I Killed Father Christmas by Anthony McGowan, illustrated by Chris Riddell

It’s Christmas Eve, but Jo-Jo isn’t sleeping. He’s sat upstairs listening to his parents arguing and it’s all his fault. If only he hadn’t been so greedy, Father Christmas would still be alive! Jo-Jo does the only thing he can; he pulls off his pillow cases, sorts through his toys, borrows a coat and sets … Continue reading I Killed Father Christmas by Anthony McGowan, illustrated by Chris Riddell

My bookshelf backfired spectacularly, and I need to fix it, fast.

Picture the scene: it's 9am on a Thursday morning, the Year 5s are sat with their Reading Buddies talking about what they're currently reading. The room is buzzing, some children are smiling or laughing, others look intense, speaking in hushed tones, a few are gesturing wildly. They are all on task, showing the range of … Continue reading My bookshelf backfired spectacularly, and I need to fix it, fast.