Explorer Dinosaurs! – review and giveaway

Explorer Dinosaurs! 

I’m carrying on the dinosaur theme today.  We are big fans of the What On Earth? series of books and I was super excited to learn about the launch of the new Explorer Dinosaurs! book aimed at children aged 7-11 years of age.  Perfect for my almost 8 year old son… Continue reading »

The Bedtimeasnaurus

The Bedtimeasnaurus

You can’t beat a story involving dinosaurs in this household and The Bedtimeasnaurus by Mike Bayliss has been keeping us amused lately. Published earlier this week, this 32 page paperback book is full of fun dino themed poetry. I’m taking part in a blog tour to share this lovely book… Continue reading »

The Kids’ Family Tree Book

The Kids' Family Tree Book

I’m always rather amazed that being the history nut that I am, that I never looked at my own family history until my parents were emigrating some 12 years ago.  Once you start looking into the branches of your own family it really does become quite addictive.  I’m aware as… Continue reading »

The Captain’s Girl

The Captain's Girl

Being a big fan of Poldark and all things relating to Cornwall, I knew I was going to enjoy reading The Captain’s Girl by Nicola Pryce.  Published through Corvus Books in July this year, The Captain’s Girl is set in the eighteenth century as we follow the adventures of young… Continue reading »

Dreamworks Dragons Come To Life!

Dreamworks Dragons Come To Life!

If you’ve been reading the blog over the last year you may recall that when my son was in Year Two he was introduced to the How to Train Your Dragon series of books by Cressida Cowell.  So began a love affair with Hiccup and Toothless and we’ve almost finished… Continue reading »

Saying Goodbye – a book review

Saying Goodbye

November has become a weirdly emotional month for me over the last six years.  It’s always been special because my Dad’s birthday is in November but for six years this month has also been tinged with sadness and wondering what might have been.  In a different world I’d be running… Continue reading »