Happy New Year to you all. It seems a strange greeting considering our current circumstances… However, I trust you all had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year, despite restrictions.

I had planned this note for much earlier in the week but the dreaded home-schooling returned quite unexpectedly and it has taken a few days to settle into some form of routine.

Last March, when the first lockdown was announced, I released a free online book to help children understand “What’s Going On?” (Click title to view). With schools closing again, I felt it could be useful once more. Please feel free to use and share this as you wish.

In addition to this, I am raising funds to be able to put mental wellbeing books into schools for free. If you can spare a few pounds, it would be hugely appreciated: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cskidsbooks Or, if you would like to make a larger, corporate donation, please email me at clare@cskidsbooks.com.

As some of you may remember, during the first lockdown I partnered with mental health charity The Kaleidoscope Plus Group. As part of this partnership, for every book that is bought through my website, a donation goes straight to KPG! You can even save some money on your order by using the code KPG40.

Although a rocky start, I wish you all the best for 2021. Here’s hoping it ends far better than it has started!