A Most Reluctant Princess by Jean M Cogdell

This is a simple, pleasing story in rhyme about a small girl, whose father calls her his little princess, which is illustrated with cute drawings of a no-nonsense child. Quite logically, as children often are, she believes that she can’t be a princess because Daddy isn’t a king, so what can she be? She thinksContinue reading “A Most Reluctant Princess by Jean M Cogdell”

The Final Virus by Carol Hedges

  This dystopian Young adult novel is set in a bland, pleasant, boring town where a group of intelligent teenagers are “educated” at a school which aims to make them amenable to the World Presidential dictatorship.  Following a cybercrash, global warming, natural disasters and disease, continents had disappeared and the world’s population vastly depleted.  Continue reading “The Final Virus by Carol Hedges”

#AtoZChallenge Letter U

  is for Untermeyer – Louis Untermeyer One essential book I used throughout all the years I read poetry with 8 to 12 year olds was The Golden Treasury of Poetry, a superb anthology of poems collected by Louis Untermeyer. The anthology contains poems by famous poets such as Edward Lear, Ogden Nash, Lewis CarrollContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge Letter U”

#AtoZChallenge Letter T

  is for The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Judith Kerr was born in Germany, where as Hitler gained power,the writing of her journalist father made escape essential.  Living first in Switzerland and then Paris, the family finally arrived in London in 1936.  After working for the Red Cross during the war, Judith gained a scholarshipContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge Letter T”