My favourite things to do EVER are hanging out with my family, reading, singing, eating, making up games and stories, and covering previously quite mundane objects in glitter. Every so often I find myself doing all these things at the same time. I guess that’s what hanging out with three small children every day will do to a (previously quite normal) person…
I am passionate about the importance of reading for pleasure and from pregnancy onwards I’ve tried to do everything I can to encourage my sons (C, H and R) to share this passion, as I believe it is one of the greatest gifts I could give them in preparation for a fun, successful and just pretty-darn-cool life.  (Well, that and smelling nice, wearing stripey things, using good stationery and baking cakes, but reading seems a good place to start.)
I loved being a primary school teacher until I had the boys, but my new dream is to work with pre-school children and their favourite grown-ups to help them enjoy reading for pleasure as well.  Maybe it’ll be in an Early Years setting, maybe it’ll be baby and toddler classes, perhaps even after-school clubs and events for older children too?  Oooh, and I’d LOVE to organise a local children’s literature festival for my town as well!  This blog appears to be my wobbly, long-winded (boy, can I TALK!) route to hopefully achieving the above, via some delicious book reviews and other story-shaped treats.  Thanks for popping by!


  1. Can’t wait to see where Storyseekers goes! (especially looking forward to the festival 🙂 )

  2. Glad to come across your blog. I so identify with your love of books and although me children are teenagers now they both still love books. So keep up the good work – it will pay off and I hope you bring much joy to your young readers! Looking forward to following you!

    1. Thank you so much! It’s so nice to hear from people and I really appreciate your supportive comments. I only hope my two children still love books when they’re teenagers (and beyond!) – you’re clearly doing a great job with yours 🙂

  3. Thanks so much for following my blog. I too love reading and love love love the fact that both our kids will sit and read book after book, both with us and for themselves (even before Littlest H can read!). Children’s literature festival sounds fabulous, go for it. We are thinking of starting a book group for kids of our own book group girls – can’t wait to try it and see if we can engage 6 -7 year olds in thinking about what they are reading and why they enjoy it (or don’t). Have fun, all the best for 2013

  4. Thank you so much for your comment! It’s great to hear from others who are sharing similarly exciting reading experiences with young children and I look forward to following your progress this year!

  5. I think we are operating along the same lines. I just started a blog that concentrates on the importance of reading to children. It’s very near and dear to my heart.

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