Book plans for my trip to America…

I’ve entered the 21st century and got a Kindle! I’m not too sure at the moment… It is a bit heavier than I thought. We did have a discussion before on this blog about e-books and hard copies and the hard copies won, but I thought I’d give it a go. I can’t wait to…

Jimmy Coates – Target!

I was very fortunate to be sent the second Jimmy Coates story by the author himself, which made reading it all the more exciting! As soon as I opened the book, the distinctive font took me back to the first in the series. What would happen to Jimmy this time? There were so many unanswered…

Meeting Katherine Woodfine

I was very excited to visit the Sevenoaks bookshop yesterday to meet Katherine Woodfine and buy her latest books. Entering the busy bookshop, I felt a buzz of excitement in the air… Trying out an assortment of hats a la Sinclair’s department store style, children queued to chat with Katherine and get their books signed…

My Brother is a Superhero by David Solomons

I have been meaning to read My Brother is a Superhero by David Solomons ever since I heard that it won the Waterstones Children’s book of the year award. The main character, Luke, is a scatty young man obsessed with superheros. Luke misses out on being given superpowers by an alien whilst he is in the…

#readingrocks book club

Another successful book club today. I managed to check in with regular visitors and some new ones too about what we have enjoyed reading and what we are thinking about reading next. Time Travelling with a Hamster Phoebe in year 5 has managed to finish Time Travelling with a Hamster by Ross Welford. She really…

Books and films in the library

There’s the age old debate of whether should read a book before you see the film version. Most hard core reading fans would say read the book first – I would always recommend this. When reading a book you are fully immersed into the world that the book is set in, which is important even if…

Leicester City win the cup – Morpurgo writes a fairytale!

It has been everywhere in the news – underdogs Leicester City have won the premier league! I know that some year 4s are writing an article on the team in writing club and I can’t wait to learn more about their road to success. But it looks like it isn’t just some year 4s writing about…

The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands

What. A. Book. I absolutely love it from start to finish. It is one of those books that you just can’t put down and accidentally end up reading in the early hours of the morning…  Check out this book trailer and you’ll see what I mean: This book is set in London in the 1600s….

What I’ve just read and what I’m reading now…

Over this bank holiday weekend I finished Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands which was AMAZING! I will be writing a more formal review soon. I’m now onto the winner of the Waterstones children’s book prize, My Brother is a Superhero by David Solomons. I’m 50 pages in and I’m really enjoying it. Lots of the…

Attack of the Demon Dinner Ladies by Pamela Butchart

There is a plethora of funny children’s books out at the moment and award winning Pam Butchart is one of the authors grabbing the attention of many children on the lookout for laughs. Whilst out shopping, for books of course, I kept on noticing the striking covers of Butchart’s books illustrated by Thomas Flintham. I know…