Top Ten Tuesday: Signs you’re a Book Lover

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blogging initiative hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl with new themes each week. This weeks theme is Ten Signs You’re a Book Lover Ok this one is quite simple so I've gone with a list: Never enough books!  You Can’t/Struggle to pass a bookshop without going inside VERY … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Signs you’re a Book Lover

Once upon a dragon’s fire- Beatrice Blue

Once Upon a dragons fire

We were delighted when we won a copy of Once Upon A Dragon’s Fire from Toppsta. This book is a lovely mythopoeic tale that takes the idea of explaining how dragons got their fire. But it also has hidden depths, undulating below the sweet story of two brave small children is challenging gossip and not … Continue reading Once upon a dragon’s fire- Beatrice Blue

Blog Tour: Guest Post by Lou Abercombie author of Fig Swims the World

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I am delighted to be kicking off the blog tour for Fig Swims the World by Lou Abercrombie which is a tale about a 15 year old girl who sets herself a New Year challenge of swimming around the world when she is desperate to impress her high-achieving mother. The problem is Fig can't swim … Continue reading Blog Tour: Guest Post by Lou Abercombie author of Fig Swims the World

In the time of Shut Schools, What I’ve learned as an ex teacher from 3 years home educating.

I know, it’s scary, it’s frustrating. But we can get through it. Schools have shutdown across the world and millions of parents are suddenly becoming their child’s teacher never expecting to find themselves in this situation and many are feeling worried, out of their depth and frustrated that it’s not going as well as expected. … Continue reading In the time of Shut Schools, What I’ve learned as an ex teacher from 3 years home educating.

Betty Binoculars- Susie Laverty & Emily Hamilton

Betty Binoculars

Betty Binoculars is the debut from Dudley Doodle Books a new Devon-based Independent press with aims to create fun, quirky and gorgeous children's books and build a support network of illustrators, graphic designers, editors, book designers and small printers. The binoculars are a fun way to look through and see differently. It’s a really fun … Continue reading Betty Binoculars- Susie Laverty & Emily Hamilton

Clever Cakes by Michael Rosen illustrated by Ashley King

clever cakes Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen has revisited some ideas from his 90s collection to suit the Little Gems collection with dyslexia friendly publisher Barrington Stoke to create two cheeky short fractured fairy tales celebrating how diminutive girls can use their wits to outsmart hungry bears and grumpy kings. With fabulous illustrations from Ashley King (Littlefae recognised his work … Continue reading Clever Cakes by Michael Rosen illustrated by Ashley King