Picture Book and Play – Easter Bunnies!

Picture Book And Play is a weekly post in which we look at a picture book (or books) Peapod's been enjoying recently and some of the play we've had based on it. As Easter approaches, Peapod and I have begun some Easter themed activities, starting with our Easter cards. I totally cheated for this one... Continue Reading →

#MGTakesOnThursday – The Valley of Lost Secrets

#MGTakesOnThursday was created by Mary over at Book Craic and is a brilliant way to shout about some brilliant MG books! To join in, all you need to do is: Post a picture of the front cover of a middle-grade book which you have read and would recommend to others with details of the author,... Continue Reading →

Mini Monday 21/1/19

This week's Mini Monday* features four picture books - two we were kindly sent (thank you, Bounce) and two we bought and read this week. *I'm only halfway through and it's turning out to be less mini, more mega - sorry! First up, our free review copies: The Lost Horse by Mark Nicholas At a... 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 →

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 →

The Restless Girls

When I was younger, Twelve Dancing Princesses was one of my favourite stories. Something about the midnight trips out, the worn out shoes, the boats to magical forests and dancing maybe. As a huge fan of Jessie Burton's adult novels 'The Miniaturist' and 'The Muse', I was very excited to hear she was writing a... Continue Reading →

WWW Wednesday 3/10/18

Hosted by ‘Taking on a World of Words’, every Wednesday we ask and answer the 3 W’s: Last time, I snuck an extra W in there too with what Peapod and I had read that week, but I've decided to do a regular "Peapod's Picks" post each Friday instead - picture books/board books new and... Continue Reading →

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