My Favourite Books

Shinear our Learning & Engagement Officer studied English Literature at LJMU so has always had a passion for reading. Her favourite book as a child was ‘Matilda’ by Roald Dahl. The idea of having telekinetic powers to tidy her room, or help with the chores seemed like a dream come true.


Shinear's son Elijah who is three also enjoys books; his favourite at the minute is 'Tickly Octopus' by Ruth Galloway.  This is a fantastic book about an octopus who goes on a journey of self-exploration and self-discovery. The book's words help with Elijah's vocabulary and phonics. Elijah also loves the colourful and vibrant illustrations.

Shinear's daughter Darcey who is one enjoys the Baby Sparkle range of books. These books use poetry and repetition to help aid Darcey in her first words.