Bumped by Megan McCafferty #100books

This book was sent to review as part of a bundle of holiday reading for teens/ pre-teens. Big started it, but found it a bit above her head – she is only 11 though. So I read it instead, and found it to be a perfectly enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. The style of […]

The Dancing Bear by Michael Morpurgo #100books

We got this free with our NGKids subscription – it’s a thin paperback, beautifully illustrated with faded black and white drawings. As it’s a quick and easy read, both Big and I have read it, and Smallest likes looking at the pictures. The story is not complex. A tale of a girl and her pet […]

The bad-tempered ladybird by Eric Carle #100books #FridayReadAlouds

This copy of The Bad Tempered Ladybird by Eric Carle was a charity shop bargain, think it came in a bundle for a pound with some other books. I’d have paid a pound for this, especially as it’s the hardback edition. Eric Carle’s illustrations are hugely distinctive – if you’ve read the hungry caterpillar, you’d […]

Hurry up and Wait by Isabel Ashdown #review

One of the many authors, publishers and book PRs I follow on twitter is Isabel Ashdown, and I was lucky enough a week or so ago to win copies of both her debut novel, the award winning Glasshopper, and her forthcoming book, Hurry Up and Wait Synopsis: It’s more than twenty years since Sarah Ribbons […]

Alexander’s Athenian Adventure – review and giveaway

Alongside the history day, I also want to squeeze in a quick review of a book I was sent that fitted in with today’s theme. Alexander’s Athenian Adventure, as you might imagine is set mainly in historic Athens. There’s a wealth of historic information about the society of the time, set it a quick moving […]

Books of the weekend #100books

Another combined review of the picture books we focussed on this weekend. I try to think back to when Big and Small were this kind of age, and I doubt very much I read this number of books to them then. I think Small listened to longer stories that we were reading to Big, I […]

Unhooking the moon #100books

This is book 64, and was sent to us, iirc, by WHSmith in support of our 100book challenge. It’s a preteen novel, and the plot line brought to mind Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt, which is one of my favourite pre teen books. As such, I swiped this one from Big’s tbr pile, and took it […]

Wallace & Gromit: Cracking Contraptions Manual by Haynes – review and giveaway #100books

We’ve been sent some great stuff to review as part of the 100 books challenge, but this has been one of Small’s favourites. So I’m particularly glad to have been sent two copies – meaning I can give one away without having to pry it out of Small’s grasping fingers! We like Haynes stuff here. […]

Safe harbour #100books

Yes, yes, I know it’s not January any more, but sadly we didn’t manage to read/review 100 books then, so we’re just finishing off. I confess I haven’t done much reading for myself this week – a bit burnt out, don’t know how that happened. Have read loads of lovely picture books to the baby, […]

And still they came #100books

Few more reviews that the kids finished off earlier. Big reviewed There’s A Pharaoh In Our Bath! – her third Jeremy Strong of the week I think. And I took a look at the fourth Astral Legacies book, The Elephants’ Call, as sent to us by Top That Publishing. Small read and reviewed The Great […]

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