Birthday books!

Unsurprisingly I received many books and general Harry Potter related birthday presents yesterday, one being the illustrates version of HP and the Philosopher’s Stone. I also got the award winning ‘The Lie Tree’ by Frances Hardinge which won the Costa book of the year. Can’t wait to start it – I’ve just got a few…

The read in!

Wow! What an evening! We had a read in after school today. Many of the teachers transformed their classrooms and read a story as children and their parents came to listen.  Dressed in PJs, I read part of Harry Potter and the Philsopher’s Stone as I sat in my version of the Great Hall, with…

It’s all going on in the library!

The picture says it all! New books in the library and Joe Craig is coming to visit us in a few weeks! So exciting! I haven’t ever read a Jimmy Coates story, but the children in #readingrocks promise me it’s a good series to get into. Out of the new books, I borrowed a Tin…

The Person Controller by David Baddiel

I really enjoyed The Parent Agency by David Baddiel, as you may know from another blog post, so I was very excited to see The Person Controller in the library. Baddiel’s second book did not disappoint. It was witty, silly and I never got bored. Sometimes the pace in a book can slow down and…

Christopher Mouse by William Wise

Thank you to Sophie who recommended this delightful little book. I normally choose the action/adventure books and generally I’m not that into cutesy animal books, but this really was something special. It’s all about a white mouse named Christopher who is swept from place to place, having a range of different owners. The kindhearted and…

The Wondercrump World of Roald Dahl at the Southbank centre

This looks like a great day out for anyone who is a fan of Roald Dahl. This exhibition includes a tour, interactive stations and loads of information about the writer himself as well as his books. It’s in London, so not necessrily accesible for all. From what I can see on the website, it is…

Excited is an understatement!

I have been waiting… The last time I purchased a Harry Potter book was many a year ago at Waterstones at midnight… Not dressed up I hasten to add – I didn’t go that far! But new stuff. Breathe. It’s going to be massive! Can’t wait to see the new script of Harry Potter and…

Websites!

Where do you go online to find out about books? Are there any good places which recommend you books according to what you have read already? I’ve been asked to do some research into good book websites and thought that you could all help! Obviously this website… But where else? I sometimes look at goodreads.com,…