I have added two new boxes of books to the loan boxes. They are a box of children's annuals (box 15) and a box of girls' school stories (box 16). I'm hoping to add a boys' school story box soon. Both boxes provide plenty of what we used to call “through put” reading matter for children who can't get enough to read. Wholesome plots and a good vocabulary are the chief features of the school stories and I never worried about the “school” aspect. My daughter soon realised that the stories depicted a life that was totally unlike any real school! The annuals include a batch of (very) old Daily Mail Annuals. These have stories, a few factual articles and interesting pictures. The Look and Learn annuals also in the box are more factual and colourful but again provide plenty to read. I am hoping to be at the Curriculum Fair in Tooting on Saturday 3rd March. Details from firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are in the area and want to borrow either box let me know before hand and I'll bring it along – or any of the other available boxes, of course.