Tag Archives: Orchard Books

Our reading list – September 2014

Here’s our reading list from September and our update for the #300PBs challenge, as well as our favourite reads for the month. In Story Seekers reading news this month, C is continuing to do very well at school with his reading scheme books and is now enjoying reading picture books from home to H and R […]

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways!

I always find myself counting (there’s a theme starting here, so work with me…) my lucky stars when we receive review copies of books that we’ve been coveting for ages and we’ve been fortunate enough to have this happen quite a few times recently. C is very into numbers at the moment and therefore the […]

Belle and Boo blog tour bonanza post!

The Belle and Boo characters have been on our radar for a while now, ever since I saw some very lovely postcards that I framed for both C and H when they were born. We were therefore VERY excited to be asked to take part in Belle and Boo’s blog tour, celebrating the publication of […]

A book to celebrate C and H’s wonderful daddy

‘I love my daddy‘, by Giles Andreae, illustrated by Emma Dodd (published by Orchard Books) is a gorgeously illustrated Fathers’ Day cuddle in a book. The sweet rhyming couplets on each page are accompanied by lively, colourful pictures and refer to a whole range of common scenarios in our house and C had a LOT […]

‘Bubble and Squeak’, plus awesome interviews and a cool competition!

‘Bubble and Squeak‘ by James Mayhew, illustrated by Clara Vulliamy (published by Orchard Books) OH. MY. GOSH. Not often do you come across a book that Has It All, but James Mayhew and Clara Vulliamy have collaborated on something truly special here and we cannot find a single thing not to love about it. There […]

This Review Belongs To Emily Brown

I may have mentioned before that I’m in a book club for grown-ups (and every time I write that it reminds that I still need to get my act together when it comes to creating a local children’s book group with the Federation of Children’s Book Groups, but that’s another post altogether) where in addition […]

‘The Dark’, by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Jon Klassen

From the moment this book – in its mysterious black box padded with black tissue paper – arrived, the boys and I were pretty excited about it.  The world of book lovers has been agog with anticipation about this collaboration between two of its biggest names and the boys and I feel very lucky that […]