5 summer holiday book recommendations

  • August 8, 2019

Disclaimer: these links are affiliate links meaning I will earn a small commission at no cost to you if you purchase through these links. I love to read but seem to go through phases of reading lots or not reading at all. Since moving to Spain, I’ve managed to read quite a lot. Whereas previously I’d sit in front of the TV blogging or working of an evening, I now >>

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My Recent Reads – February’s Book Recommendations

  • February 18, 2019
Book recommendations in February

I’ve always loved to read but don’t normally have much spare time between work, having a child, and blogging. Towards the end of last year, I vowed to try harder to have a few early nights when I didn’t stay up late blogging. Getting into bed with a book is my way of winding down, even if I do sometimes fall asleep after only a couple of pages! I already >>


How To Teach Your Children To Love Reading

  • September 17, 2018
How To Teach Your Children To Love Reading

I love to read, I currently have a million books on my Kindle I need to get through. I’ve always been a bookworm and one of my fondest memories is searching for every last Roald Dahl book at the library with my dad. When I had my daughter I was determined that she’d also love reading and looking at books, and thankfully my dream has come true! 6 reasons why >>


How To Make The Perfect Reading Corner

  • September 10, 2018
How to make the perfect reading corner

We moved into our house 4 years ago, but have still only just got around to creating an area in Little H’s bedroom that we’ve been talking about for ages…. a reading corner. She loves to read and I’d seen something similar on Pinterest ages ago that I wanted to try. After all, anything that encourages her to read rather than play Roblox or Minecraft is a good idea if >>

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Snow, Extreme Reading & Welly Boots #LittleLoves

  • March 2, 2018

This week has mainly been about the snow – we never ever get snow down here in Poole but we’ve had more than I’ve seen in years! On Thursday the school opened with them rescheduling lessons so that the kids could play outside. They closed at lunchtime though and all day on Friday, so we had a day at home with me working from the comfort of the sofa. We >>

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January’s Book Recommendation – Personalised Childrens’ Book From Family Stories

  • January 7, 2018

I didn’t do a book recommendation in November or December as we were just so busy with other things, but I will try to get back on it this year. January’s book recommendation is a lovely personalised book from Family Stories that we received just before Christmas, I’ve lost count of times it’s already been read! There’s a lot of personalised books for children out there but I especially liked the look >>

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Ronald the Rhino – A Twinkl Book With Augmented Reality

  • November 6, 2017

This month we were asked to check out a brand new book from Twinkl. We’ve used resources from Twinkl before (read our post here) so were happy to check out their new book, especially as we all love reading as you may have noticed from previous posts! Twinkl have lots of amazing resources available for all ages, and Ronald the Rhino is one of their ebooks that has been turned into a printed >>

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October Book Recommendation – The Princess and The Giant

  • October 9, 2017

You may have seen last month that I’m recommending a book we’ve been reading each month. If you missed it, here is September’s book recommendation. This month our favourite book has been The Princess and The Giant – another great book with a lot of girl power! October’s Book Recommendation The Princess and The Giant is about a girl called Sophie who has a beanstalk in her garden. The giant >>

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Inspiring Childrens’ Books From Clever Tykes

  • June 10, 2017

We love reading, as you may have noticed from my previous blog posts about our favourite stories and non-fiction books. Little H is becoming a bit of a bookworm too, which I’m so happy about! We’ve just got to the stage where we’re reading longer books with chapters which is much better than the awful school reading books. I’m always on the lookout for books that will capture her interest >>

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Our Favourite Non-Fiction Books For Kids

  • April 7, 2017

As you might have noticed before, we love reading! I’ve blogged about our favourite books in general, as well as our fave Halloween and Christmas books. This time I’m going to share our favourite non-fiction books. If you’ve got a child starting school later this year, I’d recommend getting a good haul of factual books in. We have a “home learning” project each term and always have to find facts >>