Scholastic Book Club Giveaway: Books for tweens
Mar07

Scholastic Book Club Giveaway: Books for tweens

Regular readers will know that I LOVE reading. I post a book review on my blog pretty much every week because that’s how fast I read. But I don’t just love books myself, I love good quality children’s books too – books that entertain and inform. They can be funny or moving or make you think. As long as they’re anything but boring or formulaic. I love nothing more than to share my love of books for teens...

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Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Apr07

Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan

As part of my job, I read a lot of children’s books. And every now and then I stumble across one that is really special. Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan is one of those books. Julia Marks is very small for her age. But don’t ever call her ‘short’. She prefers ‘not tall’. Still grieving over the death of her beloved dog, Ramon, Julia’s plans for the long summer holidays include not worrying about...

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The best kids’ books from todders to tweens
Aug25

The best kids’ books from todders to tweens

I love reading. I love reading myself, I love reading to my kids and they (and their friends!) love listening to me read. I’m pleased to say it’s rubbed off and my boys are often to be found buried in a book. But what to read to kids? These are my experiences and recommendations. My introduction to children’s books wasn’t great and I felt distinctly downhearted. Once we’d got past the board books with a...

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