Around 350 BC, the Greek philosopher Plato wrote about an island situated in front of the Pillars of Hercules, that disappeared under the sea in one day and one night. Acco[...]
What do you like about going into a bookstore or library? Is it the smell of the books, or the sight of the different coloured spines, waiting to be pulled from[...]
What better way to #jumpintohistory, than to immerse yourself in historical fiction for kids... but where to start?
With so many great titles to chose from,[...]
The Boy Who Swam With Piranhas Review
By David Almond
This is a story about taking charge of your life (and fish!). It follows the story of young Stan and his j[...]
World Book Day is fast approaching, and they're calling it The Biggest Book Show on Earth!
What will YOU do to mark this special occasion?
Debbie Young from the children’s [...]
This book is set in 1649, just after King Charles 1st had been executed. At the back of the book there are some historical background notes.
It is really hard to describe, beca[...]
A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood.
A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.
I am guessing that almost every British pre-teen has a copy o[...]
Everyone has their favourite song, their favourite film; some of us even have a favourite book. Carolyn Ward wants to know if you have a favourite poem.
Some people think stories are just for little kids, but stories are all around us. We watch them on television, we read them in books - we even listen to them when someone’s [...]
"An eight year old author?", I hear you ask.
Yes, Indigo Haynes is eight years old and is a published author. She entered the Tick Tock Box short story competition last year and[...]
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