Review of ‘Shaping Children’s Services’ by Chris Hanvey (Oxford: Routledge, 2019)

This is such a thoughtful, insightful, balanced, well-informed and seminal book that this review will be in the form of a conversational response.  My review copy is so heavily annotated that it is obvious that Chris Hanvey has challenged and stimulated my thinking and imagination considerably. In 128 pages, which include an appendix and index, … Read more

Knowledge Encyclopedia

Senior Editors: Shaila Brown, Daniel Mills and Ben Morgan This book is another of Dorling Kindersley’s brilliant blockbusters. It is intriguing that, at a time when so much knowledge is available on the web, the quality of hard copy books is improving so much. DK set themselves the task of encompassing the whole of human … Read more

Geography: A Children’s Encyclopedia : by John Woodward

I am running out of superlatives for Dorling Kindersley’s books for children. This 304-page hard-backed book is aimed at children aged 8 and above, and it gives a comprehensive overview of the physical world. It is comprehensive and encyclopedic in the sense that it covers a wide range of topics, starting with physical geography – … Read more