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The Magic and Mystery of Trees by Jen Green is a beautiful new edition to our library, kindly donated by a pupil on his birthday. Did you know that trees send underground messages and take care of their families? Trees are so much more than they seem.

Here is a new book of beautiful illustrations with simple but heartfelt messages for children and adults of all ages to enjoy.  It is called The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse and it is by Charlie Mackesy.

We love this new book in the Encyclopaedia section of the Library (032) - The Incredible Cabinet of Wonders. Each page looks at a different theme with multiple peculiar and fun flaps to lift and explore. Here are just some of the pages:

Captain Coram - who was he and what did he do?

Thomas Coram was born 350 years ago and went on to do great things for children, championing their welfare and rights and changing how we treat children in this country and around the world - yet we know very little about him.  To set this straight the Coram charity has produced a book and given a free copy to primary schools so that we can all learn about who he was and what he did.  We now have a copy and you can find it in the non fiction section 920 (autobiographies).


You might have read Hetty Feather by Jacqueline Wilson.  Did you know that her story was inspired by the foundling hospital Thomas Coram created to help homeless children and orphans? Captain Coram is only a short book, but very interesting, so if you see it in the library, have a look!