Category Archives: Children’s Books

Goodnight ipad

One of my favourite children’s books is called “Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown.  This parody “Goodnight ipad” by Ann Droyd captures the plugged in world that our children live in today humorously and vividly.  I found it in the … Continue reading

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Frederick by Leo Lionni

This book was first published in 1967 and recently reissued.  This is the story of a chatty family of field mice. They all begin to prepare for winter by gathering corn, nuts, wheat and straw and work hard day and … Continue reading

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To Kill a Mockingbird

I read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee before Christmas, as it a set reading text for a course I am doing.  It was a glorious read – beautifully written, evocative, challenging, thought provoking – a thoroughly “good read”. … Continue reading

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Children’s books about books

I have come across some delightful children’s books about books. They have been given to me by my children – I think they have figured out that one of my many passions is children’s books.  My mother told me it … Continue reading

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Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story

My new Christmas book for this year is utterly delightful –  Song of the Stars: A Christmas Story written by Sally Lloyd-Jones and beautifully illustrated by Alison Jay.  This is creation’s response to the birth of Jesus – it starts with … Continue reading

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A book nook

We still have a book nook in our home and my youngest child is 18.  It is still used and loved.  Last week when I was speaking at a conference “Engaging Children with Engaging Stories“, one of my suggestions about … Continue reading

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How to Get Married by Me, the Bride

I have just had two two days at a Conference called “Engaging Children with Engaging Stories” run by Youthworks.  It was a wonderfully inspiring time. They key note speaker was Sally Lloyd-Jones who is a gifted story-teller.  Sally has written … Continue reading

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The power of the ‘right kind of book’

The second project that has enveloped me lock, stock and barrel has been the writing of a paper titled “The power of the ‘right kind of book’” for an Anglican Youthworks Conference called Engaging children with engaging stories.  This is … Continue reading

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Mirror

Mirror by Jeannie Baker is the story of one day in the life of two families who live on different sides of the world.  One is set in the Valley of Roses in Southern Morocco, the other is set in … Continue reading

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On books and bookstores

Twenty three years ago, I was heavy with child – my first child.  I didn’t have much stuff for this new baby  – very few clothes, or anything really, but I had a shelf  crammed full of picture books ready … Continue reading

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