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…

July 20th – PARAGUAY – Something Special

Sorry for the long break we were travelling and now back to finish up our literary tour. This book came courteous of the kindness of a stranger – Margaret Hebblethwaite who helped us take on the rather slow postal system of South America and South Africa. Without her help we would have never found anything. We…