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: 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: 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 →

Review: Wild

For tonight's bedtime story, T picked out a book we had borrowed from a colleague - Wild by Emily Hughes. Wild tells the story of a young girl who has known nothing but life in the forest. From birth, she has been raised by the animals and as such she is, unsurprisingly, wild! One day,... Continue Reading →

Review: Show and Tell

How appropriate, that on the day schools (sort of) shut their doors because of the Coronavirus, T chose to take us into school for his bedtime story - Show and Tell by Rob Biddulph. In this story, we join class 2L for every child's favourite day of school - show and tell. With a prize... Continue Reading →

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