Are you a Harry Potter fan? Think you know it all? Have a go at the The Guardian's Quiz - 20 questions for 20 years. Just click here.
Congratulations to both Chris Riddell for doing a fantastic job as the outgoing Children's Laureate and to Lauren Child who is the new Laureate.
Chris and Lauren mark the 3rd and 4th author/illustrators in this role proving that the strength and power of pictures can be as important as the words. They follow behind Quentin Blake and Anthony Browne, both masters of their art too.
Clarice Bean, the disapproving four year old, is probably one of Lauren Child's best known characters and we can now all look forward to another spike in her popularity.
If you're looking for the next book to buy the kids or grand children, then look no further than the latest graphic novel from Philip Pullman - 'The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship'.
Read 2 very different reviews - 1 by Rachel Cooke in the Guardian - https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/may/23/adventures-of-john-blake-philip-pullman-graphic-novel-review and the other a review by the School Library Journal (SLJ) - http://www.slj.com/2017/05/reviews/mystery-of-the-ghost-ship-by-philip-pullman-slj-review/ .
Many of us have the privilege of being able to play a small part in the education and knowledge of our children. A lot of us will do this as parents and will take on this enormous responsibility as best as we are able. Some of us are lucky enough to have an influence on a wider audience as part of the work we do. Having seen this programme, I absolutely know that we must not waiver in our attempts to move and inspire our children (our, as in a global context) to become better, more informed young people.
Carol Trim - Accelerated Reader Consultant, Book Seller, Stallholder trying to make lifelong readers of every young person.