Simon James Green is fast becoming a popular name in YA novels, especially those with an LGBTQ focus. He may cause some controversy in schools, but his passion and refusal to stop for visibility and making a change is admirable. His latest book, the politically-charged but still funny and emotional “Gay Club!” is perhaps is best effort yet. Read my full review of it here.
The first sequel to Sue Cheung’s latest series of book is “Maddy Yip’s Guide to Holidays”. This time Maddy tries to find something to keep her excited and occupied during the holidays but when she finds that something, of course mayhem and mishaps soon follow. Read my full review of this funny and relatable book here.
LGBT+ History Month is coming up in February and is a topic I believe needs to be taught in the Early Years. With these 10 books that are perfect for young children to learn about LGBT+ history, people, rights and other issues, I hope you find it useful and inspiring as well as the books to be as lovely as I think they are.
Celebrating 20 years since the release of “Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone” film, “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts” has been highly anticipated by Potterheads for a long time now. What revelations are revealed in the special? Where are some of the cast members? And why is the absence of J.K. Rowling so weird?
Its inception may have divided diehard Harry Potter fans, but there’s no denying the success of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”. Despite a slightly convoluted plot and unconvincing villain, it is worth sitting through more than four hours just to witness some spellbinding theatrical magic, relive the nostalgia of the Wizarding World and be taken on an extended journey with both familiar and new characters.
Anti-Bullying and Trans Awareness Week are important dates that prompt important learning and discussion in the Early Years. Here are 10 books to supplement EYFS education and literacy skills that teach young children about diversity, inclusion, acceptance, feelings, and the difference between right and wrong.
“Danny Chung Does NOT Do Maths” is the debut novel by ESEA author Maisie Chan. Danny Chung has a lot to deal with, including school bullies, fighting racial stereotypes, annoying family “friends”, and most of all, looking after his Chinese granny. How will he cope? A lovely story about being who you want to be, self discovery, and the importance of intergenerational relationships – even if you don’t speak the same language…
Sue Cheung’s follow-up to 2019’s award-winning novel “Chinglish” is “Maddy Yip’s Guide to Life”. Aimed at kids 8+ it’s a funny take on life from the perspective of an 11-year-old girl who just happens to be half-Chinese as she tries to figure out what her talent is.
Sue Cheung’s debut young adult novel “Chinglish” retells her funny, quirky and often sad life growing up above her mad parents’ Chinese takeaway. Here’s my review of this award-winning book.
Harry Potter actress Katie Leung has spoken out about the racist abuse she received online many years ago. Here’s why it’s an important issue to discuss now after all these years of having to keep quiet.