LH Johnson

LH reads, writes and researches children’s books. She's also a librarian, blogger, and makes pretty amazing chocolate brownies. Cake and books, what’s not to love?

There’s Something Wrong With UK Kids Book Publishing

What Rereading BLACK BEAUTY Taught Me About Social Justice

When a reread of BLACK BEAUTY gives you actual hope for the future (even in 2018, yep). On finding social justice themes in BLACK BEAUTY.

Lyra and Will’s Bench, Oxford Botanic Gardens

Read, Play, Love: Books About Violins And Violinists

Put down your bow, pick up these books about violins and violinists.

How To Move Home As A Book Lover (Step One: Find Your Nearest Library)

If, like me, your own property is a Pinterest fantasy, I'm going to guess you have to move house a lot. Here's how to make the move work..

What To Read When You Don’t Know What To Read

So what do you read when you don't know what to read? This reader says, A LITTLE LOVE SONG by Michelle Magorian, that's what.

Indie British Children’s Book Publishers to Check Out On Instagram

I'm sorry, I can't come to the phone right now. Why? I'm too busy checking these indie British kid's publishers out on Insta.

“Backwards and in High Heels”: Books About the Women Of Golden Age Musicals

Recommended reading about the women of Hollywood's Golden Age musicals.

11 Quotes from Roland Barthes’ A LOVER’S DISCOURSE About Love

5 Wonderful Books By Children’s Author Shirley Hughes

From stuffed toy disasters to a Jazz influenced fairytale the great Shirley Hughes has written about it all. Here's five of our favourites. (And yes, Dogger's in there).