Category: Books & Reading

Papery Peep January 2016

Welcome to the first Papery Peep of 2016! Papery Peep is that time in the month where I share anything papery that takes my fancy, and invite you to do the same. This month, I’ve been enjoying reading, so I thought I’d talk about that and update you on my …

My Current ‘To Be Read’ Pile

As it’s the start of a new year, I thought it would be nice to look back over my book journal for last year and remind myself of all that I read and enjoyed. It seems that 2015 saw me reading 72 books, along with a handful or re-reads. Some …

Five Under £5 For January

Whilst I was having an early morning scroll through Instagram over the weekend, I spotted Julia’s #fiveunder5 series and promptly fell in love! Every month she shares five things she’s found, each for under £5, for a little fun and inspiration and invites others to do the same, and so …

Bring Back Paper in 2016

I started #BringBackPaper back in April 2014, though it really doesn’t seem that long ago. You can read my original papery post here on why I wanted to start this feature. As we begin a new year, I’ve been giving some thought as to what do with the series this year. …

May The Force Be With You

A few weeks ago I brought you details of a few of Egmont’s current Star Wars books, and today I’m delighted to be bringing you even more, thanks Egmont! The Reading Residence is most definitely a Star Wars household. The Husband grew up loving it, and now with Little Man’s …

Peppa’s Christmas Post Blog Tour

Today I’m talking about that loveable pink pig, Peppa, and Christmas cheer. We’re taking part in Ladybird Books blog tour, celebrating their new title, Peppa’s Post. Peppa and her friends are organising a festive pantomime and need to write bundles of letters to everyone in the village, so that people …

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 …

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