Here's one thing I might miss next year. Ordering and reading and sharing new children's literature. I've been sorting through some of my favourite read aloud books at school. Some that I had stashed in back cupboards for my special library times with students and some of my own purchases. One of my jobs at school is to order new books for our library. That's always fun.
This delightful book is one of my new orders and reflects my own personal interests. Mouseton Abbey - The Missing Diamond by Joanna Bicknell and Nick Page is a new favourite.
It's based on the PBS series, Downton Abbey, which I love and it has knitting. What could be better? There doesn't seem to be knitting patterns available for the characters although they look a lot like Alan Dart patterns to me. There's even a Facebook page of Mouseton Abbey .
The story is a mystery, the characters are charming, and the kids loved it. I do, too!