Martha is a twitcher - she just loves to go bird-spotting in her garden every day. One day she gets more than she'd bargained for when she spots a rather large and funny-looking bird. She consults one of her books and discovers that what she's spotted is a Dodo. But everyone knows Dodos are extinct. … Continue reading ‘Hello, Mr Dodo!’ by Nicholas John Frith.
There's now a third title in Britta Teckentrup's best-selling spotting series, and it doesn't fail to impress. All children are naturally inquisitive so I can't think of a better book to harness this than 'One is Not a Pair.' Each page contains several sets of pairs...but can you spot the odd one out? The rhyming … Continue reading ‘One is Not a Pair – A Spotting Book,’ by Britta Teckentrup.
I know you'll all be clamouring to read the 100% official debut book from Amy Lee, creator of a hugely popular YouTube channel and a Minecraft maestro. This super-shiny book is absolutely crammed full of a huge range of activities based around Amy Lee and her YouTube friends. There's colouring, quizzes, crafting, character profiles, puzzles … Continue reading ‘The Magical World of Amy Lee,’ from Scholastic.
Have you ever wondered what animals do at the zoo when all the people go home? Max and Mia are about to find out as they embark on a midnight adventure. Today is the day that Max and Mia's class go on a trip to the zoo. As their class clamber on and off the … Continue reading ‘Midnight at the Zoo,’ by Faye Hanson.
As the season changes from Summer to Autumn, I'd like to introduce you to some brilliant books about the natural kingdom. Children always seem to fascinated by the world around them, particularly creepy-crawlies and wildlife. The books featured in this blog post will inspire children to go outside and hunt out the plants and creatures … Continue reading Natural Wonders of the Bookish World
I am delighted to welcome the wonderful Natasha Farrant to the blog as part of the epic YA Shot 2016 Tour. (Young Adult books are aimed at children in their mid-teens.) Natasha is the author of the Bluebell Gadsby stories, with the latest (and last),' Time for Jas,' being released over the summer. I'm also … Continue reading YA Shot 2016 Tour – Back to School Special – Q&A with Natasha Farrant
Jim is back in another death-defying (literally) adventure that will make you laugh your socks off! Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride! Jim Wimple has just about come to terms with the fact that his father is, in fact, the Grim Reaper and not an accountant as he had previously believed. To help him … Continue reading ‘Jim Reaper – Saving Granny Maggot,’ by Rachel Delahaye, illustrated by Jamie Littler.
The third instalment of the bestselling How to Hide a Lion series has been released just in time for back-to-school. Iris's lion knows that lions aren't allowed at her school; Miss Holland had made that clear on several occasions. Lion uses his hiding know-how and ends up napping on top of the school bus. However, today's the … Continue reading ‘How to Hide a Lion at School,’ by Helen Stephens.
There's been a lot of publicity recently, aimed at encouraging girls to pursue careers involving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.) This post celebrates all things 'girl power' as I review some of the titles I've been sent which focus on inspirational women and breaking down stereotypes. But don't worry - they're funny, endearing and … Continue reading Girl Power! ft. ‘Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World,’ and ‘Ada Twist, Scientist.’
Welcome to my stop on the Blog Tour for the daring 'Poppy Pym and the Double Jinx' by Laura Wood and thank you to Scholastic for inviting me to take part. Double, double, toil and trouble.... Mystery is afoot in the sleepy town of Brimwell so naturally, Poppy and her friends decide to investigate. But … Continue reading ‘Poppy Pym and the Double Jinx,’ by Laura Wood.