Category Archives: My Favourites

Some of my favourites out of the children’s books I’ve read so far…

On perseverance

I’m not very good at giving up on things. I tend to see things through, even if I am not enjoying them or they are not beneficial to me, because I suppose I’m determined or perseverant or just plain stubborn.

On perseverance

I’m not very good at giving up on things. I tend to see things through, even if I am not enjoying them or they are not beneficial to me, because I suppose I’m determined or perseverant or just plain stubborn.

Neil Gaiman on beating dragons

‘Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.’   – Neil Gaiman  

Neil Gaiman on beating dragons

‘Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.’   – Neil Gaiman  

On coming full circle

So it’s been one year, WordPress tells me, since I started writing about the 1001 Children’s Books I Must Read Before I Grow Up! I’m pretty proud that I have stuck it out for a year, and am still blogging

On coming full circle

So it’s been one year, WordPress tells me, since I started writing about the 1001 Children’s Books I Must Read Before I Grow Up! I’m pretty proud that I have stuck it out for a year, and am still blogging

On being twinkly and finding magic

There are, obviously, quite a few Roald Dahl books on the list of 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up. He is possibly the best children’s writer that has ever been. I read Danny the Champion of

On being twinkly and finding magic

There are, obviously, quite a few Roald Dahl books on the list of 1001 Children’s Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up. He is possibly the best children’s writer that has ever been. I read Danny the Champion of

On fiction, fact, fantasy and truth

‘Of all the room in the house, the Little Bookroom was yielded up to books as an untended garden is left to its flower and weeds. There was no selection or sense of order here […] The Little Bookroom gathered

On fiction, fact, fantasy and truth

‘Of all the room in the house, the Little Bookroom was yielded up to books as an untended garden is left to its flower and weeds. There was no selection or sense of order here […] The Little Bookroom gathered

On preserving stories

Today I visited my grandparents, and while what we talked about doesn’t exactly relate to books, to me it relates to storytelling, and links with what has been preoccupying my head for the last few days – fairy tales. Something

On preserving stories

Today I visited my grandparents, and while what we talked about doesn’t exactly relate to books, to me it relates to storytelling, and links with what has been preoccupying my head for the last few days – fairy tales. Something

On bookish influences

Parents are funny things (and grandparents too). Take Winnie-the-Pooh, for example. It have written previously about how A. A. Milne’s poetry sparks memories of listening to a tape (remember tapes?) of ‘Now We Are Six’ in the car with my

On bookish influences

Parents are funny things (and grandparents too). Take Winnie-the-Pooh, for example. It have written previously about how A. A. Milne’s poetry sparks memories of listening to a tape (remember tapes?) of ‘Now We Are Six’ in the car with my