Tiger Days and the Secret Cat – Book Review

We have read some of Sarah Lean’s books before and we love her writing. The children are very fond of animals and reading about them makes the books more interesting. This time we were sent Tiger Days and the Secret Cat and this went down really well too. The Story – When Tiger Days visits […]

Creaturepedia by Adrienne Barman – A Review

We love reading here in our home. And though fairy tales and fiction are read quite a bit, we also love non fiction and factual books. We were sent Creaturepedia by Adrienne Barman for review and the children and I have been enjoying turning it’s pages together. Survival of the fittest – that’s the law […]

Adventures of the Steampunk Pirates: Attack of the Giant Spiders – Book Review

I am trying to get Ethan to read more chapter books and this was just what he needed – The Adventures of the Steampunk Pirates – Attack of the Giant Spiders. We loved the illustrations and even Aeryn (3) enjoyed the book being read to her.  The Story The Steampunk Pirates jump at the chance to earn a handsome reward in return for doing some snooping. But when they find themselves sandwiched between the Dread Captain Inky beard and a spider on the attack, it’s time to beat  retreat. Can they escape without a scrape or have the robotic rebels ticked their last? Comical  characters, daft puns, fast dialogue and even faster action make these collectable books irresistible. From Blue Peter awardwinner Gareth P. Jones and complete with theme tune, this hilarious new series has been met with high praise! The Author Gareth P. Jones is the author of many books for  children, including the Ninja Meerkats series, and The Considine Curse, for which he won the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2012 award. He also works as a producer of TV documentaries.Gareth has […]

The Butterfly Club by Jacqueline Wilson – Book Review

Jadyn is a huge Jacqueline Wilson fans and has read most of her books. She loves reading and I like encouraging this as I believe that reading is a fantastic pastime/hobby/interest. While I do have a Kindle and reader apps on my phone and devices, I always encourage the children to read books. I think […]

Little Snappers Series – Children’s Books Review

We love to read at our home and we read a lot. Unfortunately, I have not been putting up as many book reviews as I would like to but I am hoping to change all that this year.   We were sent these lovely Little Snappers series by Caterpillar Books from Little Tiger Press and […]

Reviewing one of my favourite poems – The Owl and the Pussycat

I have always liked poetry. I write quite a few poems myself and I am most happy to see that my daughter at 10, is already showing signs of writing some pretty good verse. 🙂 One poem that has always amused me and that I like is The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear. […]