What does it mean?

What does it mean?

Looking for meaning The range and wealth of children’s poetry has been a delightful discovery for me. Since starting Bookwagon, I have sought to read and expand my knowledge of children’s poetry. Poets are looking for meaning in their creations. The...
Out from the page

Out from the page

On the road Bookwagon has been on the road, supporting school visits by three exceptional, award-winning writers this week. Unusually, I had the opportunity to listen in and participate. School visits by writers are a unique opportunity to learn about ourselves, our...
We read every book we sell

We read every book we sell

Do you know we read every book we sell? Every word written about every book we sell is from our own reading experience? This means that families and schools seeking recommendations can depend on Bookwagon. We are able to offer a selection of books confidently because...
Tell me stories

Tell me stories

In the basement of my grandparents’ house hung a shark’s jaw of teeth. My grandfather had captured the shark on one of his deep sea fishing adventures. I would touch the points of the teeth trepidatiously and wonder. Upstairs, in the sun room, stood a near...
The Tools for Building Readers for Life

The Tools for Building Readers for Life

In the beginning My teaching career began in a seaside, rural school miles from my home. Children between 5 and 13 years of age attended; it was a local, community school. I drove a speedy Honda Civic to and from home morning and night, along gravel, winding roads,...
Why Adults Should Read Children’s Books

Why Adults Should Read Children’s Books

The Rewards in your reading matter During the summer Bloomsbury will publish Dr Katherine Rundell’s essay , ‘Why You Should Read Children’s Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise’. Dr Katherine Rundell is exceptional. She is a Renaissance...