Representation really does matter and that includes in children’s books!
There is now a much greater selection of books which opens dialogue around uniqueness, inclusion and celebrates the beauty of diversity.
Our Family Day includes many stories either being read by their authors or by Reach members. Here are some of the wonderful books that will be included on the day!
Splash read by author and Paralympic Triathlete, Claire Cashmore MBE, also a wonderful Reach Ambassador!
Uniquely Me by Trace Wilson, read by Reach member, 12 year old Ellie-Mai O’Reilly.
The Sleepover Secret by Michelle Nelson-Schmidt, read by Reach member Colm Creamer.
Rae’s First Day read by author and television producer Danny Jordan, only available to watch on our Annual Family Day.
Zippy and the stripes of Courage by Candida Sullivan, read by Reach member 16 year old Jake Carswell.
Different is awesome! by Ryan Haack is read by Paralympic swimmer and Reach member Toni Shaw.
Alf’s Power read by author Mina Minozzi, Child Development Consultant. Mina will also be talking with Alastair on the day.
Insignificant Events in the life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling, a section read by Ireland’s Paralympic gold medallist, Ellen Keane.
Chops – My Way! by Matthew Jenkins read by his 15 year old daughter Isabella Jenkins. Chops is a series of stories based on the adventures of his daughter, like any new parent faced with something unexpected, Matthew set about writing a book that children similar to his daughter could associate with. All Chops books are written with the assistance and input of Isabella and are loosely based on real life stories.
Chops and the Great Bear Wash read by author and illustrator Matthew Jenkins.
5 Fingers and 10 Toes, Jo-Jo goes to School by Dawn Civitello, read by Reach member Beth Stevens.
What Happened to You? read by author James Catchpole.
James runs The Catchpole Agency with his wife Lucy, and represents authors and illustrators of children’s picture books, non-fiction and novels.