• Why is Reading So Important for Children?

    September 2, 2022

    Reading is given heavy emphasis at school and is one of the first things that your child will learn. They will need to develop the skill to take control of their own learning, complete questions and engage in class activities. If you’re a parent, you will know how difficult it can be to get a…

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  • Top Tips for Teaching Your Child to Read

    January 12, 2022

    Reading improves imagination and concentration while providing your child with the essential skills that they need to navigate through life. It’s not until we have a crack at teaching our children for ourselves that we realise how hard it actually is. We have teamed up with a childcare provider in Kew to share a few…

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  • AD| Personalised Children’s Book Review from In The Book

    May 21, 2021

    Reading has always been a passion of mine. The earliest book I remember falling in love with Enid Blyton’s ‘The Naughtiest Girl in School’. I read it so many times that eventually I knew it word for word by heart. As I grew up, my taste in books changed. My next favourite book was ‘Along…

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  • Win 3 Healthy Lifestyle, Healthy Mind Books!

    May 11, 2020

    With everything going on in the world at the moment, more and more people are trying to find new ways to implement healthy routines into their lives and focus on their mental and emotional wellbeing. That’s why I’ve teamed up with Welbeck Publishing to offer one lucky reader the chance to win three healthy lifestyle,…

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  • Book Review: Every Colour of You

    May 4, 2020

    *This post contains affiliate links Zoe and Tristan couldn’t be more different – which is precisely why, when they meet in a hospital waiting room, Zoe becomes determined to get to know Tristan more. But Tristan is struggling with a sadness no one seems to understand, least of all himself. Giving up isn’t in Zoe’s nature,…

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  • Book Review: Messy Wonderful Us

    April 28, 2020

    *This post contains affiliate links In late 1983, a letter arrives, containing secrets so unthinkable that it is hidden away, apparently forever.  More than three decades later, it is found . . . by the last person who was ever supposed to see it. When Allie opens an envelope in her grandmother’s house, it changes…

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  • Competition! Win a copy of RHS The Rose : The history of the world’s favourite flower in 40 roses

    April 6, 2020

    *Post contains affiliate links I’m really excited by today’s blog post because not only have I received a copy of the beautiful book, ‘RHS The Rose: The history of the world’s favourite flower in 40 roses‘ by Brent Elliott, I also have a copy to give away to one lucky reader! First of all though,…

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  • Book Review: Half A World Away by Mike Gayle

    April 1, 2020

    *Post contains affiliate links Strangers living worlds apart. Strangers with nothing in common.  But it wasn’t always that way… Kerry Hayes is single mum, living on a tough south London estate. She provides for her son by cleaning houses she could never hope to afford. Taken into care as a child, Kerry cannot ever forget her…

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  • Book Review: Saving Missy by Beth Morrey

    March 24, 2020

    *This post contains affiliate links Missy Carmichael’s life has become small. Grieving for a family she has lost or lost touch with, she’s haunted by the echoes of her footsteps in her empty home; the sound of the radio in the dark; the tick-tick-tick of the watching clock. Spiky and defensive, Missy knows that her…

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