Back when life was normal we used to take the kids to the public library often and come home with bags full of new books to read.
They would spend a long time carefully choosing which books to borrow and we’d spend the next few weeks reading them all.
But now the libraries are still closed.
So, as a special treat, and as a reward for working so hard on their home learning, I did that rare thing: I bought some new children’s books online.
Not from Amazon, I hasten to add; they don’t need my support. I ordered these books from Waterstones.
First up: the richly and beautifully illustrated I Ate Sunshine For Breakfast which explains the wonder and science of plants.
Next: the wonderful picture book Young, Gifted And Black which celebrates black heroes.
And finally, Night Shift by Debi Gliori, which is a children’s picture book about depression.
I’m looking forward to reading these with my children. I might even dip into these books by myself… mmmm, that new book smell…