Stripes Early Reader Books for Animal Lovers

The Girls and I have recently had the pleasure of exploring some books from Stripes with a nature or animal caring theme which are ideal for the 5-7 age group or for those making the steps away from the reading tree into independent reading but still need illustrations and to build their stamina. They are … Continue reading Stripes Early Reader Books for Animal Lovers

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Monster In The Lake-Louie Stowell illustrated by Davide Ortu

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For me The Dragon in the Library is one of the cleverest and different concepts to appear in that little space between highly illustrated early readers and MG from its magical system, to the illustrative stylings of Davide Ortu and then there’s the wonderful character of Kit who challenges tropes about femininity and protagonists. The … Continue reading Monster In The Lake-Louie Stowell illustrated by Davide Ortu

Top Ten Tuesday: Brand New Wintery & Festive books for Younger Readers

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book blogging initiative hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl with new themes each week. This weeks theme is a freebie! So I've gone with a list of Early Chapter books that have come out since Autumn ( ok one came out in summer but it's DEFINITELY Christmassy) that are … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Brand New Wintery & Festive books for Younger Readers

Magical Kingdom of Birds- The Snow Goose by Anne Booth illustrated by Rosie Butcher

Christmas is coming and we are returning to a wintery take in The Magical Kingdom of Birds that I honestly think is the best so far, the plot is thrilling and the kindness and growth throughout us beautiful. Children really resonate with Maya and no doubt warm to her advice to a little Snow Goose … Continue reading Magical Kingdom of Birds- The Snow Goose by Anne Booth illustrated by Rosie Butcher

Max the Detective Cat: The Catnap Caper by Sarah Todd Taylor illustrated by Nicola Kinnear

We love Max the Detective Cat, the gentle peril yet thrill of mystery is perfect for children bridging the gap between the early readers towards middle grade and great for building mystery fans. This is the delightful Max’s third adventure and Littlefae enjoys the mystery side of things and I have been enjoying reading this … Continue reading Max the Detective Cat: The Catnap Caper by Sarah Todd Taylor illustrated by Nicola Kinnear