13 October – JAPAN – Sadako

While not written by any of the brilliant Japanese authors Eleanor Coerr was inspired by Kokeshi Sadako’s autobiography. It is a story of the aftermath of Hiroshima and puts another side to the story of the second World War joining with Hiding Place to start rounding out how the world was changed forever… we have…

12th OCTOBER – NETHERLANDS – The Hiding Place

Okay so not exactly a children’s book – it had the children and I riveted. I think a autobiography is always so as the author has brilliant authenticity. It is such a beautifully crafted book which allows multi-age engagement which is always a sign of a good book to us. It started a more detailed…