Ruth Horsman is a librarian at a junior school in south west London and is passionate about the importance of primary school libraries. She is launching a pilot project for shared resources between primary schools and community libraries across Lewisham in September 2018. For more information follow Ruth at Stillness_Library or Mrs_Horse
Ruth says: "It's a huge boom time for children’s literature at the moment, and with all the bright, colourful doodle-filled books, or latest offering by a celebrity children's author, it’s easy to overlook the classics. Here are six kids' classics that I've read recently that have stood the test of time. Enjoy.”
The Silver Sword
By Ian Serraillier
A war-time adventure – another one my son couldn't put down, and when his nana saw him reading it, remarked: "Ooh I loved that when I was your age". Four children made homeless by the second world war, on a dangerous journey to find their family. A very moving story about hope, and overcoming adversity, probably a very realistic account of what it was like in Europe in the 1940's and also what it is like for families fleeing war in modern times. As relevant now as it was then, sadly.