N is for Never

These two books have more than the word never in the title. They  feature characters who can see beyond the obvious.

The first one is a reminder that creativity is a talent that is not always seen in conventional ways. The second one shows that kindly ending a fight brings many rewards.

I will never get a star on Mrs Benson’s blackboard

by Jennifer K. Mann


Rose is messy, she doodles and daydreams. She is quiet and clumsy but as Mrs Benson discovers, she is a true artist. Would that deserve a star?

And to think that we thought that we would never be friends

by Mary Ann Hoberman

illustrated by Kevin Hawkes


It takes more to end a fight than to start one but the rewards of friendship, peace and harmony are endless.


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