About Me and Catalogue
Hi my name is Melissa Jordan. I am an indepedent seller of children’s books, based in Cambourne, near Cambridge. My curated collection of children’s books includes books for all ages from babies to young adult, from a range of publishers. I passionately believe that every child can enjoy reading for pleasure. Whilst some children will appear to read anything, others are more particular about what they read. The way a story is written and what is is about will make a difference to whether a child finds a book they want to read. The good news is that there is a great variety of books to choose from. When it comes to buying books, and especially my chapter books, many customers comment that they haven’t come across the story before. My selection includes: picture books and chapter book fiction, and some non-fiction titles with a science/nature connection. By making sure I select a variety of children’s books I hope every child will be able to find a book they love.
I have been a seller of children’s books for over four years. The more I have found out about children’s books and about ways of encouraging reading for pleasure, the more I have wanted to share this with others, so that more children can find out about the fantastic variety of children’s books out there. To state the obvious you can’t choose a book you do not know exists! Having spent nearly 10 years working with young people before my children were born, and being a parent for 9 years, I know that children and young people always surprise you. Many of them do care about what they read and the world we live in. Give them a ‘heart felt’ story where the characters and setting have meaning to them and they will want to read it.
If you would like any suggestions on what books would suit you and your child or children and/or advice on how to get them interested in books please do not hesitate to contact me.
To browse a selection of my books please click on the catalogue button above. I have more books that are not in the catalogue, including some great SALE bargains, so please get in touch to find out more.
Additional Services for Schools
I am in the process of developing some really exciting workshop’s for schools. Which focus on unique collections of picture books (one is themed the other is based certain author’s and illustrators), and which explore some possible follow on chapter books routes for children that enjoy those books. It also explores how as early as year 2 we can begin to teach children book navigation and book resilience skill’s when choosing book’s they want to read for pleasure, and ‘sow the seeds’ for future possible read’s. Part of this will be exploring the use of display’s and unique way’s to make connections between stories. If you would be interested in testing one of these workshops please let me know.
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