Category: Books & Reading

Keeping a Book Journal

I’ve been a reader my whole life. I remember having my nose buried in a book for much of my childhood and reading remains my retreat and my ‘me-time’ now, as a busy parent. My friends and family know I’m a bookworm, so I’m often treated to vouchers for Amazon …

The Willoughby Book Club

I recently stumbled across a rather lovely book subscription company, run by husband and wife team Adam & Chloe Pollard, called The Willoughby Book Club. I just knew immediately that this was a Bring Back Paper feature that needed to be written! And so, let me introduce you to them… …

Lostmy.name Personalised Books Review

We read a lot of books here, and I love choosing new books with Boo and Little Man. It’s my greatest area of weakness, truth be told, as I can never resist them asking me for a new book, and so budgeting always goes out the window! And when it …

In the light of the moon…

…a little egg lay on a leaf. Sound familiar? Oh, it does to me! I’ve been reading Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar for a few years now. It was the first book that we read to Boo as a baby, and it quickly became a favourite, so, among many …

Dragon Loves Penguin by Debi Gliori – Review

We recently received a gorgeous new picture book from Bloomsbury Publishing… Dragon Loves Penguin by Debi Gliori It’s bedtime in the land of ice and snow. “Night, night,” says Bib’s mummy. “Sleep tight,” says Bib’s daddy. But Bib has a better plan. “Please,” says Bib, “can I have a story? …

How Do You Read Yours?

Is this something that you’ve even thought about before? I’ve been reading for over 30 years, and I cannot even begin to guess how many books I’ve read in that time. Reading a book is just something that I do, most days, and have done for most of my life. …

Zoe and Beans: Pirate Treasure Book & Activity

We recently took part in our first Love Books Summer Exchange. We swapped a book and activity with The Gingerbread House (you can read all about the book and activity that we sent to them on their blog here), and were delighted to receive… Zoe and Beans: Pirate Treasure by …

Meet Colin the Crab

I’ve seen Gone Crabbing clothes and kitchenware before and have always had a little soft spot for that crab, as the image makes me smile. He always looks so happy! So when I heard that they’ve now brought out a pop-up picture book about him, I was unable to resist…! …

Florentine and Pig and the Spooky Forest Adventure by Eva Katzler

We were recently sent a picture book to review, and I have to say, it’s one of the best we’ve read in some time…. Florentine and Pig and the Spooky Forest Adventure by Eva Katzler There’s a monster on the loose, and Florentine and Pig are determined to catch it! …

Happy Birthday, Royal Baby! Review

We recently received a new picture book, from Bloomsbury Publishing, to review and share with you… Happy Birthday, Royal Baby! by Martha Mumford The Royal Palace is in chaos yet again – not since the Royal Baby’s birth has there been so much excitement! Why? Well it’s the Royal Baby’s …

My Current Reading Pile

For this month’s Papery peep linky, I thought I’d share my current reading pile with you. So I’ve a few to get stuck into, which I always like. When I have a fair few, like this, I tell myself that I can’t buy any more until I’ve at least read …

Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour

It’s no secret that we like our books here. Reading is a huge passion of mine, and I enjoy seeing my children growing up with their books and enjoying them, too. I cannot imagine a single bedtime without reading to them, as well as the books that we enjoy during …

Found by Salina Yoon – Review

We were recently sent another of Salina Yoon’s picture books, and having reviewed and enjoyed Penguin in Love, we sat down to read it as soon as it arrived! Found by Salina Yoon When Bear finds a lost stuffed toy bunny in the forest, he begins to worry. After all, …

A Trip to Hay on Wye

For my very first ‘Papery Peep’ link up, as part of my #BringBackPaper campaign, I’m sharing a fabulous day out that I had earlier this month… I’ve meaning to visit Hay on Wye for years. A place full of bookshops is kind of like my mother-ship! So, this year, I …

Little Lou and the Woolly Mammoth by Paula Bowles – Review

We were recently sent a new picture book, and Boo had me reading this one to her straight-away! Little Lou and the Woolly Mammoth by Paula Bowles  When Little Lou finds a wriggly, squiggly piece of wool amongst a pile of toys, she curiously gives it a tug. But – …

Boo’s Reading Nook

At the weekend I decided to move Boo’s bedroom around. She’d outgrown some of her toys and so I bundled some up for the charity shop and some up for sale. I moved a few more toys into Little Man’s room, too, and commandeered some shelves she’d had in there …

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