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Our reading list – April 2014

Another brief, and ridiculously late, round-up.  So much so, in fact, that I’m about to post about our May reading list at the same time *hangs head in shame* 😦 I really do hope that I’ll get my blogging boots back on soon as sharing my thoughts about books and reading with everyone makes me […]

Our reading list – March 2014

A VERY brief round-up post this month, but I didn’t want to get too far into April without posting it 🙂 Here is our Pinterest board for March 2014, which features some gorgeous new books that we’ve discovered and some C and H ‘firm favourites’ that make the list every month! Here is our #300PBs […]

Beautiful Book Island books

Sometime last year (she says, shamefully, knowing she’s taken farrrrrrrrrrr to long to get this post written) I was sent two utterly gorgeous books by a new-to-me publisher – Book Island.  They are based in New Zealand and focus on publishing children’s books in translation, as well as extending their readers’ enjoyment of their books […]

A resounding “YES!” for ‘The Yes’

‘The Yes‘ by Sarah Bee, illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura (published by Andersen Press) This book has been one of the most intriguing to come into our house in a long while. We’re already fans of ‘Millie’s Marvellous Hat‘ by Satoshi Kitamura, which has inspired H, in particular, in playing many imaginative games involving dressing up. […]

I love a good list…

I don’t know if I’ve ever previously mentioned my love of lists, but I have a serious obsession.  My heart broke a little bit when The Independent stopped including the ’50 best…’ supplement on a Saturday, as I’d happily tear it out of my parents’ hands (yes, this was a while ago, I don’t travel […]

Our reading list – February 2014

So, here’s our round-up for February, which has seen us add more books than I was anticipating to our 300PBs board.  Here, also, is the link to our Pinterest board for the books we read in February.  This includes books that were also read in January, as well as a couple of chapter books and C’s reading […]

Our reading list – January 2014

So, our first monthly round-up is here.  We’ve actually read more books than I thought, especially as some of the books have been read what feels like HUNDREDS of times.  H is going through a phase of wanting his favourite books lots of times in a row (with barely a pause to catch your breath […]

Our reading list – December 2013

Here’s our last round-up of 2013!  I contemplated doing a top ten list of our favourite books from past twelve months, but we’ve read and loved so very many wonderful books that it was completely and utterly impossible.  Even glancing back over our favourite books from each month would give 36 possibilities and it was […]

December 25….. ‘Olivia helps with Christmas’ by Ian Falconer

‘Olivia helps with Christmas‘ by Ian Falconer (published by Simon and Schuster)   Before I get started, I should say that my copy of this book is the paperback version, whereas it would seem that the format that is currently available is a board book.  There’s nothing to suggest that either the text or illustrations […]

December 24….. ‘The Empty Stocking’ by Richard Curtis

‘The Empty Stocking‘ by Richard Curtis, illustrated by Rebecca Cobb (published by Puffin) It’s no secret that we LOVE Rebecca Cobb’s illustrations (and we love her even more as a person given that her dedication in this book reads “For my family and Father Christmas” – awesome), so last year we were delighted to buy […]