Category Archives: Book Ideas

Using Kids books as a springboard for learning

The Last Wolf. Book and Free Resources

One of the books we choose to read this year was The Last Wolf by Michael Morpurgo. I am not quite certain how we got around to choosing it as one of our books – possibly because we enjoy Michael … Continue reading

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Horrible Histories Book Set

One of the things we have found tough about the lockdowns has been the limited library access. Both my kids are bookworms and although we use eBooks for learning they both find reading stories on a screen a bit exhausting, … Continue reading

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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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