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Read. Create. Teach.

The mission: to spread the joy of books and reading as far and wide as possible!

Discover great literature for primary-aged children and recommended reads for adults with regular book news, themed book lists, blog posts and videos all about books and reading. 


Download beautifully crafted, innovative teaching resources and lesson plans based on engaging, high-quality texts.

Book outstanding online tutoring for children aged 8 to 12 years old. Sessions are delivered by a former Deputy Headteacher with a Master's in Education, who is also a Google Certified Educator and Apple Teacher. Safe, effective and engaging tutoring delivered conveniently online.


Latest Videos

Rambling life and channel update + every book I have on my shelves + that time I met Stephen King

Rambling life and channel update + every book I have on my shelves + that time I met Stephen King

Wondering which books made the cut since my last video? Having recently moved in with family temporarily, I had to choose which books to bring with me and which to store for the next few months. A small life and channel update along with a peek at every book I brought with me! 0:00: Intro 0:15 Life update 4:20 Channel update 7:07 All the books 11:00 Stephen King chat 13:13 Plot twist 14:31 Outtakes 📺 MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO: #Waywardsonathon Hosted by @Bookish Gems and @BookTube with Amy ​ @Marilyn Maya Mendoza - thank you my lovely friend for the present! My lovely crocheted book box is by the wonderful Julie @Hungry Bookworm and you can get your very own box from her and lots of other lovely handmade things from her Etsy shop, Clumsy Cow Creations https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ClumsyCowCreationsuk 💌WANT FREE LESSON PLANS, TEACHING RESOURCES AND CHILDREN'S BOOK NEWS?👨‍🎓 Join my mailing list! I'll tell you about any exciting book releases and give you access to my free resources, like my 'Joy Book Club' picture book plans for story time. https://www.spreadbookjoy.com/subscribe ❤💌🗨 WEBSITE / SOCIAL MEDIA: https://www.spreadbookjoy.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spreadbookjoy Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/spreadbookjoy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spreadingbookjoy TES Shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SpreadBookJoy 😃COME AND SAY HELLO! 👋


I am most active on Instagram, where I share daily updates on what I am reading and regular mini-reviews, as well as book quotes with quick questions that you can use to spark amazing discussions with children. If you are not on Instagram, you can still view all of my activity here on my website! Just click any of the images below to see the accompanying commentary. Enjoy!


Michael Morpurgo, The Book Trust Annual Lecture, 2016.

"Let there be half an hour of Storytime at the end of school in Primary schools up and down the country... make this the half hour they all long for, that they don’t want to be over...  Let the children go home dreaming of the story, reliving it, wondering."