21st Century Reading: Book or Tablet?

21st Century Reading: Book or Tablet?

You walk down the street, sit on a train, get on a plane, sit in a restaurant, out shopping, whatever you do these days, you will no doubt see a young child with some form of tablet or electronic device. Electronics have taken over our world, and the take over is only...
Robin Hood was cooler than Maid Marian

Robin Hood was cooler than Maid Marian

On a bit of a war path the other week, I started looking into information about the numbers of books that have female heroes in them. (I know it should be ‘heroine’ – but, in the voice of my mind they’re always ‘heroes’ regardless of gender so go with it. First, I...
A disturbing void

A disturbing void

A friend shared a video with me the other day which was quite disturbing. It was a video made by the creators of “Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls” entitled “the Ugly Truth of Children’s books” in which they took a shelf of children’s books and removed all but those...
Take it outside.

Take it outside.

We sometimes grieve a little for the childhoods we had and the childhoods kids are experiencing now. Somehow it seemed a safer, less complicated world where kids were kids and there was so much more … freedom somehow. Certainly there was a whole lot more outside...