WWW Wednesday 28/11/18

Hosted by ‘Taking on a World of Words’, every Wednesday is 'WWW Wednesday': What are you currently reading? Wundersmith - finally! I can't believe how long it's taken me to read this, especially considering how excited I've been about it. The follow up to last year's Nevermoor, I've been transported straight back there. It's such... Continue Reading →

The Afterwards

I'd seen and heard all sorts of good things about this on twitter before I received a copy from Bloomsbury for review (imagine my excitement at finding it was signed too!). However, as is so often the case, I'd heard how great it was but didn't actually know anything about it! Normally, I'd find out... Continue Reading →

Peapod’s Picks: Alfie

I'm conscious I've not posted a Peapod's Picks for a few weeks now either! Best laid plans... Speaking of which, the next few weeks of Peapod's Picks will be the books from our book advent (as long as I can get my act together and post!) For this week though, it's an old favourite... This... Continue Reading →

Picklewitch and Jack

As part of my quest to read more younger chapter books as well as 'MG', I requested a copy of this from Faber (who very kindly obliged - thank you!) and it's safe to say I'm thrilled I did as it's become one of my favourite books of the year. Picklewitch lives in a tree... Continue Reading →

WWW Wednesday 21/11/18

Hosted by ‘Taking on a World of Words’, every Wednesday is 'WWW Wednesday': It feels like it's been an age since I've done a WWW post - probably because it has been! Although I'm managing to read with Peapod here, I'm not reading anywhere near as much. Before I'd read on my commute to and... Continue Reading →

Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent

Hubert Horatio: How to Raise Your Grown Ups I first read about Hubert Horatio Bartle Bobton-Trent almost 15 years ago when the picture book above was released. I was (and still am) a huge Lauren Child fan - her books felt (and still feel) like something different: the illustrations, style and design; the vocabulary, language... Continue Reading →

The Beasts of Grimheart

When the first Five Realms book, The Legend of Podkin One-Ear, was announced as Children's Book of the Month way back in June 2017 I wasn't sure. But, as it was Book of the Month, I read it anyway and I am SO GLAD I did! I was absolutely hooked from the get go and... Continue Reading →

Mini Monday: 5/11/18

Mini Mondays are my attempt to get everything reviewed even while drowning in nappies, washing and milk! Shorter than usual but hopefully still enough to give a flavour of the books! This week I've been playing catch up with short 'early reader' chapter books. These are often the books that fall by the wayside in... Continue Reading →

Peapod’s Picks: Halloween

I'm going to try and post a a Peapod's Picks every Friday, or at least alternate Fridays. They'll be picture, board or cloth books - some old, some new - that we've enjoyed or are looking forward to. This week: Halloween Ok, strictly speaking it's more of a Halloween/Autumn mash up! And there are SO... Continue Reading →

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