The Book Beary is secretly a human. Her real, unfurry name is Abi.

Abi Smith is modern language graduate and trained primary school teacher with an obsession for books.

After several years in the classroom, she realised that there was a need for parents, pupils and teachers alike to have access and support in finding the best new reads (and old) with ideas of how to explore reading further. Her aim has always been to help children transport to the land of reading and make them fall in love with words.

In her spare time, the Book Beary loves forcing affection on her two cats; freestyle dancing; pretending to know how to garden; and spending time with her furrier husband.

Oh, and of course, reading.