Category Archives: Book Ideas

Using Kids books as a springboard for learning

English Literature Update – Black Beauty

Over the summer I wrote a number of “starting Year 7” posts where I mentioned the different resources that we were planning on using. So I thought I would give an update on one item that is proving to be … Continue reading

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The Tap Dancing Pigeon of Covent Garden Book Review

This book is a bit young for my kids but I liked the message included in the book and since one of my neighbours is the author I offered to write a review on the book. When I first heard … Continue reading

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Way of the Waves – A Viking Mystery for Kids

Last year my kids were introduced to Alva – a feisty Viking girl who was brave but kind, not one to conform to the traditional views of girls and she even had a pet wolf. (Yes a pet wolf and … Continue reading

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Time Hunters. Fun adventure stories with a bit of History

I have mentioned a few times that my youngest is NOT as big a history fan as his older sister but he does like reading and I discovered with the How to Train Your Dragon books – if I find … Continue reading

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DK Insect Book

In May my son spotted this DK Insect book at our local library and we immediately borrowed it. It turned out to be a little gem of insect facts for my son. He has poured over this book, page by … Continue reading

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Warrior Monkeys – a fun read

Last week we received some books from Oxford University Press and included in our little parcel was Warrior Monkeys and the Volcano Adventure. My son picked it up and read it cover to cover. For me that is the magic … Continue reading

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Everest Book Review

Last month I was searching for some new interesting books for my son, I wanted something with a bit of an adventure, an expedition of sorts but a real-life story for him (He likes books written about fascinating real-life expeditions). … Continue reading

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