I’ve found it difficult to put into words how beautiful this book is and I’ve found it EXTREMELY difficult not to gush over a world of genius within this novel for fear of such achingly sweet spoilers. In fact I’ve agonised over how to review this book giving it justice whilst not revealing the twists … Continue reading The House of One Hundred Clocks- AM Howell
I am so grateful that this book landed on my doormat because this book, my goodness, this book has something incredible within its pages, something that stirs the soul and reaches in for the magic buried deep inside us. If you love the way that Sophie Anderson threads oral storytelling and folk tale tradition into … Continue reading Moonchild: Voyage of the Lost and Found by Aisha Bushby
I am delighted to be taking part in the Blog Tour for My Monster and Me by Nadiya Hussain and Ella Bailey as, for me, self-care books are a very important part of any children’s book collection in order to give children resilience and the coping mechanisms to cope with the pressures and emotional stressors … Continue reading Blog Tour: My Monster and Me Nadiya Hussain and Ella Bailey
This is the heart rending tale of a young girl Iris and her grandmother and mental health across the fading of the year in Brighton. A heartbreaking yet loving study in dementia and it’s vagaries and capricious elements whilst also exploring sadness and resentment in young Iris too regarding the changes in her family this … Continue reading Talking to the Moon- SE Durrant.
Lara Williamson has a gift for exploring children’s mental health particularly in the context of family breakdown and especially the feelings children have around missing dads. I loved The Girl with Space in her Heart last year and this collaboration with Colour Fiction range is just beautiful, especially brought to life through the exquisite illustrations … Continue reading Midge and Mo- Lara Williamson & Becky Cameron
#SixforSunday is hosted by Steph at A Little But A Lot. Every week there is a bookish-themed prompt to inspire 6 choices. This month focuses on Share the Love and this week the prompt is reasons I Love blogging. The original post for this week was much longer, deeper and personal than what is actually … Continue reading Six for Sunday: Reasons I love Blogging
With consent being introduced into the NC from 2020 this is the perfect time to pick up Respect: Consent, Boundaries and Being in Charge of You by Rachel Brian for children, educators, parents and caregivers which develops on the ideas set out in Blue Seat Studios’ Consent for Kids video after their Tea Consent (links … Continue reading Respect: Consent, Boundaries and Being in Charge of You- Rachel Brian