#Believathon Reading Challenge

#Believathon Reading Challenge   Yes, yes, I realise that it is more than halfway through November and I realise that I have a terrible track record for actually completing reading challenges. However, the #Believathon middle grade reading challenge is one that I really want to be part of because I feel like middle-grade books get…

Library Loot: Adventure, Friendship and Christmas

Library Loot: Adventure, Friendship and Christmas Today I made my weekly pilgrimage to my local library to return what I’ve read this week and stock up on new books galore, despite the piles of books I still have to read on my own shelves! Despite me always saying that I don’t start thinking about Christmas…

5 Recommended Read Aloud Chapter Books for Year 3

5 Recommended Read Aloud Chapter Books for Year 3 (Age 7-8)   I love reading aloud to my class and always make reading a priority. Alongside a healthy, varied diet of picture books and poetry every day, we also have several chapter books which we read over a few weeks in the classroom, as well…

Library Loot: Ghosts, Snow and Adventure

Library Loot: Ghosts, Snow and Adventure   I was really happy with my book haul from the library this week, especially as I manged to pick up some reservations as well as a book that I had been thinking about buying…and might still do as I started it on the bus home and it’s excellent…

Book Review: Black Water

Book Review: Black Water   Black Water Written by Barbara Henderson 88 pages Published by Cranachan Publishing Publication date: 31st October 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Sink or swim to survive Solway’s black water… Down by the coast, black water swirls and hides its secrets. Dumfries, 1792. Henry may only be twelve, but he has already…

Mini-Reviews: Hot Air Balloons

Mini-Reviews: Hot Air Balloons   When I have the choice between reading another book or reviewing the one I have just read, I usually choose to read another one. As much as I adore shouting about books on my blog, reading is, after all, my first love! Therefore, I have decided to do some mini-review…

Six for Sunday: Snow and Ice

Six for Sunday: Snow and Ice   The theme for this week’s #SixforSunday is books with snow or ice in the title. The weather has been pretty grey and cold recently, but I don’t think that I’m quite ready for snow just yet…however, I am getting into the mood for some wintry reads! The Snow…

Six for Sunday: Witchy Books

Six for Sunday: Witchy Books   It is no secret that I love books about witches – here are a few that you could read on this Hallowe’en weekend! I have listed three for younger readers and three for older readers, but there are a lot more recommendations that I would love to give! The…

7 truly creepy reads for kids this Hallowe’en

7 truly creepy reads for kids and teens this Hallowe’en   I have a low tolerance for horror, so I won’t be recommending anything here that is going to give your child nightmares, rather those books which give you a little bit of a chill down your spine without being really frightening. At this time…

Library Loot: Magic and Spookiness

Library Loot: Magic and Spookiness   My visit to the library was a fleeting one this week, as I was rushing to get school for our annual fireworks display – it was incredible! I still find fireworks so exciting and magical, perhaps because they are quite heavily restricted where I’m from so the only chances…