Mary Norton

The Borrowers

Author: Mary Norton | Publisher: Puffin Classics I only have 10 or 11 books left to complete my Book Dragon Challenge; one of the categories left till last was “a book you hated as a child”, because I really struggled to think of a book I didn’t like as a child! You only really remember… Continue reading The Borrowers

Brian Jacques, Jen Williams, Michael McClung, Mick Wall, Oliver Jeffers, S.A. Chakraborty

August: Month in Review

In case anyone noticed, I’ve been away for a while. I started a new job, a new side business, summer happened, and our living situation went to s**t. I still read some, but not a lot, and pretty much everything had to take a back seat while I “did life”. While I was gone, surprisingly,… Continue reading August: Month in Review

Barbara Cooney, Dyan Sheldon

Children’s Books with Eco Themes

Since I’m doing a zero waste week, I wanted to find some great children’s books which would fit with that theme. Ultimately, while we all need to do our part, I think it’s so important that children understand these issues - and books are a fantastic way of supporting that learning. Author: Dyan Sheldon |… Continue reading Children’s Books with Eco Themes

Brigitte Minne


Author: Brigitte Minne | Publisher: Book Island Rosemary is bored of being a fairy. She’d much rather be a witch. Much to the disapproval of her mother she takes off to spend time with the witches in the dark wood. Rosemary thoroughly enjoys her new life as a witch but eventually decides to take the… Continue reading Witchfairy


Book Bingo – Winner Announcement & Final Wrap-Up

Thank you everyone for playing December Book Bingo! It’s been great to see what you read, and I’ve had a lot of fun trying to tick off all the categories myself! Needless to say, I didn’t entirely manage it… Christmas got in the way (bah humbug!). But! I did manage to finish with 190 points.… Continue reading Book Bingo – Winner Announcement & Final Wrap-Up

Ellie Daines, Jaco Jacobs, Karen S. Robbins

The Quick Review: Children’s Books

  This is a new feature for me. I've seen it on other people's blogs, where they do short reviews of several books. Maybe their ARCs, or on a topic. I like it: it's straight to the point, you see a few different books, and I invariably find something I want to read. It just… Continue reading The Quick Review: Children’s Books