Smelt a Story

#notsponsored #notgifted #justlove #loveastoryicanwear I am not hugely sentimental and have excellent librarian culling skills. I repurpose or rehome items all the time and don't hang onto school yearbooks, childhood 'treasures', old band t-shirts (sorry about...

Mother’s Day Gifts

All families are different: some have a mum and some don’t; some have two mums; some have a mum who no longer lives with them; and some have several generations of mums living under the...

Literary Easter Gifts!

So it's seems like only yesterday we were eating chocolate Santa's, but apparently it's now time so start eating chocolate bunnies and eggs. At Easter, ChickPea and PudStar receive an egg (of the chocolate variety!), some...

International Book Giving Day 2016

Have you and your family, friends or work colleagues ever participated in International Book Giving Day on February 14th? It's such a lovely idea (no better gift than a book!) and we have participated...

Top Ten Early Childhood Books of 2015

...according to me anyway! Oh me, oh my how I wish I was a clever as the authors and illustrators of the books below! How cleverly they manage to capture the attention of children and...

Top Ten Beginning Reader Books of 2015

...according to me anyway! Ahhhhh the beginning reader! I consider it a joy and a privilege as a teacher librarian to see so many children start start their independent reading journey. When letters turn into...

Top Ten Middle Grade Books of 2015

...according to me anyway! I love this reading age so much - I love watching young readers move from books with a simple linear story line, to plots which are complex and which open up eyes...

Top Ten YA Books of 2015

...according to me anyway! These lists are my way of making myself really reflect on what I've read this year in the world of children's and YA literature. It's incredibly hard to narrow down my lists to just ten,...

Favourite Reads of 2015: Trish

I've asked some of my fav people and keen readers to share their favourite books of 2015. Like my fav people, these books are a jumble of ages, genres and lengths...I like my friends...

Literary Themed Clothes

#notsponsored #justlove Okay it's no secret that I am a complete and utter sucker for ANYTHING that is literary themed fashion. I adore anything and everything that combines fabric and literature. Add in ENDPAPERS that...