About this blog

I am a Chartered Librarian, currently working as an NHS Knowledge & Evidence Specialist, and previously a primary school librarian. I hold a PGDip in Library and Information Management from the University of Ulster and a BSc (Hons) from the University of Bath.

There are many absolutely fantastic book blogs catering for the children’s book market so I am grateful to you for taking the time to visit mine. Although I now work in a health library, I continue to review children’s books because they come first. I believe that it is essential to encourage children to read for pleasure as there is evidence that literacy and reading for pleasure has a significant impact on future wellbeing. If these posts guide anyone to a book that brings them enjoyment and encourages anyone to share the joy found within books then I will be happy.

My work responsibilities whilst employed within a primary school included teaching children to be kind, positive and helpful online, therefore I only post positive reviews of books which I have genuinely enjoyed and can honestly recommend for a stated readership. If I read a book for which I cannot see a valuable use for any readership group then my own decision is that I do not write a review rather than posting something negative.

Since moving into a health librarian position I have broadened the scope of this blog to include YA and adult books. I will be particularly interested in reading books with a health-related focus.

Many of the books reviewed have either been purchased by me or borrowed from a library. When I receive a free copy of a book from a publisher I will always state this in my review.

Take a look at my Twitter feed @vonprice for more bookish thoughts.