Children’s Mental Health Week – Let’s Connect
February 6th to 12th week is children’s mental health week. This year’s theme is ‘Let’s Connect’ and children’s mental health charity Place2be is ‘encouraging people to connect with others in healthy, rewarding and meaningful ways.’
Books about Books, Stories and Reading
During World Book Day week many children will be celebrating books, stories and reading by dressing up as their favourite characters and holding book related events in school. Many authors and illustrators visit schools or do Skype visits – the week is a real celebration of books. You can find out more about World Book…
The Book Cat by Polly Faber & Clara Vulliamy
The Book Cat takes us back in time to London in World War Two. This wonderfully heartwarming story is inspired by a cat who made his home in the offices of publisher Faber and Faber and was also the inspiration for a poem in T S Eliot’s Old Possums Book of Practical Cats.
Jasper & Scruff: The Great Cat Cake-Off by Nicola Colton
Jasper & Scruff: The Great Cat Cake-Off is a page turning, early reader with a colourful cast of animal characters, delicious food, a wonderful villain and fabulous illustrations. Jasper the cat loves cooking and fancy food while boisterous puppy Scruff much prefers to eat but, despite their differences, they make a great team when they…
International Dog Day – favourite fictional dogs
Happy International Dog Day! Do you have a favourite fictional dog? We looked through our bookshelves to find doggy stories that we enjoy reading and after some discussion we came up with a top five list.
Sona Sharma Very Best Big Sister by Chitra Soundar & Jen Khatun
Sona Sharma Very Best Big Sister is a beautifully written story that encompasses all the emotions and preparations involved in the arrival of a new baby. It oozes with warmth and love and gives a fabulous insight into family relationships, friendships and the traditions and everyday lives of an extended Indian family.
Happy Earth Day!
Earth Day has been celebrated annually on April 22nd since 1970. Earth Day’s mission is ‘To build the world’s largest environmental movement to drive transformative change for people and planet.’ Our current situation has led to less cars on the road, less travel overall and better air quality but how can we sustain this situation…