Category Archives: Book Ideas

Using Kids books as a springboard for learning

Toad in Troubled Waters

Both my kids love the Wind in the Willows.  We have an audio copy of the book and I have taken out a few different versions of the story from our local library for the kids to read.  They love … Continue reading

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Animal Planet Chapter Book on Snakes

I may have mentioned over a million times by now how much my son loves anything and everything to do with animals.  He loves playing games with animals, reading books about them and watching all kinds of documentaries on them.  … Continue reading

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Inky’s Great Escape

This has to be one of my new favourite story books that I have discovered – Inky’s Great Escape is all about an octopus escaping from an aquarium and is based on the true story of an octopus in New … Continue reading

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Viking Fiction makes fun learning

One of my son’s Christmas presents was a the set of How to Train your Dragon books written by Cressida Cowell.  I must admit that I when I ordered the set I was not sure if it was going to … Continue reading

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Bee Boy – Fun Reading

We were recently given a copy of a newish story – Bee Boy Clash of the Killer Queens.  As soon as I saw this book I knew my youngest was going to love it and he DID.  The very first … Continue reading

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Flight of the Honey Bee

I am always amazed at how our little themes seem to just pop up.  And they often have nothing to do with me trying to plan, it is normally the kids finding something interesting.  We seem to have stumbled onto … Continue reading

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Tiger Dead, Tiger Dead and As You Like It.

Strange Heading I know but these are our two latest favourites from the BIG CAT reading series.  We don’t follow a set reading scheme as such we tend to dip in and out of different ones and select books that … Continue reading

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