I love to read books to baby girl, we have our reading time in the afternoons as I find before bedtime is a bit distracting for her. This week we have been reading Beautifully Different by Dana Salim. Beautifully Different is book 2 in Yousuf’s Everyday Adventures series. Book 1 is called Dreamland with Mommy and takes readers on a magical journey to dreamland.
The main aim of Beautifully Different is to help children understand that every single one of us is different and that’s what makes us beautiful.
I haven’t read a good dragon story for ages so when I was offered the chance to give Jorie and the Magic Stones by A.H Richardson a go I thought great I’d give it a go!
It’s a children’s adventure book, but you all know I love to read kids books as well, about a girl called Jorie who goes to live with her aunt and discovers a mysterious land beneath the Tarn.
You are in for a great adventure ride!
Today we are very excited to be on the blog tour for Little Mouse Helps Out by Finnish author Riikka Jäntti. You also have the chance to win a copy at the bottom of this post.
Read on to hear about Little Mouse’s adventures and what we thought.
I always make time for some reading in my hectic life, even if it’s just half and hour here and there. As we are about to pack up and move house this is one of my last book reviews for a while. I do have a couple more children’s book reviews in the pipe line coming up in the next week though.
I’m glad I left Seas of Snow as one of my last reviews, it has left me with lasting thoughts that I find are rare when reading nowdays.
In 1950s England, six-year-old Gracie Scott lives with her Mam and next door to her best friend Billy; she has never known her Da. When her Uncle Joe moves in, his physical abuse of Gracie’s mother starts almost immediately. But when his attentions wander to Gracie, an even more sinister pattern of behavior begins.
As Gracie grows older she finds solace and liberation in books, poetry, and her enduring friendship with Billy, with whom she escapes into the poetic fantasy worlds they create. But will fantasy be enough to save Gracie? Just how far will Uncle Joe’s psychopathic behavior go?
The story weaves between these events and the visits Billy pays many years later to an old friend, confused and dying in a hospice. It is here that he is forced to revisit the events of the past.
Seas of Snow is a haunting and psychological domestic drama with an unexpected twist and considerable emotional punch.
Many people will tell you that they haven’t picked up a book since school.
The curriculum requires kids to read heavy classics, and usually Shakespeare, too. For obvious reasons, these aren’t to everyone’s tastes. These one-off experiences can be enough to put you off for life. But, you shouldn’t let them.
Coming to reading later in life can be hugely rewarding. It’s the perfect way to fill your time. And, who doesn’t like to return to learning during their later years?
One thing’s for sure; books have plenty to teach. To kick start a love you can cling to, find your bookish niche.
But, how do you go about it?
The lovely Boolino books have sent us this fantastic little book to review. The great Farty Slob Beast is great fun and a book I’m sure all children will love. Written by Charlie Farley (love the name!!) and illustrated by Joe Barleymow.