• Melissa Thom

Episode 3: Supporting Children Starting School

Books for children around the ages of 4-5 years old.



Melissa welcomes UWE primary specialist, Jane Carter, back into the Spellbound studio. They talk about the importance books play in all aspect of (primary) school life - from preparing them for what to expect and beyond.


Melissa also pops along to independent book store, Max Minervas in Bristol and chats to children's author, Rachel Bright, who has written several books for children, including Love Monster, The Lion Inside and The Koala Who Could. Rachel is also the winner of the Evening Standard Oscar's Book Prize and the Sainsbury's Book Award.




Spellbound Book List: Starting School


The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak on YouTube


Max Minervas Bookshop, Bristol


Rachel Bright










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