Rabbit & Bear by Julian Gough and Jim Field is a scrumptious book. I love the tactile hardback format and the gorgeous use of the icy turquoise colour throughout. 'Bear wakes up early from hibernation and decides if she can't sleep then at least she can make a snowman. She soon meets Rabbit, who... Continue Reading →
National Non Fiction November – Usborne spotlight
Usborne, Usborne... How I do love you! Usborne publish awesome non fiction. Finding out books, activity books, spotter's guides, they do the lot...and they do them well! Their design is always spot on and they are immensely interactive, entertaining and kid friendly. Best of all, Usborne are very good at keeping their finding out books... Continue Reading →
Teaching your child to read – book bands, reading schemes and early readers.
The world of reading schemes, book bands, early readers and early chapter books can be a bit of a minefield and seems to have its own language. It can be particularly tricky if your child hasn't started school yet and you are working it all out on your own. I thought it might be useful... Continue Reading →
Reluctant readers and early chapter books
There are some children who don't like to read. It's not that they can't, they just don't *want* to. Sometimes there may be underlying issues around ability, confidence, or peer pressure, but sometimes they just don't fancy it. They think books are boring, or for other kids, or for school. These children often get lumped... Continue Reading →