Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus

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Jay-Jay The Supersonic Bus Cover

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

Dyed Souls by Gary Santorella

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Dyed Souls Cover

Described by John Lloyd of The Bookbag as “Catcher in the Cuckoo’s Nest,” Dyed Souls is a gritty coming-of-age literary novel, set in a residential treatment center in 1980’s California. Charlie Lyle loves science, natural history, and the world of the mind, and it is his refuge and salvation as he copes with his drug-addicted mother and a world of … Read More

Did I Mention…?

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Did I Mention Lottery Cover

  I love bringing book reviews to my blog. Not only do I feel honoured to have the work of an artist in my hands who is looking for me to share my opinion with you, but I love an excuse to tuck up with a great story and just read. ‘Did I Mention I Won The Lottery?’ by Julie … Read More

Black Matter – A Review

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Black Matter Front Cover eBook

I have the pleasure of bringing a new book review to my blog today – Black Matter by GD Parker. “The future is now… it’s terrifying!!! Humanity locks jaws with the ever-increasing human desires towards highly advanced technological innovations making the world a dangerous place. Unanticipated horrific consequences unfold for Tommy McGregor when he partakes in a new high-tech innovation … Read More

Without A Hitch – Book Tour

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Without A Hitch cover

  I love reading, and I love to discover new authors. So what better way to do that than to join in with this online book tour, and introduce you to Bettina Hunt who is promoting her second book, Without A Hitch… Hi, can you tell me a little more about yourself? Hello, thanks for having me on your blog. I … 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