Category Family reading fun

Alain Grée’s glorious books

We discovered French illustrator, Alain Grée‘s, books in the library a couple of months ago and I had one of those amazing moments when you chance upon a book by accident that you know you are going to love FOREVER.  The gorgeous retro feel of his illustrations makes me feel as though these books have actually […]

Our reading list – April 2013

Here’s the update on what we’ve read this past month, with apologies for the fact that we’re already over a week into another month before I managed to get this post together! The full list of books that we’ve read can be found here on Pinterest. In April, our favourite books were: Me  – ‘Weasels’, by […]

Loft treasure no.8 – ABC, 123, and some vintage rhymes

I haven’t posted about my loft treasures for ages and what better time to reintroduce them than for my one hundredth post?!  When I first started this blog nearly a year ago I didn’t think I’d get past one post, let alone up to a hundred, and it took me quite a few months to […]

Ten years of Dirty Bertie and an interview with David Roberts!

Prior to taking part in this blog tour the boys and I had not come across David Robert’s gloriously grubby creation, Dirty Bertie, but I think it’s safe to say that he’ll be a pretty permanent fixture in our houe from now on!  It’s ten years this year since the first Dirty Bertie book was […]

Books featuring people wearing glasses

H and I have spent three hours this morning having various eye tests at the hospital and the result is that he’s very long-sighted and needs glasses (and potentially a patch to correct a turn in one eye, but the glasses may sort that out by themselves) for the foreseeable future and the chances are […]

‘Sidney, Stella and the Moon’, by Emma Yarlett, plus a fantabulous interview and GIVEAWAY!

‘Sidney, Stella and the Moon‘, by Emma Yarlett (published by Templar) This is such a cool book.  It follows the antics of Sidney and Stella, twins who like to do everything together except that hardest of Very Hard Things – sharing.  This causes the usual scuffles and squabbles until one day things go a little […]

Our reading list – March 2013

As promised, here’s the update on what we’ve read this past month. The full list can be found here on Pinterest.  Please note that I only started doing the mini reviews underneath the images part of the way into the month, so not every picture has one of my comments attached (I’ll leave it up […]

Who am I and why am I here? (M’s first post!)

I’m C and H’s dad and an avid Story Seekers follower on this blog and on Twitter – out of choice I should add, rather than duress! As is abundantly clear from her previous blog posts, Loll is incredibly passionate about children’s books. Am I as passionate? Well, no, as that’s virtually impossible, but I […]

Oxfam storytelling session – 2-4 year olds

This past Sunday I held another storytelling session at out local Oxfam Books and Music shop, this time for two to four year olds.  The amazing books above are the ones we shared and all of them were very well received by the children who came along. We started off by looking through a range […]

‘Read it, Daddy!’ interviews Story Seekers

This week over at the ‘Read it, Daddy!‘ blog the theme is ‘Brilliant Book Bloggers’ and today he’s featuring an interview with me 🙂 It was really great to be included, especially as part of such an esteemed group – the other bloggers featured are: – Leyla from ‘This Day I Love‘ – Mélanie from ‘Library […]