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Children love their parcels each month

The books you select for her are very much at the right level. Both of the children love getting their parcels each month (Mrs E T, Berkshire)

Mrs E T
Parent and teacher, Berkshire

Great subscription service

It’s another Bookwagon day in our house. The kids were so excited to get their latest books in the post. If you need present ideas for your little ones, you should consider buying a subscription from Bookwagon. An independent online children bookshop that sells “forever books”. It was started by an amazing lady Bronnie Mayho. Bookwagon Limited. (Mrs T E, Hertfordshire)

Fantastic independent bookseller

It’s a fantastic independent book seller that will actually be responsive and select appropriate books for you. Always packed beautifully and offering unusual books at a competitive price.  (Mrs D J R, parent and teacher, Hertfordshire)

Mrs D J B
Parent and Teacher, Hertfordshire

Huge thanks

Huge thanks for the books for today’s event. Once again I’m passing on such excellent feedback on your service. I think the comment was : ‘ Bronnie was as brilliant as you said she’d be’! Huge thanks to you. (Ms E C, award-winning children’s author)

Ms E C
Children’s author, Somerset

Thanks for being fantastic!

You guys are such a force for good and I am a passionate supporter of Indie booksellers, so I'm so happy this worked out well (I'd love to know how many books were sold if you have it to hand - it felt like quite a lot!).   You guys were so fab and Dawn was such a lovely presence in the schools - I will absolutely be in touch next time I'm in your neck of the woods.  I haven't charted out my visits for the summer term, but I'm sure there are several in the south) and thanks so much for being so fantastic! (Ms M E, award-winning children’s author, Dorset)

Ms M A E
Children’s author

Helpful and passionate

Would you mind sending a message to the booksellers? I thought Bookwagon were so helpful and passionate about the books. Such a good selection of quality literature. I was thoroughly impressed. (Mrs S D, parent, Richmond)

Recommended

I was at my last school for 4 years and we had ********* book fairs every term – and every term, I was disappointed by the narrow range of books. Yes, we got a slightly larger commission but I honestly struggled choosing books from their range! They would also only drop off a case of books and leave us to run it – it was so lovely to have you and Bob on hand to chat to the children and recommend them books, as well as the small (but appreciated!) touches such as having the books presented so nicely on the tables! (Ms S B, Oxfordshire, Teacher)

Ms S B
Teacher, Oxfordshire

Wonderful Day

It was a wonderful day and the children truly enjoyed the book sale at the heart of it. Your selection was perfect for our children and what really made the difference was your ability to engage with each child, discuss their interests and help them to choose a suitable book based on your extensive knowledge of the books you were selling. There was just the right amount of choice to suit everyone without being overwhelming and I received comments from parents and staff about the quality of books offered compared to previous sales which have always been based around current crazes and well known celebrity authors.  (Ms M H, head teacher, Oxfordshire)

Mrs M H
Headteacher, Oxfordshire

#BookBuddy

We are very grateful for your continued support; we are incredibly lucky to have you as our #bookbuddy and now lots of other schools can benefit from your support and advice via CLPE  (Miss AN, head teacher, North London)

Miss A N
Head Teacher, Middlesex

Fantastic experience

This experience has been fantastic primarily for the children, the school and also for me (professionally).  Many thanks again for your kind words and support. We would really like to work with Bookwagon again and hope to do so in the not too distant future.(Mr EO, teacher, Ipswich)

Mr E D
Teacher, Ipswich

Organisation is fantastic

Your organisation is fantastic and you have definitely fulfilled your objective with our children. We really are looking forward to having you back soon. (Mr EO, teacher, Berkshire)

Mr E O
Teacher

Very generous

We found the commission very generous and would have you back with or without this benefit! (Ms JL, librarian, West Midlands

Super talks

How super were the talks today!? Lovely book selection! Bronnie is so lovely with the boys and we also felt that having a man enthusing about the books set a great example. That was a MUCH better quality of fair and I am sure the sales will go well. (Ms RC, teacher)

Ms R C
Teacher

Fantastically supportive

Please can I introduce you to Bronnie and Bob Mayho who are a company called Bookwagon?  They are independent book sellers who do lots of events in schools, pop-up book sales and are generally brilliant.  They have been fantastically supportive of The Funny Life of Pets over the last year, selling lots of copies and being really active on social media, talking about me and my work in schools etc. (James Campbell)

James Campbell
Children’s writer and comedian

Smooth and professional

I wanted to say a very heartfelt thank you for today. It was such a pleasure to meet you both, and I really appreciated how smoothly and professionally you ran everything. (L. F., award winning children’s writer)

Ms L F
Children’s writer

A joy to work with…

Thank you both for such a splendid trip. So well organised! The school were very impressed with your service. You’re a joy to work with!  So happy to recommend you (E. C., children’s writer, ‘Queen of History’)

