2020 Resolutions

2020 Resolutions   What are you hoping to achieve in 2020? Do you enjoy making New Year’s Resolutions or prefer not to make them? Do you have any tips to help keep your resolutions? Every year, when the Christmas decorations have disappeared from the shops, books about healthy eating, cleaning products and organizational aids fill…

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…

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…