It would seems that people are always looking for new first chapter books for readers who are looking for some that’s still highly-illustrated and engaging, but also a little wordier. Fear not, I have a brand new selection of titles which might just fit the bill! If you still more suggestions, click here. These would … Continue reading Further Fabulous First Chapter Books
Welcome to the great big #BearHuntBooksHunt Quiz! It’s time for a mega children’s book quiz for you and your families or pupils to enjoy. Spilt into three age categories, across three blogs, with three brilliant bookish prizes. Make sure you visit them all! Tuesday 12th May: Quiz for 7-8 year olds hosted by independent book … Continue reading It’s the #BearHuntBooksHunt Middle Grade Book Quiz!
Today it’s my turn to cheerlead for one of the brilliant nominees for the Federation of Children’s Book Groups (FCBG) Children’s Book Award. The finalists were chosen by the children in the book groups and the overall winners are voted for by their readers. As a fan of funny books, I was asked to represent … Continue reading Vote ‘Funny Kid Stand Up,’ by Matt Stanton for the FCBG Children’s Book Awards!
Are you getting bored of doing the same old things and playing the same old games? Are you fed-up watching tv or playing on your games console? Then this is the book for you - and you could WIN it right here! Just comment below with the name of your favourite game or activity to … Continue reading ‘The Anti-Boredom Book of Brilliant Outdoor Things to Do,’ by Andy Seed, illustrated by Scott Garrett.
To celebrate the cinematic release of J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' Buster Books have very generously given me a beautiful hardback edition of their monstrous colouring book, 'The Book of Beasts.' It's absolutely packed with brilliant illustrations of mythical and magical creatures from around the globe, with fascinating facts about them … Continue reading ‘The Book of Beasts – Colour and Discover’ Giveaway
A Halloween must-have for all would-be monster hunters aged 9-11 years old (or above). But BEWARE , this horrifying handbook is only for the very bravest of readers... Lurking within the pages of this terrifying tome are loads of tips and trivia about ghosts, ghouls and zombies (to name but a few.) A humorous guide … Continue reading ‘The Horror Handbook,’ by Paul van Loon, illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
As the season changes from Summer to Autumn, I'd like to introduce you to some brilliant books about the natural kingdom. Children always seem to fascinated by the world around them, particularly creepy-crawlies and wildlife. The books featured in this blog post will inspire children to go outside and hunt out the plants and creatures … Continue reading Natural Wonders of the Bookish World
Welcome to my stop on the Blog Tour for the daring 'Poppy Pym and the Double Jinx' by Laura Wood and thank you to Scholastic for inviting me to take part. Double, double, toil and trouble.... Mystery is afoot in the sleepy town of Brimwell so naturally, Poppy and her friends decide to investigate. But … Continue reading ‘Poppy Pym and the Double Jinx,’ by Laura Wood.
We are thrilled to be kicking off the blog tour for the fabulous Karen McCombie's newest book, 'The Whispers of Wilderwood Hall,' with an awesome giveaway! **One lucky reader is in with the chance to win themselves a brand new copy of this brilliant book! To be in with a chance of winning, all you … Continue reading ‘The Whispers of Wilderwood Hall,’ By Karen McCombie
Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin...... Picture your perfect spot to read. Does it look like this... or this... or maybe this...? Unfortunately for the little chap in Leigh Hodgkinson's latest beautiful picture book, he just can't find a comfortable place to settle down with his book and growing collection of friends. A variety … Continue reading ‘Are You Sitting Comfortably?’ by Leigh Hodgkinson
Hello there readers! Did you know that on Thursday 3rd March 2016 it was World Book Day? Some of you might have been given a voucher by your school which will let you get an awesome book, totally free!!! We've been busy collecting and reading those books to share with you now. Which one will … Continue reading World Book Day 2016 KS2 Special
Hello there readers! Did you know that on Thursday 3rd March 2016 it was World Book Day? Some of you might have been given a voucher by your school which will let you get an awesome book, totally free!!! We've been busy collecting and reading those books to share with you now. Which one will … Continue reading World Book Day 2016 KS1 Special!
'Christmas with the Savages' is the tale of prim and proper Evelyn, who would rather talk to adults than play with children. She's not impressed to discover she has to play with the Savages - the unruly grandchildren of her mother's friend, Lady Tamerlane. Just follow the link below to find out how to win this … Continue reading WIN – ‘Christmas with the Savages’ by Mary Clive
Tom Gates is a master of excuses, expert doodler, comic story writer extraordinaire – and the bane of his grumpy teacher, Mr Fullerman. If you love the Tom Gates series (by L. Pichon), you'll want to enter this giveaway being run by Scholastic Book Club. http://clubs-kids.scholastic.co.uk/clubs_content/30705
Use your Jedi skills to win a special bundle of awesome Star Wars books. Follow the link below for details: https://www.thebookpeople.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/qs_content1_tbp?storeId=10001&catalogId=10051&langId=100&title=&spotName=wl_competitions_Star_Wars_Giveaway May the force be with you. Library Girl.
News has just reached us via our supersonic listening devices that Usborne Books are offering one lucky winner £100 pounds worth of their best-selling books. http://www.usborne.com/things-to-do/usborne-prize-draw.aspx Good luck! Library Girl and Book Boy.
'Old School' is the tenth book in the best-selling 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' series by Jeff Kinney. Can Greg survive when he's forced to give up all his electronic gadgets? Waterstones are giving you the opportunity to win games for an 'Old School' Christmas. Click on the link below to enter: https://www.waterstones.com/competition/win-an-old-school-ch?utm_source=kidsroundup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=161115
*Time is running out to win this action-packed graphic novel.Enter now!* The end is nigh. Apocalypse has dawned. Everyone has gone … except for our heroes: Brownie, Apollo and their ragtag group of strays. Win a copy of this laugh-filled graphic novel by visiting: http://worldbookday.com/competitions/win-3-copies-of-apocalypse-meaow-meaow/ Can the feline heroes find food before it's too late? … Continue reading Win ‘Apocalypse Miaow Miaow’ by James Proimos III