Illustrated by Laura Hughes
Farshore, March 2021
The Forgettery gently explores themes of memory loss and dementia.
Storytelling and craft activities
Find out more about the inspiration behind story and see Laura's time-lapse drawing of Amelia!
see behind the scenes sketches
make a memory butterfly, just like the beautiful memory butterflies in the story
make a memory box!
Making a memory jar:
make a memory jar to treasure special moments and memories
Memory Making Advice letter
in the story, Amelia is given a letter with Memory Making Advice. Download the poster here.
Brain facts and brain games
Alzheimer's Research has lots of resources on their website to help explain dementia and Alzheimer's to children and young people.
It also has fun activities and brain games:
The Last Garden
Illustrated by Anneli Bray
Hodder Children's Books, October 2020
Introduce children to the topics of migration, war and the power of nature and gardens throughout history in a gentle, hopeful way with The Last Garden. These resources are designed to guide you through the picture book, with suggested questions, classroom activities and additional resources on the key topics.
This video talks about the work of the Royal Horticultural Society and the Lemon Tree Trust. A hundred years on from providing seeds to WWI prisoners of war, the Lemon Tree Trust worked with the RHS to supply seeds to Syrian refugees in Domiz camp, Kurdistan region of Iraq: