Encouraging Children to Read with the Right Books #AD

Reading is something that’s always been important to me. For as long as I can remember I’ve always had a love for books. My very earliest memory of reading was when I was in primary school. I remember our teachers asking us to bring our favourite book in for show and tell. I was, and still am, a massive Enid Blyton fan so naturally the book I took into school was Enid Blyton’s ‘The Naughtiest Girl in School’. That’s the very first book I remember falling in love with. I’d read it over and over again, and every time I… [Read More]

Book Review: Reader, I Married Me #GIFTED

I love a good romantic comedy book. There’s nothing better than curling up on the sofa, blanket over you, a hot cup of coffee and a good book. Reader, I Married Me by Sophie Tanner is a book full of self love and positivity. It’s unlike any other book I’ve read. The main character, Chloe Usher, has just broken up with the love of her. Her friendly urge her to find another man before she ends up sitting on the shelf all alone for the rest of eternity, but Chloe makes a decision not to do that. After one particularly… [Read More]

Book Review: The Only Way is Up by Carole Matthews

As a huge Carole Matthews fan I thought I would share a review of my second favourite book of hers! My first favourite is Million Love Songs. You can read my review here. My second favourite Carole Matthews book is called The Only Way is Up. Here’s what the back of the book says: Lily and Laurence had it all: the money, the car, a beautiful home in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Then Laurence loses his job and everything disappears. With nowhere to turn, Lily and Laurence are forced to take their two young children and move to a flea-ridden council… [Read More]

Book Review: Million Love Songs

This year, I’ve re-discovered my love of reading. Some of the books I’ve read have been disappointing, but most have been enjoyable. My favourite book of 2018 is Million Love Songs by Carole Matthews. The description on the back of the book reads as follows: Ruby Brown is ready for a change. She’s single for the first time in years and she’s going to dive into this brave new world with a smile on her face and a spring in her step. The last thing she’s looking for is a serious relationship. Mason represents everything Ruby wants right now: he’s… [Read More]

Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

I don’t usually write book reviews, but then again it’s not often that I come across a book worthy of writing a review about! However, when I picked up Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine in Morrisons two weeks ago, I knew that I had to share a review of it with you! I read the book in just five days, and I have to say that this book has restored my love of reading. There’s something quite wonderful about holding an actual book in your hands. The weight of it, the smell, the feel of the paper, nothing beats it!… [Read More]

My Little Pony Book Review and Competition

My Little Pony Movie was released earlier this month and it’s sure to be a big hit! To celebrate the release of the movie, we’ve been sent a My Little Pony book bundle to review, plus you could win your very own book bundle too! We received the following books: My Little Pony Movie Storybook My Little Pony 1,000 Sticker Activity Book My Little Pony Giant Sticker Book with Colouring I’ve always loved books that tell the story from a movie. My Little Pony: The Movie book is a 64 page hardback book that tells the story of a new dark… [Read More]

Disney Book Week Book Review with Parragon Books

As many people who read our blog know, I’m a big Disney fan. We’re actually going to go to Disneyland Paris soon and I’m so excited I could burst! I think my husband is getting pretty fed up of me talking about Disney, but it’s just the start! Wait until we get to Disney! Anyway to celebrate #DisneyBookWeek Parragon Books kindly sent me two Disney movie books. The Lion King and Frozen: The Magic of the Northern Lights. We also received a cute Dory Soft toy, two book marks and a Beauty and the Beast sticker. Although it’s called Disney… [Read More]

’10 Things Girls Need Most’ Book Review

As a mum of girls I try to do everything in my power to ensure that I steer them in the right direction in life. They’re only five years old, but already they’re confident, clever and knowledgable. By empowering them to make their own decisions, regardless of how small they may be, we can give our girls the confidence to achieve anything they want. I was recently sent a book called, ’10 Things Girls Need Most to grow up strong and free’ by Steve Biddulph. The main idea behind the book is to combat the ever increasing number of girls… [Read More]

Start Little Learn Big with Parragon Books

I’m a firm believer that making learning fun for children is the best ay for them to become engaged and interested in the activity they’re doing. Learning through fun is a pretty effective way for children learn things quickly. In our home we like to play games. We have certainly have plenty of them! One of my favourite is a card game that is all about identifying different shapes and matching them to the correct pile. By learning their shapes using this game, our girls are shape experts! When the lovely people over at Parragon Books asked if I’d like… [Read More]

Ebookadrabra Reading App for Kids Review

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Our girls will be five years old at the end of this month and they’re well on their way with learning to read. They’ve always loved books. They both listen intently when read a bedtime story and they love pointing out the things they see in the pictures and talking about them. We believe that books are truly magical! They can fire up children’s imaginations and take them on amazing adventures. Every week our girls bring home two reading books from school. They’ve been doing since just before Christmas. Teaching children to read can be pretty tricky. Asking them to… [Read More]