How to find a scheme that matches your child's reading age, but makes reading fun all at the same time! I am delighted to have been chosen to introduce some of the great new reading materials from Oxford University Press. Most parents with school aged children will already be familiar with the characters of Biff,… Continue reading ‘READ WITH OXFORD’ AND MAKE READING FUN!
'Maybe the impossible darkness that's destroying my home is dark matter or it could be dark energy, but what does it matter if I discover what it is, if there's nobody left in the universe to tell?' Every once in a while you read a book that you really wish you had written yourself, (or… Continue reading WEEKLY ‘WHAT’S ON THE SHELF?’ BOOK REVIEW OF THE INFINITE LIVES OF MAISIE DAY BY CHRISTOPHER EDGE
'But where's the caterpillar gone?' I asked. Did you know that this week is national insect week? I know that insects are not for everyone (although they are much loved in our house!), but the true-life story of transformation from caterpillar to butterfly never fails to fascinate. 'Caterpillar Butterfly' is part of the Walker Books… Continue reading WEEKLY ‘WHAT’S ON THE SHELF?’ A BOOK REVIEW OF CATERPILLAR BUTTERFLY by Vivian French and illustrated by Charlotte Voake
'Q q for Quetzal' We all know that a toddler alphabet book is a bookshelf staple. This little gem by author and illustrator Katherine Bartlett really breaks the mould! The bright, geometric pictures take centre stage and gives the book a unique and modern feel. Amongst the contemporary illustrations, there is a lovely juxtaposition of… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: ‘Shaped! A Geometric Animal Alphabet Book’ by Katherine Bartlett
'Mrs Sprat rolls up her sleeves. Her hands reach out. She pulls, not carrots but Hodge's bottom.' This book has been hanging around on our shelves since Easter, but I just had to write about it, as it's still being read by my two Bitsy Bookworms over and over again. I have to admit… Continue reading WEEKLY ‘WHAT’S ON THE SHELF?’ A BOOK REVIEW OF GRAB THAT RABBIT by Polly Faber & Briony May Smith
Follow my blog with Bloglovin At the moment by daughter's most favourite author in the whole wide world is Cressida Cowell largely because of the 'How to Train Your Dragon' series. She just simply cannot get enough. We have just finished book 4 'How to cheat a dragon's curse' and she is currently saving her … Continue reading ‘Dragon Discovery’, Essex Wildlife Trust and Hanningfield Reservoir.