An interview with Lisa Thompson, author of ‘The Day I Was Erased’

Lisa Thompson is the author of the children’s books, The Goldfish Boy and The Light Jar.  Here she talks about her new book, The Day I was Erased. Without giving too much away, can you tell us a bit about your new book ‘The Day I Was Erased’? Twelve-year-old Maxwell is always in trouble.  He’s a menace to his…

The Teaching Realm: An Interview with Elizabeth Hutchinson

The Reading Realm Blog Series: Educators doing extraordinary things Elizabeth is the head of the Schools’ Library Service in Guernsey. Here she talks about her role work with schools and the exciting launch of the Channel Island Children’s Book Award.  The Reading Realm Blog Series: Educators doing extraordinary things Name: Elizabeth Hutchinson Twitter handle: @elizabethutch…

The Teaching Realm: An interview with Ed Finch

The Reading Realm Blog Series: Educators doing extraordinary things “Nothing, but nothing, beats gathering a group of children together and telling a story. Not from a book but from the heart – person to person. I’ve been lucky enough to tell stories to children and adults in classrooms, round fires, by torchlight, and under the…

On Music and the Arts

As a child, music was a huge part of my primary school experience – I was part of the choir, learnt the keyboard (the teacher eventually let me be her assistant and help teach new students!) and also played in the recorder club. During assemblies, our music teacher would stand on her chair, hunched over,…

Book Review: The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

Synopsis: Once upon a time, a hundred years ago, there was a dark and stormy girl. Her name was Feodora. This is her story… Feo and her mother live in the isolated, barren, snowy woods of Russia. Feo is a wolf wilder – a calling that involves teaching tame wolves (no longer needed for entertainment…