Tag: book recs

Christmas Books to Reserve at the Library or Add to Your Collection

Christmas Books to Reserve at the Library or Add to Your Collection

Christmas books are a lovely part of the season for many families. These are some of our personal favourites.

Home Educating at the End of the Year – What’s in Rotation?

Home Educating at the End of the Year – What’s in Rotation?

In the last few weeks of 2020 (seriously – Bye 2020!) this is what we’re using in our home education.

Chapter Books for Transitional Readers (and/or Early Readalouds)

Chapter Books for Transitional Readers (and/or Early Readalouds)

Transitional readers have grown out of early reader books, but aren’t ready for large novels. Here are some example of great books that suit that in-between stage.

Books We Are Loving – October 2020

Books We Are Loving – October 2020

Web comics turned to graphic novels, (which makes trying them super easy!) classic award winning American fiction, and the exciting adventures of Sophie Hatter!

Maybe Plan for Halloween Now?

Maybe Plan for Halloween Now?

For those of us who do Halloween, this years festival is probably going to be really weird.
So as parents we probably need to put our heads together and make a plan about what we’re going to do now.
We have some ideas!

Books We Are Loving September 2020

Books We Are Loving September 2020

Polish detective novels, a fantastic Windrush story, a Book of Feelings and a graphic novel series that I really love.

Starting to home educate 2020: All-time Favourite Read-Alouds

Starting to home educate 2020: All-time Favourite Read-Alouds

You want your mind to be free to enjoy and observe in these early days. Curricula can wait. Here are our all-time favourite read-alouds.

Flashbacks Series- accessible historical fiction for children

Flashbacks Series- accessible historical fiction for children

The Flashbacks Series – fun educational historical fiction for less than a fiver a book and only a week’s investment. For history lovers and loathers alike!

Books We Are Loving – June 2020

Books We Are Loving – June 2020

Books we are loving in June 2020

Cloud Horse Chronicles Books 1, Maker Comics: Draw a Comic! and Collins Primary Geography.

(free) Books of the month from Audible Stories

(free) Books of the month from Audible Stories

As you probably know, during the pandemic Amazon has made a number of their audiobooks for kids available to stream for free as Audible Stories.
My 11 year old, who is an avid reader and audio book fan, tells you about the books he’s been enjoying…