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Bearskin - James McLaughlin

A sicario with a bloody past seeks the quiet life on the run from his past and the drug cartels by taking a remote job as a ranger in a...

The Explorer – Katherine Rundell

With what I think is one of the best sets of opening lines I read to a class (‘Like a man-made magic wish, the..’), this is one of my...

Boy in the Tower – Polly Ho-Yen

A very poignant novel for our times, this is the story of a boy left behind with his mum in a tower-block when all around him escape to...

Bookkeeping...

Books, and the importance of keeping up to date and changing what we use/what we do with it. Lockdown provided me with a great...

Texts to tackle teamwork

On returning to school in September, it may be that some children have not had extended time with their peers in groups for nearly 6...

#kindnessripples

‘Kindness’ (UPDATED FOR THURSDAY 9th JULY 2020) UPDATE: It may well be the case that you read the blog below, or saw it on Twinkl or...

Orphans of the Tide

Wow. Just wow. This book! Anyone who knows my reading preferences knows that asking me what my favourite book is could be a long...

The Key to Finding Jack

I thoroughly enjoyed Ewa Jozefkowicz's short novel about a young girl's quest to solve the mystery of a hidden key belonging to her...

The Midnight Guardians - Ross Montgomery

This review has been updated for my part in the blogtour in advance of the release of this brilliant book on 5th November 2020. Many...

Books in books

It couldn't be better, could it? A book-lover's dream - a book, with the central theme or subject of the story being books themselves?...

Guilty pleasures....

So...chilled morning, doors to garden open, sitting in kitchen eating toast, drinking coffee, trying to read to the end of...

First post!

I've added this image as it's a bit of a mantra for me as a teacher, but I very rarely apply it to myself. Sure, I have a notebook, I...

Interview with a famous author

Early in May, I was lucky enough to be invited to help co-curate an online book festival, the #HeyKidsBookFest with @ST3AMCo, whose...

 
 

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