Anna Kemp, Book Reviews, Childen's fiction, Fiction, Matt Buckingham, Picture Books, Preschool Books, Uncategorized

Double #bookreview: Bright Stanley by Matt Buckingham and Dogs don’t do Ballet by Anna Kemp

Blurb: Far below the waves a little fish called Stanley lived with the rest of his shoal. They were the brightest, sparkliest fish in the whole of the deep, dark sea. One morning Stanley woke up rather late. 'Coo-ee! It's me-ee!' he called to his friends as usual. But the reef was strangely quiet! EDIE… Continue reading Double #bookreview: Bright Stanley by Matt Buckingham and Dogs don’t do Ballet by Anna Kemp

Book Reviews, Honest Mum, Mumboss, Non Fiction, Parenting, Uncategorized

#bookreview: Mumboss by Vicki Psarias aka Honest Mum

Blurb: In Mumboss, Vicki Psarias, founder of HonestMum.com, shares her #mumboss manifesto for surviving and thriving at work and at home. Vicki writes about everything from juggling work and family, to regaining your confidence after having a baby and battling imposter syndrome.An award-winning blogger and vlogger, in this book Vicki shares how to turn your… Continue reading #bookreview: Mumboss by Vicki Psarias aka Honest Mum

Adult Fiction Reviews, Book Reviews, Childen's fiction, classic, Fiction, Lewis Carroll, Middle Grade, Primary School reading, Uncategorized, Young Adult

#bookreview: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Blurb: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) is a novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells the story of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit-hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar and anthropomorphic creatures. The tale is filled with allusions to Dodgson's… Continue reading #bookreview: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Book Reviews, Childen's fiction, Fiction, Middle Grade, Philip Reeve, Primary School reading, Sarah McIntyre, Uncategorized

#bookreview: Pugs of the Frozen North by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

Blurb: The Race to the Top of the World! It comes around once in a lifetime, and the prize? Your heart's desire. Shen and Sika can't resist the chance to win, but competition is fierce. The path to victory is littered with snow trolls, sea monsters, and a gang of particularly hungry yetis. But Shen… Continue reading #bookreview: Pugs of the Frozen North by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

Adult Fiction Reviews, Book Reviews, chicklit, Dawn O’Porter, Fiction, Rom Com, Uncategorized

#bookreview: The Cows -by Dawn O’Porter

Blurb: Fearlessly frank and funny, the debut adult novel from Dawn O’Porter is the book that everybody needs to read right now. COW [n.]/kaʊ/A piece of meat; born to breed; past its sell-by-date; one of the herd. Three women. A whole world of judgement.Tara, Cam and Stella are very different women. Yet in a society… Continue reading #bookreview: The Cows -by Dawn O’Porter

Adult Fiction Reviews, Book Reviews, classic, Fiction, Harper Lee, Uncategorized

#bookreview: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Blurb: 'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.' A lawyer's advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic novel - a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of… Continue reading #bookreview: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Adult Fiction Reviews, Book Reviews, Fiction, Gail Honeyman, Uncategorized

#bookreview: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Blurb: Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not how to live Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is… Continue reading #bookreview: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Adult Fiction Reviews, Book Reviews, Fiction, Yann Martel

#bookreview: Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Blurb: One boy, one boat, one tiger . . .After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, a solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a sixteen-year-old boy named Pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orang-utan - and a 450-pound Royal… Continue reading #bookreview: Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Childen's fiction, Fiction, Francesca Simon, Middle Grade, Picture Books, Preschool Books, Primary School reading, Tony Ross

#bookreview: ‘Horrid Henry and the Secret Club’ by Francesca Simon and ‘I want to be’ by Tony Ross

Blurb: Four stories about Henry, in which he has to face Nurse Needle for an injection, torments his brother Peter, creates havoc at his birthday party, and plans revenge when Moody Margaret won't let him into her secret club. Review: This was an enjoyable read with lots of laughs and mischief. Easy to read and… Continue reading #bookreview: ‘Horrid Henry and the Secret Club’ by Francesca Simon and ‘I want to be’ by Tony Ross