Category Archives: Book Ideas

Using Kids books as a springboard for learning

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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Getting started on the Middle Ages with a book

It feels like it has been ages since we had a History topic (dance shows and two bouts of chickenpox are the main culprits) but finally both kids have latched onto a new time period – The Middle Ages.  I … Continue reading

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Rescuing Rhino

My parents recently bought the kids a lovely book called Rescuing Rhino.  It is a very sweet children’s story about an orphaned rhino and how he was rescued by a vet and raised by the vet’s family. The story is … Continue reading

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What’s that Building – a Big Cat reader

I love discovering interesting new reading books.  But I must admit upfront that we have often found the different reading series a bit boring, as a result we normally pick library books based on what looks interesting and we often … Continue reading

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