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The Forgettery

The Forgettery

Published: 18 Mar 2021

Paperback / softback, 32 pages

Recommended for age 3+ and 5+

By Rachel Ip

Illustrated by Laura Hughes

Published by HarperCollins Publishers

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Amelia's granny forgets lots of things. Little things, like where she put her glasses, and big things like people and places. But everything anyone has ever forgotten is stored in The Forgettery, and there Amelia and her granny learn the power of making memories.

Filled with warmth and gentle humour, The Forgettery is a beautifully written, sensitive look at dementia and memory loss. Over 850,000 people live with dementia in the UK, which will soar to 2 million by 2051. Globally, around 50 million people live with dementia, with nearly 10 million new cases each year.

Opening up discussions surrounding this challenging topic with little ones has never been more important. Without ever explicitly mentioning dementia, The Forgettery can be enjoyed as an adventure story where children explore a fantastical world where memories can be re-discovered and revisited as well as newly made. Rachel Ip's tender words capture the wonderful bond between grandmother and granddaughter and Laura Hughes conjures up an exciting, wonderous space where our most precious memories are stored, and the challenge of dementia can be gently explored and understood

Tagged coping with illness , dementia , families and grandparents

The Best Books Year 1 pack

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An easy purchase pack of 50 curated books.

This pack includes recently published picturebooks, fiction, nonfiction and poetry with a focus on Reading for Pleasure.

The books are chosen by the Just Imagine selection panel, chaired by Just Imagine's Director Nikki Gamble, author of Exploring Children's Literature and co-author of Guiding Readers.

 

 

  • Bumble and Snug and the Angry Pirates
  • You're Called What?
  • Bunnies on the Bus
  • Who Am I?
  • The Pirate Mums
  • The Forgettery
  • Can Bears Ski?
  • Luna Loves Art
  • Tiger Walk
  • Clean Up!
  • The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Book
  • You Can!
  • Stella and the Seagull
  • The Littlest Yak
  • Gustavo, The Shy Ghost
  • The Worries: Sohal Finds a Friend
  • Never Show A T-Rex A Book!
  • Omar, The Bees And Me
  • Frog vs Toad
  • Nikhil and Jay:The Star Birthday
  • The Fire Fox
  • Hom
  • Big Sky Mountain
  • The Beach Puppy
  • Mammoth
  • All Through the Night: People Who Work While We Sleep
  • National Trust: Beatrix and her Bunnies
  • The Longest Strongest Thread
  • Kitty and the Starlight Song
  • The Disgusting Sandwich
  • The Girl and the Dinosaur
  • Madam Squeaker
  • Dancing Birds and Singing Apes
  • The Friendship Bench
  • Listen : How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion
  • Yes You Can, Cow
  • A Song of Gladness A story of hope for us and our planet
  • My Mum is a Lioness
  • The Eyebrows of Doom
  • Marv and the Mega Robot #1
  • Mouse in the House
  • The Crocodile Who Came for Dinner #3
  • Nature Trail
  • What Jobs Could YOU Do?
  • The Night Flower
  • Children of the World
  • A Mathematician Like Me
  • MONSTER HUNGRY PHONE
  • Three Little Monkeys Ride Again #3

The KS1 Best Books pack

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  • There is No Big Bad Wolf in This Story
  • You're Called What?
  • The Proudest Blue
  • The Tindims and the Turtle Tangle
  • Wigglesbottom Primary: Break-Time Bunnies
  • Who Am I?
  • The Pirate Mums
  • The Pirate Captain's Cat
  • The Forgettery
  • Tiger Walk
  • You Can't Take an Elephant on Holiday
  • The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Book
  • The Screen Thief
  • You Can!
  • Stella and the Seagull
  • Where Happiness Begins
  • Robobaby
  • The Littlest Yak
  • Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt #2
  • Uncle Bobby's Wedding
  • The King's Birthday Suit
  • The Worries: Sohal Finds a Friend
  • The Queen on Our Corner
  • Snow Ghost
  • The Fire Fox
  • Snow Leopard: Grey Ghost of the Mountain
  • The Beach Puppy
  • Too Small Tola and the Three Fine Girls
  • What Did the Tree See?
  • While You're Sleeping
  • The Elephant's Garden
  • The Perfect Shelter
  • The Girl and the Dinosaur
  • The Viking Who Liked Icing
  • Story Soup
  • The Walloos Big Adventure
  • Wild is the Wind
  • Vampire Peter
  • Time to Move South for Winter
  • The Disgusting Sandwich
  • The Longest Strongest Thread
  • Whale in a Fishbowl
  • The Cave
  • Wishes
  • The Runaway Pea Washed Away
  • The Hare and the Tortoise
  • The Duck who Didn't Like Water

The Library Boost for 3+ pack

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  • Love Our Earth A Colourful Counting Story
  • Bunnies on the Bus
  • The Forgettery
  • Fabulous Frankie
  • You Can't Take an Elephant on Holiday
  • Maybe...
  • Little Blue and Little Yellow
  • I Like the Rain
  • My Red Hat
  • Rita's Rabbit
  • Will You Be My Friend?
  • Baby's First Train Robbery
  • Mister Boo!
  • Papa Penguin
  • Where Happiness Begins
  • The Lipstick
  • The Great Paint
  • Little Echo
  • What Happened to You?
  • This Love : A celebration of harmony around the world
  • I'm Sticking with You
  • Spaghetti Hunters
  • A Hat for Mr Mountain
  • That Dog!
  • The Bookshop Cat
  • Now Go to Sleep!
  • So Much