Book Review: Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace Little People, Big Dreams #10 Written by Isabel Sanchez Vegara Illustrated by Zafouko Yamamoto 32 pages Published by Charles Lincoln Children’s Books Publication date: 1st March 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): Meet Ada Lovelace, the British mathematician and daughter of poet Lord Byron. Part of the beloved Little People, BIG DREAMS series, this inspiring…

Book Review: My First Book of Gymnastics

My First Book of Gymnastics Written and illustrated by Rida Ouerghi 32 pages Published by Quarto Publishing Group Publication date: 4th September 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): My First Book of Gymnastics gets young readers moving with 10 playful exercises, accompanied by step-by-step instructions and illustrated characters kids will love. It’s never too soon to teach the benefits…

Library Loot: Mysteries, Paris and Hope

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time…

Six for Sunday: Books that made me want to shout

Six for Sunday: Books that made me want to shout Welcome back to another week of #SixforSunday! The theme for this week is Books that made me want to shout. I have chosen this to interpret this as books that I have wanted to shout about, to share their message because I think it is…

Six for Sunday: Books that made me laugh

I know that I’m a week behind with the prompts, but I found it easier to think of books for this prompt than ‘books that made me angry’. I will catch up at some point! Here are the six books I have chosen which have actually made me laugh out loud at some point: The…

Book Rainbow: Green Books Part 4

Green Books Stack, Part 4 How many green books do you have on your shelves? This was the second-hardest colour to gather for me (the hardest was pink!) Check out the Red, Orange and Yellow piles by clicking on those colours. Check out the Part 1, 2 and 3 of the Green stack by clicking…

Book Rainbow: Green Books Part 2

Green Books Part 2 Continuing the Book Rainbow with some more green books – check out Part 1 here. Look at the Red, Orange or Yellow book pile. Bury Me Standing by Isabel Fonseca Gypsies have always intrigued and fascinated – partly because of their mysterious origins, and partly because of the romance of nomadism….

Book Rainbow: Yellow Books Part 5

Welcome back to my bookshelf tour, this time looking at Part 5 of the Yellow Book Pile (See parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 or have a look at the Red or Orange Book Pile. When rearranging my book piles to create some space for new bookshelves, I thought it might be fun to do…

Book Rainbow: Yellow Books Part 1

Originally, I had actually thought that this would be the most difficult colour for me to gather, but I had a surprising number of yellow books tucked onto various shelves and piles around our flat. See the Red book pile here. See the Orange book pile here. Let’s continue with the book rainbow! I did…

Book Review: Rebel Voices

Rebel Voices Written by Louise K. Stewart Illustrated by Eve Lloyd Knight 48 pages Published by Wren and Rook (Hachette Kids) Publication date: 11th January 2018 Age range: 7+ Summary (from Goodreads): A beautifully illustrated celebration of the brave campaigners who fought for women’s right to vote. Discover that it was never illegal for women…

Book Review: Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home Written by Mia Cassany Illustrated by Paula Blumen 40 pages Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books Publication date: 3rd October 2017 Age range: 5 + Summary (from Goodreads): Kids will have their imaginations captured by this beautiful, non-fiction picture book that looks at home from around the world. Home from Home celebrates…

Book Rainbow: Orange Books Part 1

Time to move on to a new colour – orange! I had initially thought that it would be difficult to gather 20 books with orange spines or covers, but found I had lots more than I had thought. What’s the predominant colour on your shelves? See the Red Book pile here. I also realised (after…