Category: Books & Reading

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 …

Let’s Go Shopping Peppa!

First up, I will declare that we are a Peppa Pig loving household. Yes, there it is, and I don’t just mean the kids, I like it, too. I find the show and books to be sweet, despite having watched and read so many of them so many times! So …

I Am A Golden Eggsplorer!

Today I’m delighted to be sharing the news that I am now a Golden Eggsplorer! Well, the children are, to be more precise, which means we’re now proud ambassadors for Reading Eggs. I’m really pleased to be working with them and over the year I’ll bring you the latest news …

Brilliant Books for 5 Year Old Girls

Now that my daughter is 5 and in Reception, her reading has really taken off. I’ve always been a reader, so I’m keen to encourage her enthusiasm and keep her well-supplied with lots of enjoyable children’s books. We’re fortunate to have a lovely library near us, some great bookshops in …

A Miffy Afternoon

The inimitable Miffy has a big birthday this year – the cute little rabbit will be 60 years old, on 21st June. She’s looking good for 60, I think! So in celebration of this, I’m excited to be working with the team over at Miffy to bring you news and …

The Secret Language of Your Child

When I was offered the opportunity to read and share with you The Secret Language of Your Child by Dr David Lewis, I was immediately intrigued. I don’t actually do many book reviews here, despite reading a lot, but I could see the appeal of this one for my readers …

#BringBackPaper Book Swap

Yes, as promised, March is book swap month! In case you’re not familiar with it all, this is part of my #BringBackPaper activities and challenges this year, which you can read all about here. I have run book swaps before, and as the happy recipient of a surprise book, I …

The Library

When I was little, and I really can’t be sure how small but I’d guess my memories go back to when I was around 4 or 5, I adored my trips to the library. I can still clearly visualise the picture book area there, along with the comfy and cosy cushions …

Sticker Dressing Wartime Fashion Review & Giveaway

When Usborne Publishing got in touch with me recently, about the launch of a new sticker dolly dressing book, I jumped at the chance to review it. We already have several of these sticker books here, as Boo will often choose them when we pop into book shops. I’m always …

Bring Back the Bedtime Story

Hmm, you may not have been aware that it even needed bringing back. I wasn’t, but according to a study out this week, only 1 in 5 parents read their children a bedtime story each night. Really? I was quite shocked. It’s never occurred to me not to read to …

100 Family Adventures Review & Give-Away

When I first heard about new book, 100 Family Adventures by the Meek Family, I suspected it was one for us and one that my readers would be interested in, too… 100 Family Adventures provides a valuable resource bank of tried and tested outdoor activities to enjoy with children, swapping ‘screen …

Papery Peep January 2015

Whoop, whoop, it’s Papery Peep time! Come and share your paper with me! This is a monthly linky, part of my #BringBackPaper series. This month, I’ll update you on my Read Write Create challenge,  but first, some new acquisitions… OK, I may, may have popped into Paperchase again. I’m starting to think …

Just No Kindle, No….

I make no secret of the fact that I like paper here. I read a fair bit, and I like to hold a book in my hands to do so, an actual book. And I really can’t see that changing. Now don’t get me wrong, I can see the appeal …

Stormy Night by Salina Yoon

We’ve recently received Salina Yoon’s latest picture book, Stormy Night… Stormy Night by Salina Yoon When thunder shakes his house and rain pounds the windows, Bear is frightened. But comforting his Mama, Papa and Floppy helps make the storm seem not as scary. Before Bear knows it, the storm has …

Harry Potter Captured My Heart

It’s Wednesday which means it’s a #BringBackPaper day here! If you missed last week’s, do pop and take a look as it includes this year’s activities and details of the Read Write Create challenge, along with this month’s Happy Mail project. Today I’m asking, have you read the Harry Potter books, …

#BringBackPaper 2015 Challenges

Ooh, a fresh new year of #BringBackPaper! I love, love, love this series, as I suspect you can tell. If you’re new to #BringBackPaper, I’d say the big thing that I’d like people to understand is that it’s for everyone, not just a bloggers link-up. It’s about getting more paper …

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