Review: The Button Book

Tonight's bedtime story is one that caught our eye because it was covered in Bethan Woollvin's unique illustrations - The Button Book by Sally Nicholls and Bethan Woollvin. The book, rather than a story, is an exploration of different coloured buttons and what happens when you press them. There are loud and rude noises, singing... Continue Reading →

Review: My Monster and Me

For tonight's bedtime story, T and I are the first stop on the #blogtour for a new picture book written by a previous Bake Off Winner! My Monster and Me by Nadiya Hussain and Ella Bailey. The story is narrated by a young boy who opens things up by introducing readers to his Monster (big)... Continue Reading →

Review: Sylvia and Bird

For tonight's bedtime story, T picked out a gorgeous book I had been looking forward to him choosing for ages - Sylvia and Bird by Catherine Rayner. Sylvia is a dragon. And whilst that might sound awesome in theory, she has never met another dragon and feels terribly lonely as a result. One day, she... Continue Reading →

Review: Teeny-Weeny Queenie

For tonight's bedtime story, T picked out another sibling story - Teeny-Weeny Queenie by Claire Freedman and Ali Pye. Queenie is a young girl with BIG ambitions - one day she plans to be Queen (much to the amusement of her parents and little sister Ella). She does her best at working towards this goal,... Continue Reading →

Review: The Witch and the Dog

For tonight's bedtime story, T picked out a book that promised a lesson in manners (!) - The Witch and the Dog by Sue McMillan and Owen Davey. Daphne is an enchanting witch with excellent manners. Such is her reputation, one day an ill-bred dog is abandoned on her doorstep with a note hoping she... Continue Reading →

Review: Copy Cat

One of T's favourite games is to play "copying cats" so when he saw tonight's options it was an instant grab for Copy Cat by Ali Pye. Copy Cat stars two cats: Anna, who is copied, and Bella, who loves Anna so much she copies everything Anna does. Anna doesn't seem to mind until she... Continue Reading →

Review: The Librarian of Basra

For tonight's bedtime story, T went for a bit of narrative non-fiction - The Librarian of Basra by Jeanette Winter. This book tells the incredible true story of a lady called Alia Muhammad Baker. Alia worked as the chief librarian at Basra's Central Library when war broke out in her country. Alia was determined to... Continue Reading →

Review: The VERY Messy Mermaid

For tonight's bedtime story, T picked out a book from one of our absolute favourite authors - The VERY Messy Mermaid by Tracey Corderoy and Kate Leake. Twinkletail is a mermaid princess who lives in the ocean's tidiest castle. Her parents are neat freaks and have strict rules to ensure everything stays neat. This even... Continue Reading →

Review: The Star Tree

For tonight's bedtime story, T picked out a book that his Nanny Shirley gave him last Christmas - The Star Tree by Catherine Hyde. We meet Mia at midnight on Midsummer. The night light in her room has gone out, with this light source replaced by a silvery moon. It is in this moonlight that... Continue Reading →

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