Jess Butterworth’s Books

Jess Butterworth is one of my favourite new authors of the past few years and I'm so excited for a new book from her next year. Ahead of that, a belated review of her two books to date... Both are beautifully designed, illustrated and laid out with gorgeous covers from Rob Biddulph and patterned pages... 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 →

Into the Jungle: Stories for Mowgli

First published almost 125 years ago, the combination of the wild world, freedom and adventure in The Jungle Book mean it is just as appealing today as it was then. And that writing a 'companion' for it would be no easy task. Luckily, Katherine Rundell is more than up to the task. Already a huge... Continue Reading →

WWW Wednesday: 12/9/18

Hosted by ‘Taking on a World of Words’,  every Wednesday we ask and answer the 3 W’s: I've missed the last few weeks - newborns are time consuming! - and I'm definitely not getting through books at my usual rate (goodbye evening read before bed!) but I'm just about surfacing again! Posts and reviews are... Continue Reading →


I am reliably informed (thanks Twitter) that today is #ReadABookDay. I'm choosing to ignore the fact that really that's every day and using it as a good way to play catch up on the blog, especially since I missed yesterday's WWWWednesday... So, the blog has been somewhat neglected over the past few weeks, thanks to... Continue Reading →


Moss has lived with Pa on a remote island for as long as she remembers. The Old World has disappeared beneath the waves - only Pa's magic, harnessing the wondrous stormflowers on the island, can save the sunken continents. But a storm is brewing, promising cataclysmic changes. I received a review copy of this from... Continue Reading →

WWW Wednesday 15/8/18

Hosted by ‘Taking on a World of Words’,  every Wednesday, we ask and answer the 3 W’s: What are you currently reading? I need to start timing these WWW Wednesday posts better! Just like last week, I finished my current book - Storm-Wake by Lucy Christopher - in bed with a coffee this morning (there... Continue Reading →

Am I Yours?

Who does this lost egg belong to? Can our little egg find its way back to the right parents before it hatches? While the story is a familiar one (lost baby - looking for parents - finds lots of others but not their own because of x/y/z - reunited for a happy ending), this is... Continue Reading →

WWW Wednesday

I stumbled on this weekly 'round up' via Kelly's Rambles, it is originally hosted over here on 'Taking on a World of Words' though. I keep thinking I might branch out from just reviews to other book-ish posts and this seemed a good way to start, as well as hopefully being a good way to... Continue Reading →

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