A Spooky Tale by Sue Wickstead

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“When the teacher decided to take the class out on a walk the children did not want to go … But… What could possibly go wrong? Why did the class not feel well? Read the book to find out.” What did we think? I’m delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for A Spooky Tale! My boys loved Sue’s … Read More

Jay-Jay and the Carnival: A Review

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  “Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus is a brightly coloured playbus full of toys. He’s always ready for adventure, and after an eventful summer the bus is ready for his journey to the carnival. The children are also excited – but what will happen on the way?”     I’m delighted to be taking part in Sue Wickstead’s book tour for … Read More

Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus

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Last year we reviewed The Christmas Play Rehearsal by Sue Wickstead and this year we are delighted to have been asked to take a look at Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus. If you are regular readers of my blog you will know that I love books and that my boys do too. Grabbing a book and reading it together is one … Read More

Books For Children: 6 – 7 years

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Fiction books for 6-7 year olds

Our favourite books for children, aged 6 – 7 years, as part of our books for children list. The Twits by Roald Dahl We absolutely love Roald Dahl, they are all books that I would happily read as an adult without a young audience around, so I was delighted when our eldest showed a keen interest in the stories too. … Read More

Books For Children: 5 – 6 years

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Fiction books for 5-6 year olds

Our favourite books for children, aged 5 – 6 years, as part of our books for children list. The Story of the Little Mole Who Knew it Was None of His Business by Werner Holzwarth Just when it seems we had got past a silly stage, this book came along and gave us an extra dollop (pun absolutely intended!). I … Read More

Books For Children: 4 – 5 years

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Fiction books for 4-5 year olds

Our favourite books for children, aged 4 – 5 years, as part of our books for children list. Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss I have not found a child or adult who doesn’t like one tale or another by Dr. Seuss, and this is one of our favourites. Simple rhyme, a great idea (easy for us to adapt … Read More

Books For Children: 3 – 4 years

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Fiction books for 3-4 year olds

Our favourite books for children, aged 3 – 4 years, as part of our books for children list. Angelica Sprocket’s Pockets by Quentin Blake I have yet to find someone who isn’t entertained by Quentin Blake’s illustrations, and this story is one of our all time favourites. Even though our older boys know it almost word for word, they take … Read More

Books For Children: 2 – 3 years

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Fiction books for 2-3 year olds

Our favourite books for children, aged 2 – 3 years, as part of our books for children list. The Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr A truly timeless children’s book, both written and illustrated by the wonderful Judith Kerr, based upon a story that she told to her daughter, Tacy, when she was 2. I remember this story … Read More

Books For Children: 1 – 2 years

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Fiction books for 1-2 year olds

Our favourite books for children, aged 1 – 2 years, as part of our books for children list. Barry the Fish with Fingers by Sue Hendra This provoked squeals of laughter and “again, again, again!” from our eldest when we first read it to him, he just loved it and the idea of fish having fingers. My worry that it … Read More

Books For Children: 0 – 1 years

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Fiction books for 0-1 year olds

Our favourite books for children, aged 0 – 1 years, as part of our books for children list. Penguins, Penguins, Penguins by Bob Barner A brightly illustrated book, this captured the attention of our eldest when he was just a couple of months old and has been a firm favourite with both of his younger brothers. We have even been … Read More