Posts Tagged ‘Children’

Educating Ruby by Guy Claxton and Bill Lucas

 Source: Personal Copy Five words from the blurb: schools, progressive, change, children, confidence I’m currently trying to decide which secondary school to send my children to, so I bought a copy of this book in the hope it might give me an idea of what to look for when I’m visiting them. It proved excellent […]

Writing for Children – child’s play – or is it?

Guest post written by Linda Strachan, the author of over 50 books for children. Car crime, racism, stabbings, pregnancy; delicately seasoned with flying horses, puppies, a cuddly haggis and a dollop of love –  Enter the diverse world of this children’s writer. It is a curious thing – you would never ask a paediatrician if […]

The Giver – Lois Lowry

Winner of the Newberry Medal, 1994. The Giver is set in a futuristic world where all aspects of society are governed by strict rules.  All pain is removed by strong medicine and all feelings (from emotion, to hunger, and cold) have been eradicated; even colours and music have been removed, to provide a “sameness” which protects the inhabitants from […]

The best books for three-year-old boys

This week the weekly geek site informed me that April 2nd was International Childrens Book Day. In celebration I thought I’d share Adam’s favourite books. When I was compiling the top ten I realised that the books I enjoyed reading to him were very different to the books he liked best, so I thought I’d compare the […]