Book Review: It’s a No-Money Day

Book Review: It’s a No-Money Day   It’s a No-Money Day Written and illustrated by Kate Milner 32 pages Published by Barrington Stoke Publication date: 15th October Summary (from Barrington Stoke): A gentle, poignant and powerful exploration of foodbanks and life below the poverty line, from the Klaus Flugge Prize-winning creator of My Name is Not Refugee….

Library Loot: Opposites, Worries and Families

Library Loot: Opposites,Worries and Families   I couldn’t miss posting my library loot this week, at the end of Libraries Week in the U.K. , which celebrates this amazing service and all the help and support it provides for people in the community at every stage of their lives. Borrowing books from the library gives…

Book Review: Together We Can

Book Review: Together We Can Together We Can Written by Caryl Hart Illustrated by Ali Pye 32 pages Published by Scholastic UK Publication date: 1st August 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): The perfect picture book celebrating friendship, compassion, diversity and togetherness in the world. Our friends are all different, but one thing is true, each one…

Mini-Reviews: Greek Mythology

Mini-Reviews: Greek Mythology   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…

Library Loot: Bravery, Love and Loneliness

Library Loot: Bravery, Love and Loneliness   I’ve missed posting for a few weeks, but I have still been borrowing and reading lots of books from my library. Here’s what I picked up this week: Whispers in the Graveyard by Theresa Breslin They want me to join them. All I have to do is to…

Library Loot: Quests, Ghosts and Swimming

Library Loot: Quests, Ghosts and Swimming   I love my library, don’t you? Every week I get to discover both anticipated and unexpected new books to read and it’s all completely free! This week I have picked up a selection of reservations that I made based on books other people have recommended and a general…

Books about Refugees

Books About Refugees   World Refugee Day is held on 20th June around the world. Today (11th June) is also Empathy Day. What better day to share this list? In the U.K. Refugee Week is held around this time in order to celebrate the contribution that refugees have made to the U.K. and to help…

Mini-Reviews: Girls in Politics

Mini-Reviews: Girls in Politics 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…

5 things I’ve learnt from a year of blogging

5 things I’ve learnt from a year (and a bit!) of blogging I started blogging just over a year and  half ago, after thinking about it for a long time. In university we had to create a blog with classmates for an assignment, so I decided to bite the bullet and create my own blog…

Book Review: Herstory

Book Review: Herstory Herstory: 50 women and girl who shook the world Written by Katherine Halligan Illustrated by Sarah Walsh 112 pages Published by Nosy Crow Publication date: 1st March 2018 Summary (from Goodreads): Instead of just studying history, let’s think about HerStory too! In this uplifting and inspiring book, children can learn about 50…

Six for Sunday: 2019 kidlit must-reads (so far!)

Six for Sunday: 2019 kidlit must-reads (so far!) Have you read many books for children in 2019? What have you read and enjoyed so far this year? Could you narrow it down to only six books? After looking at what I’ve read (135 books so far) I found this really tricky so I have actually…

Book Review: No Ballet Shoes in Syria

Book Review: No Ballet Shoes in Syria No Ballet Shoes in Syria Written by Catherine Bruton 272 pages Published by Nosy Crow Publication date: 2nd May 2019 Summary (from Goodreads): Aya is eleven years old and has just arrived in Britain with her mum and baby brother, seeking asylum from war in Syria. When Aya…