Maya’s Notebook by Isabelle Allende I call them the ‘there but for the grace of God’ books, and I loved them as a teenager. I loved a voyeur’s view into the world of drug and alcohol addition, a little
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak Apparently every child likes to be wild sometimes, even the best behaved of them! As it was reviewer Sam’s birthday this weekend I asked him to choose a favourite book for me
The Shop at Hooper’s Bend by Emily Rodda Don’t you just love the cover of this book? Doesn’t it make you want to open the door of The Shop at Hooper’s Bend and walk on in? And it’s a book
York – The Shadow Cipher #1 by Laura Ruby A steampunk world grown up to present day, a cipher to be solved and three children to solve it! The cover of York is a beautiful piece of artwork, and I
Escape with The Demi-Gods – Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan and Reawakened by Colleen Houck When I was a child I used to love reading stories of the Greek, Egyptian and Roman Gods, nowadays children love
First Books for Babies There is a lot of information about how important it is to read to babies from an early age to help with language development, in fact I I have written about it in previous blogs. I
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas I cannot tell you how many timesI have picked up The Throne of Glass, read the back of the book and then put the book back because the cover really put me off.
The Extraordinary Cases of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle I love reading crime novels. I love watching Sherlock Holmes movies and TV series. But I had never read even one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories.
“They” say it is good to create a reading environment? In so many articles I read about encouraging your children to read parents are advised to ‘create a good reading environment.” All the articles agree that it is important to
Summoner Book Three The Battlemage by Taren Matharu In this weeks review reviewer Sam looks at the final book in one of his favourite series – The Summoner Series by Taren Matharu. In books one and two Fletcher leant he was