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David Walliams News

February 5, 2019

If you have a 7+ reader in your house who devoured David Walliams’ book, The Ice, over Christmas, then you’re in luck as there is already another David Walliams book on its way! On 22 February Fing will be landing in our bookshops and libraries. A delightfully daft story with laugh-out-loud Walliams fun on every […] - Read more


Loveable Hero Who Worries: Review of Charlie Changes into a Chicken by Sam Copeland

Charles McGuffin, the lovable hero of Charlie Changes into a Chicken is nine years old. Despite trying to see the bright side of life, he can’t help worrying and things are not about to get an easier! The first time ‘it’ happens, Charlie is worried about his sick brother and his mum and dad arguing and […] - Read more


Calling All Harry Potter Fans

February 4, 2019

Attention Harry Potter Fans – if you’ve ever wanted to share your love of all things Hogwarts and magic with a bunch of like-minded Potter crazed readers, then you’ll need to find out about Harry Potter Book Night ASAP. Thursday 7th February marks the fifth annual Harry Potter Book Night and the theme is Hogwarts School […] - Read more


Fun Bookish Events For Children

February 1, 2019

Looking for new and exciting ways to foster your children’s love of books? Literary festivals and events present amazing opportunities for children to be exposed to books and stories, as well as giving them the chance to share these experiences with other children. Here’s a list of festivals to look out for this year: March […] - Read more

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Is it a Bird or a Plane or is it Super Amelia?: Read an extract from Amelia Chamelia and the Birthday Party by Laura Sieveking, illustrated by Alyssa Bermudez

Start reading now Amelia Chamelia is just like any other year three child at Ferntree Grove Primary. She has a brother Oliver and sister Clare, lots of time for her friends especially her best friend Willow, and a dog called Percy, and most of her time is spent on fun activities, parties and games. However, […] - Read more


Library Love Affair

January 31, 2019

  A good library can be a god-send for parents, for not only are there lots of books for your little ones to devour, there are often events, opportunitiesto socialise with other parents and other resources such as toy libraries and audio books. Library Lovers’ Day, 14 February 2019, is the first chance this year […] - Read more


Books Grow Brains

Words | Mary Ryan The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn the more places you’ll go. Dr Seuss Dr Seuss summed it up perfectly. Reading underpins learning and has the potential to take children to extraordinary places of enjoyment and knowledge. But just like our physical […] - Read more


Reading: the secret to a longer life

January 30, 2019

We are all looking for ways to live happier, healthier, fuller lives, – exercising regularly and getting your daily dose of greens is a good start, but did you also know that your reading habit could be adding valuable years to your overall life expectancy? A study conducted by Yale University and published in the […] - Read more


Vibrant Storytelling: Review of the Amelia Chamelia Series by Laura Sieveking, Illustrated by Alyssa Bermudez

January 29, 2019

Amelia Chamelia is just like any other year three child at Ferntree Grove Primary. She has a brother Oliver and sister Clare, lots of time for her friends especially her best friend Willow, and a dog called Percy, and most of her time is spent on fun activities, parties and games. However, there is one […] - Read more