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A world record attempt to celebrate 25 years of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen!

I can’t actually believe that ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ – the classic rhyming tale of a family’s adventure to find a bear – is 25 years old.  Although it’s still not quite old enough to have been a book from my own childhood *cough cough* 😉 it still feels as though it’s been a […]

Our reading list – May 2014

So here’s May’s reading list, hot on the heels of our April one…  A couple of day’s premature, but we have a busy weekend planned and at least this way I won’t let it go a month overdue *looks down at April’s post, shuffles feet and coughs…* We’re now starting to share a few longer […]

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 […]

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 […]

The future of sharing books with children – no.2 – libraries

So, leading on (quite some time later, I know!) from my previous post about the future of booksellers, the next thing M and I discussed was the future of libraries. Despite being aware of all the cuts that are being made to the funding for libraries, it seems to me (and I’m guessing many others […]

Red House Children’s Book Award blog tour: Rachel Bright

Today I am absolutely delighted to be a hosting a post on the Red House Children’s Book Award blog tour, a very special award as the winners are voted for entirely by children.  It’s owned and run by the Federation of Children’s Book Groups and sponsored by Red House – check out the awesome illustration that […]

The future of sharing books with children – no.1 – booksellers

Let me start this off by saying that I feel incredibly guilty for not using what precious little blogging time I have over the summer hols to write a review of one of the MANY books that have been neatly stacked in my blogging box next to the sofa for what seems like forever.  The […]