Once Upon a Time….

Once Upon a Time….

Recent events have led us to think about our story, about why we formed Bookwagon. There is much you may know, but there is a lot to it that is unique to us and our initiative. It started during a talk I attended by Simon Coley and Albert  Tucker of Karma Cola. After...
A wholesome and necessary thing*

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...

‘Always buy British!’- Dark Age awaits!

Defender of the Realm Dark Age  Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler (Scholastic) Defender of the Realm was a breath of hoof-hitting fresh air. I counted the days until the release of ‘Dark Age’, the second of the series. I read it in one go, only drawn away for a little...

Watch this space (Mr Mole!)

It is really interesting to learn about the backgrounds and motivations of writers and illustrators. I became more aware of Jarvis when I looked over his most recent title, ‘Mrs Mole I’m Home!’ (Walker) and was prompted to share it, for it made me laugh so much. ...

World Book Day

From my window, I watched the neighbourhood children heading off to school dressed in their World Book Day costumes. There were characters from traditional tales, Harry Potters, a tiger, a Dorothy, Peter Pan and a Worst Witch. Inevitably, there was a Cat in the Hat. ...