Swashbuckle Lil and the Secret Pirate

Swashbuckle Lil and the Secret Pirate

We’re big fans of Elli Woollard here, and as Monkey starts to transition from picture books to chapter books, we’ve been enjoying Swashbuckle Lil and the Secret Pirate. Published through Macmillan Children’s Books on 19th May, the book is aimed at children aged 5 years and over, and its been a… Continue reading »

Dr Hedgehog – 3 book collection – a review

Dr Hedgehog

We recently received a lovely delivery from Sweet Cherry Publishing for Monkey, containing lots of books! We received 2 different boxed sets and today I’m going to share with you the Dr Hedgehog 3 book collection which are written by Jerry Mushin and illustrated by Joyson Loitongbam. The 3 books… Continue reading »

The Little Stork and My Given Name

The Little Stork and My Given Name

I’m a sucker for a personalised story book and I’ve got a lovely one to share with you today – The Little Stork and My Given Name is written by Kevin Tyler and illustrated throughout by Pushan Chakravarty.  This particular booked is aimed at children between the ages of 3-8 years,… Continue reading »

Daniel O’Dowd was ever so loud

Daniel O'Dowd was ever so loud

Having read a book by Julie Fulton before I thought we’d be on to a winner with her latest publication – Daniel O’Dowd was ever so loud. Daniel O’Dowd was ever so loud is the latest release in the ‘ever so’ series of pictures books written by Fulton and illustrated… Continue reading »

Aveeno The Dry-ventures of Ellie and Eddie #AveenoUK

Aveeno The Dry-ventures of Ellie and Eddie

Back in the summer I met up with the Aveeno team at BritMums Live and they mentioned that they’d be launching their first children’s book later in the year.  Well, the warm sunny days are definitely behind us now, but we had a lovely delivery lately which cheered us up…. Continue reading »

The Headmaster’s Wife – a book review

The Headmaster's Wife

When I was recovering from the flu recently I took some time out and stayed in bed reading a new book.  The Headmaster’s Wife is written by Thomas Christopher Greene and was published through Corvus in May this year. The Headmaster’s Wife tells a story from two perspectives – firstly… Continue reading »

Great British Cooking – a book review

Great British Cooking

We are really pleased to now be Parragon Book Buddy and I’m looking forward to bringing you lots of exciting titles over the coming months.  This month I received a new cook book – Great British Cooking. Great British Cooking is part of the Love Food series of books from… Continue reading »

Nanny Fox and the Three Little Pigs

Nanny Fox and the Three Little Pigs

You may remember that we reviewed a lovely picture book last July (doesn’t seem possible!) about Nanny Fox. Well today we are back to tell you about the second book in the series; Nanny Fox and the Three Little Pigs.  The latest book was published through Orion Books in September… Continue reading »

Gus & Me – a book review

Gus & Me

We’ve recently received a lovely book to read from Orion Books called Gus & Me.  It’s written by someone rather famous for another talent – playing the guitar with a band you may have heard of – The Rolling Stones. Gus & Me is written by Keith Richards and includes… Continue reading »

Leafy Lee and other bedtime stories

Leafy Lee and other bedtime stories

As you all know we love picture books here, but as Monkey will be 5 very soon I want to start introducing more story books.  He’s still coming round to the idea of more words and less pictures, but Leafy Lee and other bedtime stories has been a great success…. Continue reading »