Books To Celebrate Jewish Culture and Learn About Antisemitism

There are many wonderful Jewish books for children that can help them learn about Jewish traditions, values, and culture. These books cover a wide range of topics, from Jewish holidays and history to folktales and stories about Jewish identity. Here are some popular and highly recommended options: “The Keeping Quilt” by Patricia Polacco: This heartwarming […]

Is the Barbie Movie Child Friendly?

PARENTING coach Sue Atkins has spoken exclusively to The U.S. Sun ahead of the Barbie movie release to discuss the doll’s impact on children. Click here  Here’s A Parents’ Guide to Barbie Movie With all the hype around Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, releasing in cinemas on Friday (21 July), parents might be wondering whether it’s a […]

Diverse Picture Books that Celebrate Dads!

Fathers matter. They are vital in raising happy, confident kids –  not only for Father’s Day but for every day of the year so these lovely books celebrate fathers! There are of course all kinds of fathers: different ethnicities, mixed-race families, same- sex parents. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find many books about step-fathers or single fathers, […]

Diverse Picture Books that Celebrate Mums!

  Celebrating diversity in motherhood is important because it acknowledges and embraces the unique experiences and perspectives of different mothers. It recognises that motherhood is not a one-size-fits-all experience, and that the challenges, joys, and responsibilities of motherhood can vary depending on factors such as race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and more. […]

The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story – The Starfish.

                Here is one of my very favourite stories from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil. The Starfish Story One day a woman was walking along the beach when she noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, […]

How Can I Keep My Children Safe Using Social Media?

  I’m being interviewed for The Daily Mail podcast today about how to help your teenagers manage social media, specifically in the light of the permanence of what they post and the impact this might have on their futures. There has been a great deal of debate around the Ollie Robinson posts on Twitter 8 […]

20 Recommended Black Children’s Books

  If you’re buying books for children you might want to consider more inclusive texts, particularly in light of the CLPE and Booktrust’s latest research on ethnic representation in UK publishing. Fabia Turner from Candid Cocoa is a former teacher and books editor, and currently a member of the Critics of Colour Collective. She reviews Black children’s books with […]

Children’s Books That Celebrate Muslim Culture.

Whether you’re from a Muslim family looking for more representation in children’s literature, or a teacher or parent of non-Muslim children wanting to better understand and celebrate Muslim culture, there are so many wonderful storytellers in the kids’ lit community who have contributed to essential, diverse narratives that pay homage to the rich history and […]

The Sue Atkins Wednesday Story To Ponder

 Here is a lovely story from my never ending notebook and everlasting coloured pencil from my new friends  that I met on Twitter The Colour of Friendship “This story teaches us to recognise that we are different, and that it is our differences that give us the ability to take on different jobs. Each […]