Top Posts of the Past Month

I find it infinitely fascinating which blog posts you lovely people, my blog readers, connect with. I really have very little understanding or interest in Google Analytics as my blog is more my place...

Top Ten Posts of the Past Year

Because I accidentally fell into blogging (when Tom set this blog up for me, to put all my reviews in once place) I've never really understood, or cared for, Google Analytics. In fact, in...

Favourite Reads of 2015: Anita

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...

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: Kristen

I've known Kristen for the longest time and have had the pleasure of working with her at two schools now. I have a sneaking suspicioun that she thinks I am utterly mad and OTT,...

Favourite Reads of 2015: Clare

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...

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...

Favourite Reads of 2015: Ang

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...

Books about Love, Love, Love

Books about Love, Love, Love Whilst I'm not really a fan of Valentines Day and all that jazz, I do love books about love.   There is nothing better than settling into bed with a...

Raising a Reader

Raising a Reader A LOVE of reading, that most important factor in becoming a lifelong reader, begins at home with powerful children’s books and a house full of words. Award winning author and vocal read-aloud...

Dog Books…and Gifts for Dog Lovers

Dog Books...and Gifts for Dog Lovers We are a dog family. It seems to me that you are usually either a dog or a cat or a fish family. Well we're a dog family. We...

Top 10 Tips for Introducing the Classics

Top 10 Tips for Introducing the Classics 'Classics' are books that have stood the test of time and still remain relevant and popular. Many parents love reading the classics with or to their children and...
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Ten of the Best Children’s Classics

Ten of the Best Children's Classics Classics are books that have stood the test of time and still remain relevant and popular. Many parents love reading the classics with or to their children and remembering...

Top Ten Counting Books for Children

Top Ten Counting Books for Children I love gifting counting or alphabet books to newborn babies (for more newborn baby gifts see here) as learning numbers and letters really is the basis for early literacy...

Mother’s Day Books and Gift Ideas

Mother's Day Books and Gift Ideas 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...

Top Ten Dog Books

  Top Ten Dog Books Apologies for the excessive amount of Staffordshire terrier pictures in this post.  RIP gorgeous boys. As any of my long-time readers will know, we lost our much adored Rex in March 2014...

Top Ten Favourite Books at Six Years Old

Top Ten Favourite Books at Six Years Old Now We Are Six When I was one, I had just begun. When I was two, I was nearly new. When I was three, I was hardly me. When I was four, I was not...