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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