Tamara MacFarlane – owner of the award-winning Tales On Moon Lane bookshop, and author of the upcoming Dragon World – will be our guest Book Doctor for World Book Day.
Our Book Doctors are here to help with reading dilemmas of all kinds and prescribe the best reads for booklovers of all ages. You might ask Tamara to solve reading ruts such as...
- Any suggestions for how to get boy reluctant readers to enjoy reading for pleasure would be very welcome, please. How do I make reading cool? – Janet
- How do I set the scene to get really cosy to engage in a book? Recently I can't quite get hooked even with my favourites! – Grace, age 13
- How would you give children a love for the magic of books? Can you recommend one book to start the journey when there's somebody to read to them, and one when they're ready to fledge and read on their own? – Russell
- I love reading ancient mythology, crime, and action books. I have read quite a lot of books and I'm looking for more. Do you have any suggestions? – Meet, age 13
5 winners whose questions are answered by Tamara will receive a signed copy of Dragon World and a £15/€20 National Book Token.
Thank you for everyone who sent in questions!
Read Tamara's answers
About Dragon World
Meet the fire-breathing beasts of mythology in this beautifully illustrated book brimming with scaled behemoths.
Lurking in every corner of the earth, from the deepest depths of the oceans, to the tips of the tallest mountains, even tucked beneath the very ground that you tread on, dragons watch and wait. They take many forms - sea monsters, serpents, wild cats, eagles, and they represent many different things; Gods to be revered, evil kings to be feared, wise friends and fierce foes.
Dragons have breathed fire into our minds since we could first imagine, but why do they exist in stories from every land in the world? Come in and explore Dragon World. Look into their lairs while they make shape-shifting mischief, playing with the weather and protecting earthly treasures. Soar across continents into tales as old as time. Prowl through the pages to discover rare dragon species. Find clues to track them and master how to draw them. Behold the earthly dragons of today!