Ten Reasons Why You Can Never Read Too Much With Children.

My parents gave me a love of reading; of words, books and language, from an early age. Being an only child meant I often had to come up with imaginative ideas for things to do and I believe it was reading so much that aided that. As an English graduate and secondary English teacher, instilling … More Ten Reasons Why You Can Never Read Too Much With Children.

Children’s author Rhian Ivory on escapism and her favourite children’s books

What does reading a book have to offer children that playing on an iPad can’t? And how do we encourage reading?? We talked to young adult (YA) fiction author Rhian Ivory, who shared her insight on what books can offer children over technology, how to encourage children to read and write stories, and her favourite … More Children’s author Rhian Ivory on escapism and her favourite children’s books

How it feels: writing helped me cope with infertility

Around one in seven couples experiences difficulties trying to conceive*. The odds of becoming a published author are even lower. The two might not seem linked, but for the fact they were the two dreams of author Tracy Buchanan. Tracy’s journey of infertility inspired her to write The Atlas of Us , which not only helped her … More How it feels: writing helped me cope with infertility