Really stupendous

I hope we’ll get to work together again before too long. D_ H_  school really was stupendous - honestly one of the very best events I’ve ever done. So, no, you’re not “another agency” but only because you’re more and better.  (D.S., graphic novelist, writer, Branford Boase winner)

Interest in reading books

It was really insightful to liaise with Bookwagon to get their recommendations for our two children. Our twelve year old’s interest in reading books has been completely reinvigorated after reading some of the suggested titles from Bookwagon. The professionalism and service provided is exemplary and it is so pleasant to deal with people who have a deep and genuine passion for books

Mrs R.B and Mr C. B,
Hertfordshire (professionals, parents)

Great expertise

Bronnie has long been an impressive font of knowledge on which books will appeal and challenge which ages. By creating Bookwagon with Bob, their joint talents have demonstrated great expertise in the children’s book world. A plea from me to find ‘giraffe’ books for my two year old granddaughter who is entranced by them- Bookwagon delivered! Not one, but several suggestions which ‘ my small person’ has loved! Thank you Bookwagon!

Mrs T P
Coastal Hampshire, (retired primary school teacher, Mum and Granny)

Bookwagon offered

In a world inundated with books it has been difficult for me to find high quality, interesting and varied children’s books for my three children (9,7 and 5). Bookwagon has offered me a unique service by providing bespoke reading choices for my family. The owners have sought to understand my children’s reading habits and likes and dislikes and made numerous fantastic suggestions. Each book recommended and purchased has been enjoyed multiple times and has led to a whole array of discussions. The Bookwagon team have definitely furthered my family’s love of reading and both broadened (in terms of choice) and deepened (in terms of authors) what my children have read. I hope that other parents discover this hidden gem.

Mrs G.L
Hertfordshire (parent and economics teacher)

Dealings with Bookwagon

In my dealings with Bookwagon I have been impressed by the overriding commitment to provide children with the high quality books they deserve. The personalised service is second to none and reflects an in-depth knowledge and joy of children’s literature and a genuine desire to match the right book to the right child.

Mrs A F-C
Bedfordshire, (school librarian, parent and grandparent)

Personal touch

Bookwagon is a company with the personal touch. It offers a caring approach with two dedicated bookworms who have clearly read every book out there and can identify the needs of each individual child. Name what your child likes, their age and they know. They are a pleasure to deal with and I would not hesitate to use them again. They are truly unique and go above and beyond with their customer service. Thank you Bookwagon for such a wonderful experience.

Mrs J.M, Hertfordshire
primary school teacher, history leader, parent

Newly-published

As a grandmother of two children with lots of books, it is wonderful to have Bookwagon to advise me on the titles of really good newly-published books that meet my grandchildren’s needs. I don’t have to worry that they have already got them, and know they will love them.

Mrs M.R, Middlesex
(training and development manager, parent and grandparent)

Favourite books

It was really refreshing to discover Bookwagon and their recommendations for books you don’t hear about every day. The fact that it is teachers recommending good reads based on children’s past favourite books gives me confidence that they will like the books I order and deepen their love of reading.

Liane Katz
London (Co-founder & CEO, mama.codes, parent)

Inspiration

Fed up with Amazon and Waterstones, I was desperate for inspiration for my 6 yr old and picture books. The recommendations from Bronnie were unusual and spot on – each one gives us lots to talk about in such a fun way. My 3 and 1 yr old also had recommendations for books I had not heard of and all love them! The service offered by Bookwagon is so special and one I will be using and recommending again and again.

Mrs M.B
London (purchasing manager, Big K Products UK Ltd, parent)

Brilliantly curated selection

As a grandparent and auntie to younger children it is hard to find books that are exciting, diverse and offer something more. That’s where Bookwagon come in. With a brilliantly curated selection and great descriptions, finding the right books for little people is a pleasure!

Ms D.M, Edinburgh
(CEO, Our Power Energy Ltd, parent and grandparent)

Great books for my kids

Bookwagon has been an amazing resource for finding great books for my kids (and their cousins). I have received excellent advice and enjoyed viewing the well curated selections. The books we have ordered have all been brilliant and the service and communication has been first rate

Mr C.T
SW London (teacher and parent)

Amazing welcome

From Twitter:- Thank you for everything you do to build the love of reading & books! Thank you so much for organising my visit- and thank you ____ for the amazing welcome! A real pleasure to meet such great young readers! S.F. Said, award winning children’s writer.

S.F. Said
The Outlaw Varjak Paw, ‘Phoenix‘

Another world

Your recommendations are like gold-dust!! There is no one I know who loves and knows children’s books better than you!! We love the fact that you are introducing R- to another world – inside such diverse and fascinating books!!! Please keep the great recommendations coming in!! M.M.

Hertfordshire
Parent and banker