Category: Books & Reading

The Authors That I Can Never Resist

I like to read. A lot. I don’t think that that’s much of a secret, is it? I’m at my most content when I have a good book on the go, and I love to roam around book shops for new titles to add to my constantly growing to-read pile. …

Win Dinosaur Books!

We received a lovely bundle of books from DK last week, all about dinosaurs, and today I’m also offering you the chance to win the same bundle. I remember my brother being interested in dinosaurs when he was little. I even recall the book that he read over and over …

Learning with Reading Eggs

As you may well know, we’re pleased to be working with Reading Eggs this year, having used it for the past couple of years with Boo and enjoyed it. It’s now Little Man’s turn,  and so we’ve been using Reading Eggs and Mathseeds for a few weeks now.  As Boo loved it …

Celebrating Star Wars Reads Day

Saturday 10th October is Star Wars Reads Day, a global celebration of books for Star Wars fans. Well, this is one household that is definitely up for that! Our Star Wars Story The Husband grew up loving Star Wars, I enjoyed it as a child, so when the ‘new’ movies …

October Book Swap

Hooray, it’s time for another swap here with #BringBackPaper! Just before I get onto that, a note about #SundayStationery. It’s looking like it works best just sharing over on social media using the hash tag, rather than as a blog post, which makes sense and is nice and easy. So I’ll …

Win DK Kids Books!

A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you a great range of new pre school books from DK that have really engaged Little Man and he continues to ask to read them with me daily. So today I thought it would be great to share some other non-fiction titles from …

Fun Pre-Schooler Books From DK

We’ve received some new books here, thanks to the lovely people over at DK, and they’ve really put a smile on Little Man’s face and sparked his interest. My daughter adores her books and attempts to acquire more on every shopping trip we go on. My son, on the other …

‘The Elephant in the Classroom’ Review & Giveaway

I’ve been reading something a little different this week, the newly updated The Elephant in the Classroom, by Jo Boaler…   The Elephant in the Classroom provides a wide range of free online educational resources, classroom approaches and strategies for teachers looking to inspire their pupils, while advising parents on …

The Beautiful Book Company Review

You know when you receive a parcel that makes you squeal a bit? Yes, that happened to me last week. What was this mystery package? A review from Beautiful Book Company. Yes, books. Surprise picks, beautifully packaged, begging to be read. The lovely Emily at The Beautiful Book Company sent …

Shine-A-Light Books Review & Give-Away

We’ve recently received some new picture books here that are quite unlike any others that we’ve read, titles from the Shine-A-Light series, by Carron Brown… Secrets of Winter: Discover nature’s wintertime secrets and meet the animals and plants that live in and around a snow-covered forest, from the bears in …

A Passion For Reading

I think, as parents, we often have those one or two things that we would love our children to be interested in, or talented at. I know I do. First and foremost, I want my children to be healthy and happy, which probably goes without saying. Beyond that, I want …

10 Picture Books About Friendship

There’s something truly heart-warming about reading and talking about friendship with my children. They are at the start of their young lives, ready to make and build friendships, so seeing them come to life in their stories is both important and enjoyable. We have a lot of picture books in …

Summer Learning with Reading Eggs

As regular readers will know, I’m pleased to be working with Reading Eggs this year. We’ve been using Reading Eggs for a little over two years now, starting before I was working with them when Boo was three and I shared how we were getting on with it back then. …

Fun Kids Books & a Giveaway!

Boo had a very exciting delivery last month from Stripes Publishing. She was absolutely thrilled to open up a parcel and find it packed with books! That’s my girl! So just a few books to be keeping her busy with then?! At 5, my daughter just loves her books, so …

Papery Peep June 2015

Welcome to this month’s Papery Peep. A chance to share all things pretty and papery, and I invite you to link up any paper-loving posts, too. I love to read them! It was my birthday this month. Friends and family know me well, so amongst other gorgeous gifts, I received …

The 30 Seconds Kids Book Series

We have discovered a new children’s non-fiction series here and we are absolutely loving it! Let me tell you all about them, and then I’ll give one of you a chance to win a bundle of them, too… Ivy Press publish these brilliant books, and there are several titles in …

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