Book Review: The Snow Lion

The Snow Lion Written by Jim Helmore Illustrated by Richard Jones 32 pages Published by Simon Schuster Publication date: 21st September 2017 Age range: 4+ Summary (from Goodreads): From the fabulous partnership of award-winning author Jim Helmoreand the brilliant Richard Jones comes a stunning book about friendship. When Caro and her mum move to a new house, Caro…

Book Rainbow

Rainbow shelves seem to be all the rage at the moment and I have to admit that I love looking at carefully-curated shelfies as much as the next person. At the moment my book collection is in stacks around our one bedroom apartment, tucked into all the nooks and crannies, piled behind doors and balanced…

Book Review: The Empty Stocking

The Empty Stocking Written by Richard Curtis Illustrated by Rebecca Cobb 48 pages Published by Puffin Books Publication date: 2012 Age range: 3+ Summary (from Goodreads): It’s Christmas Eve. And there’s one very important question on everyone’s lips…have you been good this year? For twins Sam and Charlie this is a big worry because Charlie…

Giveaway! Once Upon a Time necklace

Hi everyone – time for a Christmas giveaway on my blog and Twitter. I have one of these necklaces and it never fails to attract compliments, so I decided to get another one and give it away! The pendant is shaped like a book and it says ‘Once Upon a Time…’ on the front cover….

Book Review: Bookshop Girl

The Bookshop Girl Written by Sylvia Bishop Illustrated by Ashley King 176 pages Published by Scholastic Publication date: 2nd March 2017 Age range: 8+ Summary (from Goodreads): This story is about a little girl named Property Jones, so-called because she was left in the lost property cupboard of a bookshop when she was five years…

Multilingual flashcard: Hot Chocolate

Now that the weather is starting to feel a bit (A LOT!) more like winter, who’s ready to crack out the hot chocolate? Believe it or not, I’m not a massive fan of chocolate and usually choose a hot green tea or chai tea over hot chocolate, but sometimes there is nothing better. Like when…

Book Review: I Wore My Blackest Hair

I Wore My Blackest Hair Written by Carlina Duan 92 pages Published by: Little A Publication date: 14th November 2017 Age range: 14 + Summary (from Goodreads): Celebrating Chinese American girlhood in all its confusion, love, and loss. In I Wore My Blackest Hair, Fulbright grant and Edna Meudt Memorial Award recipient Carlina Duan delivers…

Rapid Fire Book Tag

This is the first time I have been tagged to do a book-tag – thank you to the lovely Amy @TomeswithTea who tagged me! 1. Ebook or physical books? Physical books are my preference but I will take any books over no books at all – for example, when I went on holiday over the…

Book Review: Do You Speak Chocolate?

Written by Cas Lester 288 pages Published by: Piccadlly Press Publication date: 24th August 2017 Summary (from Goodreads): A story of friendship, laughter … and more than a little chocolate ‘Do you speak chocolate?’ Jaz has found the best way to make friends with new girl Nadima, who doesn’t speak any English – by offering…

Book Review: Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball

Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball Written and illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson 228 pages Published by Egmont UK Publication date: 5th October 2017 Age range: 6 + Summary (from Netgalley – Goodreads) A gorgeously gothic, wickedly funny new series from Witch Wars illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson. Welcome to the world of Nocturnia, where darkness…

Book Review: The Little Red Wolf

The Little Red Wolf Written and illustrated by Amélie Fléchais Translated by Jeremy Melloul 80 pages Published by Diamond Book Distributors Publication date: 3rd October 2017 Age range: 7+ Some darker themes and illustrations so read it and judge your children. Summary (from Goodreads): Lose yourself in in the dark forests of Amelie Flechais’ spectacular artwork….

5 things I love about the book blogging community

Okay, so I have only recently joined this community and am so happy that I have – there is so much that I have been missing out on up until now! Here are a few things I love about this community: Books, books, all the books – there is always someone available to fangirl with!…