Prompted by news reports of children fleeing war and poverty, this is a powerful story of hope and friendship in terrible, terrifying circumstances.
A story of violence, cruelty and betrayal, while also celebrating courage, loyalty and friendship. Stunning!
A stunning book for young readers. Powerful, challenging and incredibly sad, as this explores racism in the US.
The List of Real Things
Grace and Bee's parents have died suddenly and the two girls are dealing with their deaths very differently. A charming, beautiful and moving book, due to be published on 29 March 2018.
The Last Wild
Reading just one section of the book at a time for each week's discussion was tough. There was tension, humour and great characterisation in this imagined future of a corrupted world.
One Christmas Wish
A beautifully illustrated, charming story for all the family to enjoy at Christmas.
The Many Worlds of Albie Bright
A group of eight children from Year 3 are meeting me each week (on Tuesday after mid morning break) to discuss the book.