What’s your favourite Michael Morpurgo book???

What? She’s asking us to choose just one favourite Michael Morpurgo book?! How on earth am I going to decide? Being a life long fan myself, I have read almost all of the books on this poll. In fact, I was given Kensuke’s Kingdom as a leaving gift from my primary school when I was in year 6!…

Out of My Mind, by Sharon M Draper

First and foremost, thank you to Maisie for recommending me this book. It was a fascinating read which I would highly recommend to those in Upper KS2 (there is an age suggestion on the back of 10+) This book is about a girl called Melody who has cerebral palsy. This condition, which she has had…

There’s always something new to find in the library…

Whilst browsing for a book recommended to me by Maisie, ‘Out of my mind’ by Sharon Draper, I had a look in the teenage section as I thought it could have been placed there. Although unable to find Draper’s book, I found a shelf which I had never noticed before – not a Narnia bookshelf/wardrobe/cupboard/door/anything…

New coins this year with Beatrix Potter and Shakespeare on!

Can’t wait to have Shakespeare and Beatrix Potter tributes in my purse! I love the idea of celebrating British literature in this way – it has just reminded me of the London 2012 opening ceremony for the Olympic Games where there was a massive Voldermort floating about with several people dressed up as Mary Poppins!…

The Magic Faraway Tree, by Enid Blyton

Although my trip to the library was not a success when I wanted to find a book in the ‘Faraway Tree’ series, I managed to find the second of Blyton’s four books in Sainsburys for £3.99. Unable to suppress my addition to buying books, I bought it with the excuse to my husband that I…

News Year’s resolutions

Happy New Year! Now is the time for a fresh start and to make promises to ourselves. This year, my book related resolutions are: – to read even more than last year; – to read a wider range of books; – to try and get more people sharing their favourite books on this blog and…

Paddington!

I don’t recall ever reading a Paddington book as a child, although I have always known of him. Last year, I watched the film and was surprised how special and comforting this children’s film was and how beautifully innocent Paddington was.  It was a fantastic watch and I would recommend it to anyone old or…