Tag Archives: Story Seekers

New year’s resolutions for Story Seekers

Firstly, HAPPY NEW YEAR!  I’m really excited about entering my first full year of blogging and have high hopes for the progress of Story Seekers in 2013! I have a few book reviews coming up and I have to say that I’m really enjoying writing reviews for some of the lovely books that the boys […]

Christmas storytelling session at Oxfam

So, I did my first ever storytelling session today (other than when I was teaching, but that was a whole different proposition as the children didn’t really have any choice about being there and there were no parents present!). This time, I made the posters, got up the courage to ask various nurseries, pre-schools and […]

Reading at the table (and other book-related dilemmas)

I’m genuinely interested in people’s views on how they present books and reading in their own homes, because I find myself conflicted about the best approach to take with C and H. Obviously when children are very young (I’m talking about the can’t-hold-their-own-head-up stage through to the wow-I-can-kind-of-sort-of-roll stage) they are not often holding the […]

Loft treasure no.6 – vintage Child’s Play books

I recently posted about an amazing book called ‘Rabbityness’ (you can read the post here), which is published by Child’s Play.  I have to confess that I don’t always remember who has published the books that I love and it’s something that I need to start noticing and recording more diligently. Anyway, having clocked the publisher […]

Oxfam storytelling sessions

So, in an uncharacteristically brave move on my part, I’ve offered to run some storytelling sessions at our local Oxfam bookshop. The main reason for doing this is to support a great charity and my local shop in particular, which is run by a very enthusiastic and informed lady who has worked incredibly hard to […]

‘Rabbityness’, by Jo Empson – a post for Picture Book Month

Three things have prompted me write about this book. Firstly, today I responded to a tweet from Jess  ((@AliceinBakerSt) who blogs – brilliantly – at Alice in Baker Street) about which picture books people might be reading for Picture Book Month (which is a month-long celebration of the wonder that is the picture book.  A calendar of […]

Octavia’s Bookshop

I am fully aware that even on a fairly bog-standard day, I’m a fairly enthusiastic person who’s prone to random outbursts of excitable squealing and clapping, but even I am finding it hard to articulate JUST how excited I was to discover ‘Octavia’s Bookshop’ in Cirencester this week! As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I […]