One of my main objectives for starting Bitsy Bookworms was to simply read more. Since having children, I'd not lost my passion for reading completely but it had been subdued somewhat, partly because the little sleep thieves were robbing my time, my energy and my concentration and also because, for some reason I just found… Continue reading ‘ME TIME’ READS – A Reading round-up of what I read in January 2019.
Five students go to detention. Only four leave alive. It's Fri-YA-y! (see what I did there?!) This book does fall into the YA genre and I am most definately not a Young Adult but I still hugely enjoyed this book and if you are looking for a real page-turner then look no further! The tag line… Continue reading It’s Fri-YA-y! A BOOK REVIEW OF ONE OF US IS LYING BY KAREN M. MCMANUS
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