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Alice-Miranda Takes the High Road: Read an extract from Alice Miranda in Scotland by Jacqueline Harvey

June 12, 2018

Start reading now Alice-Miranda and her friends are going on a very big adventure which will take them far away from home. They’ve been selected to attend the inaugural youth leadership program called the Queen’s Colours, in Scotland – exciting! This is for all the brightest and best students from around the world and readers […] - Read more


Alice-Miranda’s Scottish Adventure: Review Alice-Miranda in Scotland

Alice-Miranda and her friends are going on a very big adventure which will take them far away from home. They’ve been selected to attend the inaugural youth leadership program called the Queen’s Colours, in Scotland – exciting! This is for all the brightest and best students from around the world and readers will enjoy catching […] - Read more


A timely reminder that going to school is a huge privilege: Read an extract from Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

Start reading now Twelve-year-old Amal lives with her family in a small village in Pakistan and her favourite thing to do is toread and attend school. Even before she started school, Amal had a curious mind and wanted to know how things worked: How fast do airplanes fly? Where do ladybugs go when it rains? […] - Read more


We Need Diverse Books

One of the founding members of the much talked about ‘We Need Diverse Books’ campaign, shares her thoughts on changing the conversation about diverse books.  Words | Aisha Saeed I am very proud to have been one of the founding members of the non-profit organization We Need Diverse Books (WNDB). WNDB is a grassroots organization […] - Read more


Yearning For Learning: Review Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

Twelve-year-old Amal lives with her family in a small village in Pakistan and her favourite thing to do is to read and attend school. Even before she started school, Amal had a curious mind and wanted to know how things worked: How fast do airplanes fly? Where do ladybugs go when it rains? And what […] - Read more


How Audio Books Help Children Learn To Read

June 5, 2018

Educator Mary Ryan looks at audio books as a solution for a child who finds reading hard. Words | Mary Ryan Recently I had a conversation with the mother of a ten year-old who was struggling with her reading. The little girl had been slow to pick up the skills and although she was able […] - Read more


Big changes call for ACTION: Read an extract from The Peacock Detectives by Carly Nugent

Start reading here Eleven-year-old Cassie Anderson, is writing a book for her Dad as a Christmas gift. Observant and diligent, she has been advised to start with an excitingincident and write about what she knows. That’s where the peacocks come in. Her neighbours, Mr and Mrs Hudson, have lost their two peacocks (William Shakespeare and Virginia) […] - Read more


Truly, Madly, Disgusting: Review The World’s Worst Children 3

This is the third book in the World’s Worst Children series and if you thought that children couldn’t get any more obnoxious or disgusting than those who appeared in the first two instalments then you were very wrong! While parents may be horrified (and unfortunately a little familiar) with some of these characters, your children […] - Read more


An unexpected adventure: Review The Peacock Detectives

Eleven-year-old Cassie Anderson, is writing a book for her Dad as a Christmas gift. Observant and diligent, she has been advised to start with an exciting incident and write about what she knows. That’s where the peacocks come in. Her neighbours, Mr and Mrs Hudson, have lost their two peacocks (William Shakespeare and Virginia) again. ‘The […] - Read more


Secret Friends’ Society: Sally Rippin’s Letter to Polly and Buster Readers

May 29, 2018

Despite being the best of friends and constant companions, Polly and Buster have been forced to keep their time spent together a secret. Polly is a witch and Buster a monster and in Blackmoon Coven where they live, witches and monsters don’t become friends.  That is until Polly accidentally unleashes a spell to protect Buster […] - Read more