#BookReview – Monster Doughnuts by Gianna Pollero. Illustrated by Sarah Horne.

The Blurb Ten-year-old Grace likes doughnuts and cakes as much as the next kid – but they are also her secret weapon. Grace is a monster hunter who owns a bakery – and everyone knows how much monsters LOVE any kind of sweet treat! Just don’t tell them about the secret exploding baking powder insideContinue reading “#BookReview – Monster Doughnuts by Gianna Pollero. Illustrated by Sarah Horne.”

#BookReview – Whisper Down the Lane by Clay McLeod Chapman

The Blurb Richard doesn’t have a past. For him, there is only the present: a new marriage to Tamara, a first chance at fatherhood to her son Elijah, and a quiet but pleasant life as an art teacher at Elijah’s elementary school in Danvers, Virginia. Then the body of a rabbit, ritualistically murdered, appears onContinue reading “#BookReview – Whisper Down the Lane by Clay McLeod Chapman”

#BookReview – The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse

The Blurb An imposing, isolated hotel, high up in the Swiss Alps, is the last place Elin Warner wants to be. But she’s taken time off from her job as a detective, so when she receives an invitation out of the blue to celebrate her estranged brother’s recent engagement, she has no choice but toContinue reading “#BookReview – The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse”

#Audiobook Flamingo Fashion by Samantha Hunter

The Blurb Freddie and Fifi are two fashionista flamingos who decide to open a fashion boutique and style other animals on the African savanna in fluffy pink feathers. The outfits they create have silly results and calamitous outcomes, teaching the valuable lesson that we are perfect, just the way we are! “A caper of aContinue reading “#Audiobook Flamingo Fashion by Samantha Hunter”

#BookReview Paris Cat by Dianne Hofmeyr

The Blurb Cat is rather different from the other alley cats in the back streets of Paris. She can do anything she sets her mind to. Even if others don’t think so. Leaving her cat family behind, she sets off to explore the city and to sing and dance the night away. On her travelsContinue reading “#BookReview Paris Cat by Dianne Hofmeyr”

#BookReview The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin

This is Marianne Cronin’s debut novel and what a debut it is! The Blurb Life is short. No-one knows that better than seventeen-year-old Lenni living on the terminal ward. But as she is about to learn, it’s not only what you make of life that matters, but who you share it with. Dodging doctor’s orders,Continue reading “#BookReview The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin”

World Book Day 2021 – Books for toddlers

It is World Book Day so I thought I would mark the day by posting some books for toddlers. As both a parent and a teacher, getting children into reading and encouraging reading for enjoyment is something I am extremely passionate about. Reading has to start from a very young age and so I amContinue reading “World Book Day 2021 – Books for toddlers”

#BookReview Last: The Story of a White Rhino by Nicola Davies

The Blurb A rhino is put in a zoo in the middle of a grey city, where all he can do is pace back and forth. He misses his home, his mother, the smell of earth and rain. He fears he may be the last of his kind. Then one day, he is rescued andContinue reading “#BookReview Last: The Story of a White Rhino by Nicola Davies”

#BookReview The Wife Who Got a Life by Tracy Bloom

The Blurb Cathy is left open-mouthed when her husband hijacks the family’s New Year resolutions and throws in a midlife bombshell, so after years of school drop-offs and housework, Cathy decides it’s time to take control of life before it takes control of her. She makes a list of monthly goals that she hopes willContinue reading “#BookReview The Wife Who Got a Life by Tracy Bloom”

#BookReview Bright Burning Things by Lisa Harding

The Blurb Being Tommy’s mother is too much for Sonya. Too much love, too much fear, too much longing for the cool wine she gulps from the bottle each night. Because Sonya is burning the fish fingers, and driving too fast, and swimming too far from the shore, and Tommy’s life is in her hands.Continue reading “#BookReview Bright Burning Things by Lisa Harding”