Sign In Join Now
User Accessibility
  • Increase Font

  • Invert Colours

Search for a Book Browse Books Menu

Blog

Newsletter Subscribe to our blog via email. Opt out any time - please see our Privacy Policy

Books that take you to the Jazz Age

Books that take you to the Jazz Age

With the start of April comes Jazz Appreciation Month. Listening to jazz music, going to see performances and exploring the history of jazz, are all great ways to spend your month. But we're here to recommend something bookish.

April 3, 2017

0 Comments
Why children’s books that teach diversity are more important than ever

Why children’s books that teach diversity are more important than ever

If you think back to your childhood, what sticks with you? For many people, it’s those cosy times when they were cuddled up with a parent or grandparent, being read a story

March 27, 2017

0 Comments
What brain regions control our language? And how do we know?

What brain regions control our language? And how do we know?

When you read something, you first need to detect the words and then to interpret them by determining context and meaning. This complex process involves many brain regions.

March 20, 2017

0 Comments
The Best and Worst Couples in Literature

The Best and Worst Couples in Literature

It's a truth universally acknowledged that not all fictional couples are created equal. Some of them are sweeping romances that you can’t stop thinking about for weeks, while others add tension and drama to a book and are, quite frankly, just unhealthy.

March 13, 2017

0 Comments
My disabilities do not define me. I am Jim

My disabilities do not define me. I am Jim

I am an educator of educators. I teach others how to be the best teachers. But, I’m also different. I have learning challenges. I found my way and my life’s calling thanks to dedicated educators. As we celebrate the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), I am reminded of my personal journey. My disabilities could have defined me. But they did not. I do not consider myself dyslexic or learning-disabled. I am Jim. And here’s the story of how I overcame my challenges and the educators who helped me along the way.

February 27, 2017

0 Comments
16 Mythical creatures and which books to find them in

16 Mythical creatures and which books to find them in

If you're a fantasy lover, you'll know how great mythical creatures can be. They can be menace or hero, evil or saintly. And they are so cool. They have fascinating histories and many variations, and it's always interesting to see how authors bring them to life in their stories.

February 21, 2017

0 Comments
People with learning disabilities want to find love too

People with learning disabilities want to find love too

This Valentine’s Day will once again see a celebration of love. Unfortunately for many people with learning disabilities, this is just a dream. Although they may want to be in a relationship, they are often faced with barriers and challenges that prevent them finding what many take for granted. But specialised dating agencies can help to provide the support they need to meet new people and find romance.

February 14, 2017

0 Comments
Eight podcasts to get between your ears this year

Eight podcasts to get between your ears this year

The podcast industry has grown exponentially in recent years, with recommendations for new podcasts as common as tips for restaurants and shows on Netflix. But what do experts listen to? The Conversation asked eight authors from across their sections to tell us about their favourite podcasts – and why you should tune in.

February 7, 2017

0 Comments
13 Audiobooks for People Who Like A Period Drama

13 Audiobooks for People Who Like A Period Drama

Watching a great period drama is one of my favourite ways to unwind. I’ve seen almost all of them – from Shakespearean drama to Life on Mars. Whether it’s pure fiction or based on real historical events, I love escaping into another time period for a bit. The only downside is the inevitable period drama hangover: that horrible time after its finished when all I want to do is jump back into that world again. Thankfully, that’s where books come in!

January 23, 2017

0 Comments
Authors' adorable pets - here to make you smile

Authors' adorable pets - here to make you smile

On this Blue Monday, we're here with a pick-me-up. We love authors and the wonderful books they write. And what do authors love? Their pets. So here are some of the cutest and most lovely animals, along with what their talented owners write.

January 16, 2017

0 Comments