Children and young people ‘Looked after’?: Education, intervention and the everyday culture of care in Wales edited by Dawn Mannay, Alyson Rees and Louise Roberts.

“I shouldn’t be labelled or underestimated just because I am “looked after”. I am not just a number, I am me” This timely and relevant book takes an in depth look at the many issues facing care experience...

The Pumpkin Project by Katie Smith

Originally published in 2016, The Pumpkin Project won that year’s Top Tales competition run by ITV’s Lorraine. The book is a funny, warm and engagingly inter-generational story of how young Lottie Parsons...

Stay A Little Longer by Bali Rai

This is a story that’s full of very difficult issues – issues that need to be handled with care and skill – but don’t, for a minute, let that put you off. In the hands of an experienced and outstanding young...

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The Pumpkin Project by Katie Smith

Originally published in 2016, The Pumpkin Project won that year’s Top Tales competition run by ITV’s Lorraine. The book is a funny, warm and engagingly inter-generational story of how young Lottie Parsons teams-up with her grandfather to put one...

Stay A Little Longer by Bali Rai

This is a story that’s full of very difficult issues – issues that need to be handled with care and skill – but don’t, for a minute, let that put you off. In the hands of an experienced and outstanding young adult novelist like Bali Rai it doesn’t...

Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini, illustrated by Dan Williams

All wars generate their own body of literature – sometimes elegiac or reflective, sometimes jingoistic or triumphal – but always containing, in the lines on the page, a depth of human misery that those of us lucky enough to live their lives in peace...

Sami’s Silver Lining by Cathy Cassidy

  Cathy Cassidy has written many best- selling books and is currently one of the most widely read children’s authors. I am a big fan of the ‘Chocolate Box Girls’ series of books because they would have been exactly the kind of book that I would...

Tomorrow by Nadine Kaadan

It’s a sobering fact that we have become so accustomed to seeing and hearing about war and conflict that we no longer react with the disgust and outrage that the brutality, devastation and dehumanisation merits. In Syria, armed conflict, death...