Jacqueline Wilson for older readers: The Illustrated Mum and Dustbin Baby
Oct26

Jacqueline Wilson for older readers: The Illustrated Mum and Dustbin Baby

My daughter and I have loved Jacqueline Wilson books since she was tiny. She is 12 and a half now and I felt that she might be getting a bit old for them, but we have recently discovered a few Jacqueline Wilson books for older readers. We loved Lola Rose recently and have just read The Illustrated Mum and Dustbin Baby. Both books are suitable for older tweens and young teenagers. The Illustrated Mum The Illustrated Mum has a lot in...

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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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Brilliant books for teenagers – One and The Best Medicine
Aug25

Brilliant books for teenagers – One and The Best Medicine

I read a lot of kids’ books for work. Some are good, some are pretty dreadful and some are, in my opinion, very special. One by Sarah Crossan and The Best Medicine by Christine Hamill are two books for teenagers that fall into the ‘very special’ category. One by Sarah Crossan One is a beautiful book that left me in absolute bits. It tells the story of Grace and Tippi, 16-year-old conjoined twins. Narrated by Grace,...

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My Sister Jodie by Jacqueline Wilson
Jun30

My Sister Jodie by Jacqueline Wilson

Reading with my daughter is one of my greatest pleasures. And regular readers will know that we like nothing better than a Jacqueline Wilson. She bought My Sister Jodie a couple of months back, and the lady in the shop warned us it was a sad one. But, as readers of Jacqueline Wilson know, they nearly always are sad ones! The blurb certainly sounded interesting. Two sisters Pearl, who tells the story, and Jodie, her elder sister move...

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Reading with my daughter
May15

Reading with my daughter

One of my absolute favourite things is the time I spend reading with my daughter. Because I love books and I love my daughter. If you ask her, she will tell you she ‘doesn’t like’ books or reading, but she’s very happy to share a story with me every night and always enjoys talking to me about her books. Every night, she reads a few pages of the book, then I go and read a few more to her to help her settle down...

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