Thank you to everyone who visited my stalls this November and December it was great to meet you and help you find great books for the children in your lives. I am currently re-doing my website and putting together a really exciting new catalogue. In the meantime time I have loads of fabulous books in stock for all ages, and some great SALE bargains please get in touch for details.
Hi my name is Melissa Jordan. I am an independent 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.
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.
The Values that underpin my book selection;
- a handpicked selection of both picture books and chapter book stories set in different countries and or with international connections, and stories with diverse characters from a range of backgrounds. These are integrated into my collection as I passionately believe all children are entitled to know they exist and to have the opportunity to both see themselves in stories and understand others that are different to themselves.
Please note: I have had to be very selective about the books I include in my catalogue but can also provide specialist advice on a variety of other texts and order some of them and tell you where to buy the ones that I can’t.
- a varied selection of chapter books including, shorter reads, stories written in prose and stories which break traditional conventions and or genres so that every child can something that the really want to read and that they strongly identify with
- I make creative use of ‘unique’ themes and connections in selecting the books in my catalogue and used some of these in the way I arrange my Catalogue. So as to encourage children and those that support them to make connections between books they read. And also in recognition that when choosing books for fun there are a myriad of ways to help children connect with a story.
I look forward to hearing from you and helping you find the perfect books for the child or children in your life.
Melissa Jordan, Readers that Care, Cambourne, Cambridge