Paws Off My Book

Paws Off My Book by Fabi Santiago is a joyous celebration of reading and finding your own way. With lots going on and gorgeous illustrations with bright fluorescent colours, this is a fab book for sharing and discussing. Olaf the giraffe is excited when he finds a book. He settles down to read it but is... Continue Reading →

The Beginning Woods

Oh this book! This book, this book. I almost want to leave the review there. Because how to tell you about this book? The Beginning Woods by Malcolm McNeill (Pushkin Children's Books) The Vanishings started without warning. People disappearing into thin air - just piles of clothes left behind. Each day, thousands gone without a trace. Max... Continue Reading →

Beyond the Laughing Sky

A beautiful, beautiful book that lifts you out of your reality and reminds you of the wonder in the everyday and that nothing is impossible. 'Ten year old Nashville doesn't feel like he belongs with his family, in his town, or even in this world. He was hatched from an egg his father found on... Continue Reading →

Eat this, Gove!

At the very start of the Easter holidays I wrote one of my ranty blog posts about how Gove had stolen our local primary school's books. We had found ourselves in Special Measures with more children, more need, and less money. The parents came together and fought for the school and we are still fighting.... Continue Reading →

It’s that time of year again!

Happy advent everyone. May it be a month filled with fun, happiness, excitement, a child's wonder, magic, togetherness, friendship, mince pies, mulled wine, not being able to find the end of the sellotape, and books! Some of these are old, some are new, some are borrowed - and yes, actually, some of them *are* blue!... Continue Reading →

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