Category Archives: Book Ideas

Using Kids books as a springboard for learning

New Books

I keep meaning to write regular posts about the books we find and enjoy and I never get around to writing them all.  So here are four of our current top books we have discovered. Coming Home by Michael Morpurgo … Continue reading

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The Drop in my Drink and The Pebble in my Pocket Review

The Drop in my Drink and The Pebble in my Pocket are two children’s books which look at the history of water on our planet and the history of Earth. If you are not teaching your kids about the Big … Continue reading

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The Scarecrow’s Wedding craft and writing

We have not done fun crafty story based activities for ages but I noticed the past week that my youngest has been reading and rereading The Scarecrows’ Wedding to himself so I thought it might be fun to use the … Continue reading

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Big Cat Reader – My Journey Across the Indian Ocean

I love finding good quality, interesting reading books for the kids and I especially love it when the books have a good positive message in them.  My Journey across the Indian Ocean: Band 17/Diamond (Collins Big Cat) is just that.  … Continue reading

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When story books become readers

I love that stage when the kids realise they can read their old story books and suddenly they end up replacing “readers” with fun kids story books.  Over the summer my son went through that stage and I must admit … Continue reading

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THE STORY OF LONDON – part of the Usborne Young Reading Series

My kids and I are slightly hooked on the Usborne Young Reading Series. They have so many great titles, written at just the right level for the kids (nothing too gruesome and frightening) and perfect for our current History phase … Continue reading

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Hello Nature Book for Children

We have a few birthdays coming up over the summer months and I often struggle to find really good presents for the birthday kids (turning 9/10 years).  I like to give them something that suits their interests and that has … Continue reading

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