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Book tour

Here at Basket HQ we were a bit concerned that we’ll get too lonely just before Christmas so… we’re off on a book tour.  We’ll be staying fairly local for the end of this year but plan to move further afield in the New Year as news of The Feelings Basket spreads.  If you know […]

Starting school – Sandhurst Library

We’d like to send a big thank you to Sandhurst Library and all of the children who came along to the reading of Starting School – Confident Leads the Way on Monday.  We hope all those who started school this week had a brilliant first day.  Thank you for doing some lovely drawings too, you […]

Book Reading at Sandhurst Library

We’re looking forward to our visit to Sandhurst Library on Monday 1st September for a book reading and activity.  If any of our Feelings Basket friends are free, come and join us, we’d love to see you. The reading of Starting School – Confident Leads the Way will start at 9.30 am at Sandhurst Library […]

Birch Hill Primary School – book reading

Thank you to Birch Hill Primary School in Bracknell who invited us to visit them last week. We visited two year 2 classes to do a book reading of The Magic Basket and carry out feelings activity. We had a lovely time, the children were brilliant at listening to the story and they all did […]

Helping children prepare for the arrival of a sibling

The Magic Basket was one of 7 books suggested to help children with the arrival of a sibling by Diary of a First Child, in their article “Books To Prepare Children For Childbirth, Homebirth Or Waterbirth”. Thank you for recommending us!  

Book review – Playpennies

Thank you to Luschka and Aviya for the lovely review of The Magic Basket and Starting School – Confidence Leads the Way. Luschka wrote, “My daughter has made reference to these books a few times in the days following us reading them, and has placed things that have frustrated or confused her in terms that […]

Society of Authors findings – Why it’s important for authors to visit schools.

A great article published today by the Society of Authors as to why it is important for authors to visit schools. The survey found:  99.4% (all those who had organised an author visit) considered author visits to be an invaluable enrichment that encouraged reading for pleasure, wider reading and creative writing. Visits are described as […]

Facing Disappointment

I’ve been reflecting on book 4 this week, as it’s in the final stages of development.  Amy faces disappointment when her mum isn’t around to follow through on a promise.  With that in mind, I’ve been listening out for some of the disappointments the children I’ve worked with this week have been dealing with.  We’ve […]