Starting Out April 11, 2020 – Posted in: Book News

My name is Rachel and I am terribly excited to be starting out on a new phase of my life by becoming the most recent custodian of Bags of Books.  One month on and I think I’m getting there

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Adventure Books October 25, 2019 – Posted in: Book News

Adventure books inhabit a special place in children’s literature. Exploring the world from the safety of a book is something that is really important for kids in teaching them about the world and ultimately about themselves.

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Books That Help Us Talk To Our Children About The Environment October 12, 2019 – Posted in: Book News

We live in a crazy world. The institutions we have always relied upon seem to be falling apart and at the same time we are facing the biggest environmental challenge in our history. While we may want to protect our children from the worry this brings, there is no doubt that they are aware of these issues to a greater or lesser extent. Psychologists have coined the phrase ‘eco anxiety’ to describe the worry or Continue reading

The Joy of Reading Children’s Books, for Adults! September 24, 2019 – Posted in: Book News

When was the last time you read a children’s book for your own pleasure? That is the question posed by Katherine Rundell in her recently published essay “Why You Should Read Children’s Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise.” Bestselling author of five children’s novels, including “The Explorer” and “The Good Thieves” Rundell defends children’s fiction, which has “a long and noble history of being dismissed”. For Rundell, when we stop reading children’s Continue reading
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