About

I am a mum to 2 girls and we are all slightly obsessed with books.

I spend my days as a Primary School Librarian looking for great books to recommend to encourage children to read for pleasure. I try to read a wide variety of primary fiction books so that I can find personal recommendations for individual children.

My other passion is Picture Books, I run weekly storytime sessions at school and I’m always searching for great books to read aloud. I am a huge advocate of the importance of Picture Books for Older Readers and have devoted a large area of my school library to these. I’m constantly  looking for new exciting books in this area to entice the children at my school.

I hope that my blog will introduce you to some fantastic authors and help inspire children to embark or continue on their reading adventure.

 

Jo Clarke

 

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10 thoughts on “About

  1. Rebecca Blumstein

    Hello Jo,
    Your reviews are lovely – many thanks. I’m an obsessive reader and mum to two young boys (3 & 8) for whom I’m always trying to find new reads. I’m not sure how to use your blog (am not an experienced reader of blogs). Do you classify books by possible suitability for age at all?
    Many thanks,
    Rebecca

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    1. bookloverjo Post author

      Hi Rebecca
      Thanks for your lovely feedback. All of the books I review are suitable for Primary aged children. I don’t categorise them by age as children read at such different levels. All of the picture books I review are suitable for pre-school children and above, illustrated fiction from 5 and above and the majority of the other fiction I review is Middle Grade which is roughly 8 and over. If you have a query about the suitability of a particular title please do get in touch and I will be happy to advise.

      Best Wishes
      Jo

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