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, hand-picked from a range of publishers. I passionately believe that every child can enjoy reading for pleasure. The good news is that there is a great variety of books to choose from. Through regular pop-stalls including Over market, my customers are always excited to find something new. With my £4 sale box I cater for all budgets. With my chapter books selections I have built up a particular reputation amongst some of my customers in helping their children find their next read, whether it is a child who has lost interest in reading or an avid reader a parent is struggling to keep up with suitable suggestions for.
I have been a seller of children’s books for over five 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 12+ years working with young people before my children were born, and being a parent for 10 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, whether that is ‘real-world’ of ‘fantasy’ or something in between they will want to read it.
Through many conversations with my customers, and my own observations of children’s reading journeys (including my own kids), and being part of some many great discussions in the bookish communities on twitter I have pleasure to be part of (@melisscreate15). I have also learnt alot about the things that support children’s literacy development in the widest sense and ways to foster #reading for pleasure.
For Schools I offer a £60 – a – term club, where I offer a range of additional discounts in return for your regular custom. Through which I provide a personalised service to school to help you add to the books you need. I love how each customer interpret’s it differently and
Since the Covid-19 lockdown I have developed an online shop. Which displays less than half of the books I have in stock at anyone time. The special bargain bundles and in particular the my chapter book bundles have proved particularly popular.
If you need any recommendations or books that a child or young person in your life would love please do no hesitate to get in touch.
Melissa Jordan, Readers that Care, Cambourne, Cambridge