Hooked on Books?
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Hooked on Books?

SF Said, author of Varjak Paw and Phoenix believes that all children have the potential to be readers, they just have to find the right book for them, the breakthrough title that will turn them into a reader for life. I’ve spent long enough writing about the stories that turned me on to reading, and … Continue reading

Fantastic Libraries
Reading

Fantastic Libraries

‘There’s so much to see and smell here! Whole levels of the library that nobody has been into for a hundred thousand years! Locked rooms full of ancient secrets. Treasure! Knowledge! Fun‘ Garth Nix’s Lirael. When Birmingham’s new mega library opened last week I was blown away by the sheer scale and heartened by a … Continue reading

Appily Ever After?
Reading

Appily Ever After?

I had been going to write a post about great children’s books apps. You know those beautifully crafted, interactive things where you can fiddle about with your favourite characters, get the big bad wolf to blow your carefully constructed house down, while an out of work thespian overdoes the story-telling – that sort of thing. … Continue reading