List & Shout: Five books on my Amazon wishlist

I have so many books on my Amazon wishlist that it’s almost intimidating. Particularly as they amount to about £800 which I most definitely cannot afford! 390 more words

Children's Books

Penguin Classics Summer Reads

It’s a bit late in the summer season now, but Penguin Classics have provided the world with their recommended reading list for the holiday period. They’ve gone for fairly light-hearted and simple reads, and some really cracking books that you don’t normally see on a summer reading list.  189 more words


Annelies Vanherck on Toads, Roads and Children's Literature

Mr. Toad on the Road

Text and sketches by Annelies Vanherck

Pictures by Annelies Vanherck and Peter Vanherck

This is the view behind my house in Mol, Belgium. 727 more words


friday feast: chatting with burleigh mutén about miss emily

“Truth is so rare, it is delightful to tell it.” ~ Emily Dickinson

I’ve been curious about Emily Dickinson’s relationship with children ever since learning that she used to lower baskets of gingerbread to the neighborhood kids. 2,321 more words

Poetry Friday

Learn more about the works of the laureates

Summer is almost over and a new term has started for most students. Now is perfect timing to read a new book, so why not let our… 220 more words

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Postcards, Cats & Cardboard Boxes

Hey, I am Danielle and I have been working at the Research Collections at the University of Worcester.

For the last three weeks it has been my task to update our display cabinets. 400 more words

On Ethics and Elephants

Elephant in the Room? What? Where? Oh, that Elephant

In the interest of full disclosure, I must point out that I never thought about marketing in terms of the ethics involved. 677 more words