Category Archives: Book Ideas

Using Kids books as a springboard for learning

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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How Plants Work – a stunning children’s book

Earlier this year I spotted this  children’s book at Costco and grabbed it – How Plants Work.  We already had one of the books in the series – How the Weather Works –  so I was fairly confident it would … Continue reading

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Pompeii – Usborne Young Reading Series

Last year when I was looking for some new reading books for my daughter I bought her a copy of Pompeii (Young Reading (Series 3)) (Young Reading Series Three). The day the book arrived she sat down and read it … Continue reading

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