April Good Reads

Posted: 10th April 2024

Once by Morris Gleitzman

Once is written from the perspective of the main character,  a young boy, Felix whose parents have been taken away. He hides for three years in a Polish orphanage high in the mountains before setting out to find them, however hopeless things are.  The book is an unforgettable and wholly unique depiction of the Nazi era from a child’s eye view, which perfectly captures a young boy’s hope and resilience in the face of horror.  Once there was a boy called Felix. This is his story.



Shakespeare’s First Folio

Written for children up to 14 years old, this is Shakespeare at a canter, wonderfully illustrated,  for young people to perform with classmates and friends.   36 plays.  Expand your word power: rampallion, tardy sluggard, irksome brawling scold, dissentious rogues!  This book could start your children on a lifelong love of Shakespeare.  Published in association with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.