Category: The Reading Corner

Book Review: Rocking and Reading with Jungle Jam

Like most children, my girls love listening to stories and always run to the bookshelf to pick out a book for bedtime. So when we were asked to review a new children’s book, I couldn’t say no. We were kindly sent a copy of Jungle Jam, which tells the tale of Mikey the Monkey’s trip through the jungle and all the animal friends he encounters along the way – each playing a different instrument.


As soon as Clara saw it she kept asking us to read the ‘monkey book’, and we’ve since read it a few times (and as we usually have to read ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ every single night, trust me, this has made a nice change!)  (more…)

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Book Review: City Atlas for Children

Izzy received this beautiful City Atlas courtesy of Wide Eyed Editions. The book contains beautifully illustrated maps of 30 cities across the world, and each map includes images of famous landmarks, things associated with that city and interesting facts.

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Happy World Book Day!

Today is World Book Day. We don’t have anything planned – Izzy didn’t even have to dress up for pre school – but I’m sure we will make time later to read a few stories. I wanted to share with you some story-themed posts: (more…)

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Book Review: Alfie and Grandma, by Shirley Hughes

We were lucky enough to be sent the new Shirley Hughes children’s book to review by Penguin Random House.

The book contains three previously published stories – Looking for Winnie, A Journey to the North Pole and Lost Sheep – which have been brought together in a new collection focusing on Alfie’s adventures at Grandma’s House.

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Book Review: The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name

The ‘Lost My Name’ books tell the story of a child who wakes up one day and has lost their name – so they set off in search of it meeting a host of wonderful characters along the way. Each one gives the child a letter which then spells out their name.P1090713 (more…)

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