• Melissa Thom

Pilot Episode: Starting Very Early On

Updated: Mar 3

Books for children aged 0-3 years old.




Melissa talks to children's literature expert, Lucy Shepherd, on the importance of reading to babies and toddlers right from the start. They discuss the best places to find new book recommendations and share some of their own personal favourites.


Melissa also chats to co-founder of Barefoot Books, Tessa Strickland, and Director of the Bath Children's Literature Festival, Gill McClay.




Spellbound Book List: 0-3yrs


TES: My best teacher: Joanne Rowling


Bath Children's Literature Festival


Barefoot Books


Branford Boase Book Awards


Blue Peter Book Awards


Costa Book Awards


Waterstones Children's Prize


The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards


Pippa Pixley




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