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…

Mini-Reviews: Remembrance

Mini-Reviews: Remembrance   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 posts to…

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…

Book Review: Invisible in a Bright Light

Book Review: Invisible in a Bright Light   Invisible in a Bright Light Written by Sally Gardner 320 pages Published by Head of Zeus Publication date: 14th October 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): From I, Coriander to Invisible in a Bright Light, Sally Gardner’s first middle grade novel in 14 years soars with the imagination of…

Waiting on Wednesday: Shadows of Winterspell

Waiting on Wednesday: Shadows of Winterspell   Shadows of Winterspell Written by Amy Wilson 256 pages Published by Macmillan Children’s Books Publication date: 17th October Summary (from Goodreads): Stella has been living behind the magic of the forest for most of her life. Lonely, she enrolls at the local school, and as she begins to…

Book Review: The Switching Hour

Book Review: The Switching Hour The Switching Hour Written by Damaris Young 288 pages Published by Scholastic UK Publication date: 1st August 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Never stay out after the Switching Hour… never let the outside in…. Amaya lives with her grandmother, her small brother Kaleb and her pet goat Tau in a land…