‘Library for All’ Accessible New App

Some of BookLinks’ members participated in the ‘Library for All’ (LFA) workshops which creates stories for children in developing countries. Stories are age appropriate and culturally diverse, and made accessible via their new ‘groundbreaking’ LFA app. LFA Senior Research Librarian, Dr Lara Cain Gray, said with 617 million children not reaching minimum proficiency levels in…

Sam says Believe You Can Do It

Author Samantha Wheeler said to ‘believe you can do it’ – writing for middle grade fiction. It didn’t matter how long ago you were a kid, you can re-create experiences and situations for your young readers to relate to. As an adult writing for children, you know what it was like to feel embarrassed, or…

The World’s Worst Pirate

(2018 CBCA Notable) By Michelle Worthington and  Katrin Dreiling   When ‘The World’s Worst Pirate’ bobbed above my horizon, I eyed it and thought what could possibly be different about this pirate book? It’s a gregarious fun-loving picture book. It’ll toss you about, like young Will, with the rise and fall of the seafaring ship.…