Animal Planet Dinosaurs! – a book review

Animal Planet Dinosaurs!

My 7 year old son has been enjoying the chapter book Animal Planet Dinosaurs! recently and I’m sure if you’ve got a young dinosaur fan, they may well do too.  Now, don’t be too surprised, I’m still the one doing the reading here, but this chapter book is aimed at children… Continue reading »

Learning with the Factivity range from Parragon Books

Learning with the Factivity range from Parragon Books

I’m always on the look out for new ways to educate my son, without him really realising what he’s doing.  Although it would be fair to say that reading books and my son are not a match made in heaven, he definitely likes factual books.  Over the summer we’ve been learning… Continue reading »

Don’t Bug the Insects – review and giveaway

Don't Bug the Insects

We had a wonderful day out at Marwell Zoo recently and got to watch some remarkable Leaf Cutter Ants hard at work.  You all know we love insects here, but it’s normally butterflies and dragonflies that steal the limelight. Watching the ants hard at work reminded both me and my… Continue reading »

What She Left – a book review

What She Left

I’d enjoyed reading After Isabella and have been eagerly awaiting the next novel from Rosie Fiore.  I was not to be disappointed as I started reading What She Left, which was published through Allen and Unwin earlier this month. Can you imagine walking out of your front door one morning… Continue reading »

Bargain books from The Works

Bargain books from The Works

You all know I’m a bookworm and I’m keen to instill a love of books in my 7 year old son too.  I also like to think ahead for later in the year for present ideas for the festive season (don’t shoot me). So covering all bases I’ve been looking… Continue reading »

Natural Attraction – a book review

Natural Attraction

I always like books that offer something a little different, and Natural Attraction by Iris Gottlieb does just that.  It’s a beautifully illustrated hardback book offering biological facts about all manner of beasts, big and small. Published through Sasquatch Books this month, Natural Attraction showcases a range of animals.  Some that get… Continue reading »