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Booktalk and Reading Buddy

Booktalk and Reading Buddy

Our #RR_North Headline Sponsors are joining us tomorrow for our #RR_Chat at 8:30pm. They've chosen Booktalk as the hot topic of conversation.     Here, RR Friend James Clements writes about the importance of Book...

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#TheLostWords Challenge Cards

#TheLostWords Challenge Cards

  Do you love Autumn? Isn't it a great time of year to get outdoors and experience the wonder of nature? I love October! Earlier this week my Twitter timeline was full of glorious tweets about poetry - what...

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When two books fly into your world!

When two books fly into your world!

Books to me are not finite objects to think of alone. Much like the 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon, books link us to others, to other books, to ideas and questions. So I love it when two books come along that are just meant to be next to each other on the bookshelf! Let's...

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Nurturing Nature Appreciation @LittleTigerUK

Nurturing Nature Appreciation @LittleTigerUK

As I sat with my morning brew, watching my regular visitors, the starlings, feed in my garden, I thought today was a good day to share this pair of lovely books. Each page has a sturdy lift-the-flap feature, giving an...

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Kaya’s Heart Song 💜 @lantanapub

Kaya’s Heart Song 💜 @lantanapub

Boom taktak boom taktak boom Shick shak shook Do you know your heart song? Join me, through the vines (gorgeous end pages), to meet Kaya and Pak, as we learn about mindfulness. Kaya, a young, curious girl, watches...

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Can you offer a Reading Gift?

Can you offer a Reading Gift?

   Can you offer a Reading Gift? Can you help us by gifting a signed copy of one of your books?  We’ll use it as a prize in a Baffle (a book raffle) to help build a library in Mozambique.   WomenEd...

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And the winner is……Blue Planet 2!

And the winner is……Blue Planet 2!

Did you watch Blue Planet 2? It was a massive hit in our house. Fair to say we were mesmerised and captivated. Now with a surfer in our household we are already highly aware of the plastic problem, highlighted by Surfers Against Sewage. So when this problem was raised...

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When we share books, we share something of ourselves…

When we share books, we share something of ourselves…

When we share books, we share something of ourselves. Where books are living, books are delicately weaved in and out of real life. Life breathes into our book tastes and our reading into real life. I thought, what better way to start the year than with books that...

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Dinosaurs – a #NNFN Special #RRBlog

Dinosaurs – a #NNFN Special #RRBlog

Now, I'll admit, I wasn't the biggest fan of dinosaurs until my daughter came along. She is a mini paleontologist. Now, however, I most certainly know my Parasaurolophus from my Pachyrhinosuarus! I'm sure you can all think of a child who loves dinosaurs. They are...

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Hamster Sitter Wanted

Hamster Sitter Wanted

http://www.maverickbooks.co.uk/portfolio/hamster-sitter-wanted/ This is a lovely, funny picture book with some great word play. This would be a great read-aloud in EYFS settings and a nice independent read in KS1. The...

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The More-ness Of Reading by @thatboycanteach

The More-ness Of Reading by @thatboycanteach

Aidan Severs shares the essence of his #ReadingRocks_17 workshop. The purpose of reading What is the purpose of reading? Most people would say that we read for enjoyment and to learn. There will be those who think some books are for enjoying, and some are for learning...

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