How non-bookish parents can help their children read

Parents who don’t read themselves are often worried about how they can get their little ones to read and fall in love with books. With these four simple suggestions you can ensure that your little one is surrounded by books and stories. From there, it’s only a step to seeing your child fall in love with books and become a reader for life.

Why the authors and illustrators of children’s books are important?

Ask people about the books they read to their children and they will enthusiastically tell you about their favourite books. They will narrate the story, describe the size and format of the book, the kind of paper used and how well produced it is. But ask them who the author and illustrator are and you will find them strangely clueless. Here’s why you should pay attention to those names on the cover of the book you enjoy so much!