We have dogs. I also love cats but I'm in the minority of my family there so it's dogs. These are two recently published books that the girls and I love about owning a dog !!! This is a Dog- Ross Collins (Nosy Crow) We love a Ross Collins book but I was actually howling … Continue reading New Picture Books if you love dogs.
Oh this is so much fun!! It’s like The Goonies meets Indiana Jones meets Tomb-raider with a game like narrative levelling up and boss levels at different points to reflect the inspiration which is an actual game Knights & Bikes by Foam Sword Games. Totally recommend this and I’m only sad upon finishing that was … Continue reading Knights and Bikes- Gabrielle Kent
You know that scene in Home Alone when Kevin reacts to Harry burning his hand on the door knob and goes flying into the snow? The actual noises I made reading this book. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not as bad about the Little Mermaid as I am about Cinderella. Disney’s The Little Mermaid is … Continue reading The Little Mermaid – Geraldine McCaughrean & Laura Barrett
This is such a cute little series with a lot more punch than the Unicorn Magic/Rainbow Fairies that parents may inevitably compare them to. Littlefae was really excited to see a series about unicorns and I was so pleased to see diversity and depth to the stories. I heartily recommend this gorgeous series for pony … Continue reading Unicorn Academy – Julie Sykes illustrated by Lucy Truman
WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Taking on a World Of Words that simply asks three questions. What are you currently reading? Evernight by Ross MacKenzie😱 a lot of my favourite tropes are in this book, secret guilds, a waiting evil, secret heir and hidden powers... oh and a lyrical cinematic style... very much … Continue reading Pause for WWW Wednesday
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blogging initiative hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl with new themes each week. This weeks theme is Favourite Tropes (submitted by Andrea @ Books for Muse) Tropes get a bad name, and yes some are awful and I’ve had my moans about them (Cinderella, twuuu wuv after two … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: can’t get enough of these Tropes
There’s been a lot of ‘inspirational people’ books in recent years, for rebel girls, girls in STEM, boys who dare to be different and more but I do think there is still room for such stories especially with the inclusive style that Sirdeshpande and Tempest has taken here. Taking a worldwide approach and within different … Continue reading How to be Extraordinary- Rashmi Sirdeshpande & Annabel Tempest