Making time at the weekend

It is tricky to fit everything in at the weekend and we often just read before going to sleep. But I’m trying to schedule in time to get into some books and I think that I could spare at least half an hour. The weekend shouldn’t all be about chores! The only danger is that…

Jacqueline Wilson has a creative writing competition!

Enjoy writing? Have a story idea that you’ve been thinking about for a while but you just haven’t got it down? I’ve just seen that Jacqueline Wilson has her own writing competition this year for 7-12 year olds. I know that many of you really enjoy her books, in fact I was only talking about…

The never ending pile of books… Love it!

So many books. I put them in order of what I should read next. Inevitably they shift around when I accidentally buy a book or ten, or come back from the library with a stash. Current state of my bedside table:

The Accidental Prime Minister by Tom McLaughlin

I was reminded of this book when we had world book day. A girl at my school was dressed up as the main character, Joe, with her ‘Hats for Cats’ rosette on. We got chatting about our costumes and books and she recommended that I give The Accidental Prime Minister a go. I remember looking…

A visit from Joe Craig!

At Woodlands Junior School today we were very lucky to meet Joe Craig, the author of the highly popular Jimmy Coates series. Although we only briefly met over lunch in the staff room and later chatted before taking a quick selfie, I felt very lucky to meet him. I bought the first in the Jimmy…

Tin Tin and The Black Island by Herge

Comics are a great way to get into reading if you are not too keen on reading and like illustrations. If that’s you, why not have a go at the classic Tin Tin stories. I really enjoyed reading this story which was action packed, filled with action and adventure, not to mention some nasty villains!…

Hannah recommends!

I’ve been told by avid reader Hannah that I should have a go at some of the following books. I’m popping to the library later, so I’ll see if I can find some of them. So that other readers can see what she recommended, I’ve put her little summaries below. I did put her on…