Category: Books & Reading

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 …

The Dawn Chorus by Suzanne Barton – Review

A beautiful book from Bloomsbury Publishing arrived for us a couple of weeks ago. Of course, the kids were delighted!, and I have to say, I really liked the look of it, too! The Dawn Chorus by Suzanne Barton Peep awakes one morning to the sound of a beautiful song …

Don’t Call Me Sweet by Smriti Prasadam-Halls – Review

We were recently sent a copy of a brand new picture book from Bloomsbury Publishing, about a little monster…. Don’t Call Me Sweet by Smriti Prasadam-Halls ‘I’m a giant monster, with sharp, sharp claws. I’ve got big, spiky teeth and loud, loud roars. Which is why I say, to everyone …

Dino-Mummy by Mark Sperring – Review

We cannot get enough of dinosaur books in this house, and I’m sure we’re not alone! So when this one arrived from Bloomsbury Publishing, we had to sit own and read it immediately! Dino-Mummy by Mark Sperring It’s not easy being a Dino-Mummy – especially when you have two roaring …

Readings Read – February 2014

We’ve read so much this month! I’m back in my reading groove, and the children are as hungry to discover new books as ever. We’ve also been fortunate to receive a few new picture books to review, so we’ve had plenty to keep us busy. These have been our favourite’s …

There’s A Dinosaur In My Bathtub by Catalina Echeverri – Review

We do like ourselves a good old dinosaur book here, so when Bloomsbury Publishing sent us a copy of this lovely new picture book, we suspected we’d like it…. There’s a Dinosaur in My Bathtub by Catalina Echeverri Amelia has a dinosaur in her bathtub; a rather LARGE dinosaur. His …

Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog – Review

The kids love Pip and Posy, though especially Little Man. He is fascinated by them. We have a couple of their books, and we were very happy to receive this new title to review, thanks to Nosy Crow recently… Pip and Posy: The Bedtime Frog, illustrated by Axel Scheffler  When …

My Fictional World

Happiness is anyone and anything at all, that’s loved by you. You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. That’s the quote from #ThePrompt this week. Now, family aside, happiness for me will always reside in a book… As regular readers will know, I love escaping within the pages of a good …

Bizzy Bear – We Love You!

I bought Little Man a Bizzy Bear book for Christmas, Bizzy Bear: Pirate Adventure . I was drawn to it, as it has chunky sliders to push and pull, and he loves things like this but invariably rips them, but he cannot with these ones – they are very chunky! …

Marmaduke the Very Different Dragon – Review

We’ve been treated to another lovely read from Bloomsbury Publishing… Marmaduke the Very Different Dragon by Rachel Valentine & Ed Eaves Marmaduke’s not like all the other dragons – his ears are too big and he never even triesto fly. He just doesn’t fit in, however much he wants to, and …

Penguin in Love – Review

It’s always a good post day when we receive a book! The children are always excited, and I’d have to say I was just as excited about this one, as I am a big penguin fan, so I just knew that I’d love it… Penguin in Love by Salina Yoon …

Reading’s Read – January 2014

Another month, another load of books read here. These have been our favourite’s this month.. Little Man – Bizzy Bear: Pirate Adventure by Benji Davies We bought him this for Christmas, and he LOVES it! We’ve since bought him Bizzy Bear: Fun on the Farm, too – equally as popular. …

The Readings Read – December

Another month, another pile of books! These have been our favourites this month: Little Man – In the Night Garden Buggy Book Regular readers will know about Little Man’s knew found love of Makka Pakka, and so we bought him a new board book for his pushchair, to go alongside …

The Booktime Campaign

When I heard from Booktrust recently, sharing news with me about their Booktime campaign, I knew that it was something that I wanted to get behind and share with you… ‘Now in its eighth year, Booktime aims to inspire a lifelong love of reading and this year marks a very …

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