, each sees the cat. We see the cat too, as it...

Wonderful Wolf Hollow

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk (Penguin) ‘Wolf Hollow’ doesn’t look a lot. To be honest, I was a little tentative, for two of my favourite books of recent months have been wolf books- ‘The Wolf Wilder’ and ‘The Wolves of Currumpaw’ However, the fear was ill founded...

Rule Britannia has never been this exciting!

Defender of the Realm by Nick Ostler and Mark Huckerby (Scholastic) Alfie, small and seemingly invisible, heir to the throne by his status as elder twin by ten seconds, feels that he is not equipped to become King. It appears that nobody else thinks he is the right...