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Questioning Normal: Children’s Literature that reminds you what is, and should be, ordinary

Have you ever read a book and had to remind yourself about some aspect of a character because they seemed so “normal”? Oftentimes, though not always, this idea of the normal simply means “this character seemed so much like me that I forgot about *insert attribute that is not like you*”. 1,051 more words

Children's Literature


As my first book review for this blog I decided I had to start with a book I loved! It has been a couple of years since I read a book by Malorie Blackman – (it was the Noughts and Crosses tetralogy) – and I wish I’d read more in that time, as a pre-teen I loved her stories! 325 more words


Diversity - Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Hey Guys, 

Today I want to do something new on my blog and its a book recommendation that featured Diversity. 

I don’t know if it’s because I’m older or if its because I’ve been studying it lately but I’ve been drawn to the fact there is so much inequality in the world. 869 more words


December TBR


Doing these monthly TBR lists is my favourite part of blogging. I love making the lists of all the books I want to read, although I have a terrible habit of not sticking to them. 206 more words


Guided Reading

Check out how engrossed Opal Class’ Blue Group were during Guided Reading today – have you ever seen a group of children so focussed and intent on a book? 7 more words

School Activities

Noughts & Crosses

Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
This is like my fifth time rereading it and I still love it even more. Noughts & Crosses is such a really good and sad book and the ending is so sad! 160 more words

Blog Post

Treasure your library

It’s not new, this idea of saving libraries. People are working hard to prevent closures, or this idea of ‘merely’ giving the school librarian the sack, leaving the books to look after themselves. 280 more words