The Light Jar by Lisa Thompson

  The Light Jar is the second novel from Lisa Thompson, her first being the award-winning Goldfish Boy.  This is a beautiful, sensitive and moving book, which deftly addresses the subject of emotional abuse for a younger audience by balancing its stark impact with courage, hope and strength.  It is also an intriguing mystery story,…

Dr Seuss

‘You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose .’ Dr Seuss was born on 2 March 1904, so I thought today would be a good day to celebrate his work. Very early on when our daughter was learning to read (ie, during Reception),…