Category: Books & Reading

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 …

The Story Machine – Review

Our weekend post was fabulous. As well as several Christmas cards, we had books. Boo was beside herself! This is our review of the first one.. The Story Machine by Tom McLaughlin Elliott is a boy who likes to find things and, one day, he stumbles across a machine. At …

The Readings Read – November

Another month, another array of books read. These have been our favourites… Little Man – Pip and Posy: The Little Puddle by Nosy Crow & Axel Scheffler He loves this book! We bought it for him for his birthday, but he’d not really paid attention to it for the first …

Yikes, Stinkysaurus – Review

In our house, books about dinosaurs always go down well. We love Tyrannosaurus Drip, Dinosaur Roar, and those Dinosaur that Pooped.. books. So when ‘Yikes, Stinkysaurus’ arrived, I suspected it might go down well – I was right! Yikes, Stinkysaurus by Pamela Butchart, illustrated by Sam Lloyd Stinkysaurus is the …

Blind Date With A Book

I was reading the other day about a chain of book shops in Australia that are selling some of their books all wrapped up in brown paper, and promoting them as ‘Blind Dates’. As you can see, there’s just a few words on the front to give people a flavour …

Picture Books Review and Giveaway

Boo and Little Man were delighted a couple of weeks ago when a package arrived for them. We received a bundle of picture and activity books from Bloomsbury Publishing, and they couldn’t have been happier! As regular readers will know, we do like our books here, so they couldn’t wait …

The Readings Read – October

As the month is drawing to a close, it’s about that time again to share with you what we’ve each most enjoyed reading this month.. Little Man – Peepo by Janet & Allan Ahlberg He’s had this classic book since birth, and it has always been a firm favourite with …

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