Hooray! One of the best novels we’ve read recently is in the running for a prize, and about time too! Geraldine McCaughrean’s The Middle of Nowhere is on the shortlist of a new fiction award for children aged 0-12 titled the Little Rebels’ Children’s Book Award! Administered by Letterbox Library, and judged by a trio of… Read More Great titles on the Little Rebels Children’s Book Award shortlist
How on EARTH is it 2014 already?! It seems like only yesterday that we were setting up this little blog but time has whizzed by and it’s nearly five months old- yikes! We’d like to thank everyone who has read and commented in this time- we hope you’ve been enjoying our posts as much as we’ve… Read More Happy New Year & an SLS Best-of!
Moon Bear by Gill Lewis, Oxford University Press, £8.99, 9780192793539 Despite the sweet picture on the front cover this book is a hard-hitting topical tale concerning the exploitation of wild bears in Laos. The story is told in the first person by 12 year old Tam who is obliged to work in the ‘farm’, where… Read More Moon Bear by Gill Lewis