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An empowering insight into the experience of living with autism

The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida - insights on autism book review book in hand Reading Inspiration
“Naoki Higashida was born in Kimitsu, Japan in 1992. He was diagnosed with autism in 1998…”
The Reason I Jump: One boy’s voice from the silence of autism

Naoki Higashida
Sceptre, 2014

This month’s featured book for grown-ups provides insights on a subject many of us would benefit from understanding better. Naoki Higashida was 13 when he wrote The Reason I Jump about his childhood experience of autism.

Higashida wrote using an alphabet grid developed by his mother. He found using non-vocal communication was an effective way to overcome his communication challenges. This opened up ways for him to express and share his feelings and thoughts fully.

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Are you looking for a great read to kick start your 2018 reading? Find a great book here. The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell cover and spine cropped Photo by readinginspiration.com
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Are you looking for a great book to kick start your 2018 reading goals?

Featured Book of the Month for January 2018 – The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

Happy new reading year! Here’s hoping your  2018 reading will be packed full of exciting new books and adventures. This year I will be continuing to share reading recommendations and tips for children and grown-ups. However, I intend to explore books in more depth. I’ll be choosing one featured book for grown-ups and one featured book for children per month to explore fully. In January my featured book for grown-ups is The Bone Clocks, which is an incredible and engrossing read.

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Books to read for those gripped by The Handmaid’s Tale in 2017

In this post I will be taking a break from discussing children’s books and recommending some great books to read for grown-ups. With winter now firmly set in, get comfy and cosy and into some potentially uncomfortable but gripping reading.

2017 was the year of The Handmaid’s Tale

This list features some of the most striking reading I have enjoyed this year. Earlier in 2017 the compelling and disturbing TV adaption of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale reverberated with many. Watching the show inspired me to re-read the 1985 novel. After that, other novels sharing similar themes to the disturbing world of Gilead kept coming my way.

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Summer reading ideas for kids and grown-ups

Looking for summer reading material? We’ve put together our list of books to read for the school holidays so far.

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Kids’ summer reading

Here’s Toothy’s thoughts on what he has been reading so far this school holiday:

Gangster Granny, by David Walliams

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