Category Archives: Book Ideas

Using Kids books as a springboard for learning

Dolphins! Animal Chapter book for Kids

Earlier this year my son read and thoroughly enjoyed the Sharks animal chapter book so I bought him the dolphin one as well. This is now our fourth animal planet chapter book and we have enjoyed every one and are … Continue reading

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How Mountains Are Made

After watching a Planet Earth episode my son decided he wanted to relook at how mountains are formed. So while we were at the library picking up reserved books we quickly went to search for a mountain book and he … Continue reading

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Animal Diaries

On a recent library trip we spotted an interesting looking book Shark (Animal Diaries) and with my son’s current fascination of sharks we immediately borrowed it.  It is such a brilliant book that I have since gone back and borrowed … Continue reading

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Freedom for Bron. An Anglo-Saxon story

With our Anglo-Saxon theme I feel like we have stuck to the migration of the Angles, Saxons and Jutes, the fighting and the different Kings  but for whatever the reason the kids have not been that interested in the lifestyle … Continue reading

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Winter of the Wolves – Anglo-Saxon Fiction

I recently mentioned that my kids have become fascinated by the Anglo-Saxon time period.  And if there is one thing I learnt last year it was the power of finding good Historical Fiction books for the kids to read.  A … Continue reading

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The Secret Dinosaur – Giants Awake !

Last week we unexpectedly received the first of the Dinotek Adventure Books in the post (I had requested an Anglo-Saxon book from the  publisher and they included the Dinotek book as an extra).  Now I had never heard of or … Continue reading

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Night Zookeeper. The Penguins of Igloo City

Last year my son read the first two Night Zookeeper books (The Giraffes of the Whispering Woods and The Lioness of Fire Desert) and loved them. He enjoyed the whole idea of the Night Zookeeper – a young boy who … Continue reading

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