Reading Suitcase

T was very excited to leave school last Friday with his class reading suitcase! Inside, we found 4 awesome books and some nice reading activity ideas and we have really enjoyed getting stuck in over the last few days! Friday was Tom Percival's awesome book The Invisible which T and L enjoyed with mummy! Over... Continue Reading →

Review: Jack Russell – Dog Detective Dognapped

Books with animals on the cover always have appeal, and it was this clever tactic that led us to Jack Russell: Dog Detective Dognapped! by Darrel and Sally Odgers. Jack is a willy dog who moves to a new home in Doggeroo and quickly finds himself at the centre of a doggy mystery. Strange smells... Continue Reading →

Review: The Last Garden

Tonight we had a picture book to read as it was our turn on the #blogtour for The Last Garden by Rachel Ip and Anneli Barry. The Last Garden stands in the midst of a grey, sad city blighted by spectre of war. In a place where so much has been destroyed by war and... Continue Reading →

Review: Pugs of the Frozen North

For the last week or so we have read and LOVED Pugs of the Frozen North by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre. The story begins with the sudden onset of a very deep winter which sees a ship lost and a young boy called Shen abandoned with 66 pugs for company. But Shen is nothing... Continue Reading →

Review: Finney’s Story

Tonight was our stop on the #blogtour for a book born from an awesome competition - Finney's Story by Alana Washington and Charlotte Caswell. Finney is a fox who confidently declares first that he has written a book for foxes before a rethink gives him a book for everyone. The trouble is, when his cat... Continue Reading →

Review: Milton the Mighty

With the option to choose any book at all, T decided on Milton the Mighty by Emma Read and Alex G. Griffiths - a decision he didn't regret! Milton is a small, adventurous spider living a happy life until one day when he catches a glimpse of a news article online and learns that he... Continue Reading →

Review: The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Having introduced T to the world of Harry Potter with a watch of the first movie over Christmas, I was pleased to see him pick out our first read within the wizarding world - The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling and Chris Riddell. The edition we read was a gorgeous, colourful hardback... Continue Reading →

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