There are few people on #MedTwitter as passionate about children's books as I am but today I have completely met my match in the utterly fabulous Bipolar Doc. If you follow her already she will need no introduction as one of the most thoughtful, thought provoking, kind and reflective accounts to follow. If not, find her here:
We are talking about Onjali K Rauf's masterful children's novel The Star Outside my Window which follows the adventures of 10 year old Aniyah and her little brother Noah as they navigate the foster care system after the death of their mum, and go on a big old adventure to try and name a new star in her memory.
It's a wonderful novel and Onjali Rauf is not just a great writer but an wonderful human who runs the charity https://makingherstory.org.uk/
The bipolar doc recommended the children's book https://jesslove.format.com/julian-is-a-mermaid and I mentioned a great book about death called All The Living And The Dead by Hayley Campbell https://www.hayleycampbell.com/all-the-living-and-the-dead