Books

  • Books I Read in January

    admin February 8, 2019

    It’s not often I can say that I had a fantastic reading month but that was certainly the case in January. What a start to my reading year! I loved almost every single book I picked up and that makes me so excited for the…

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  • Books I Read in May…

    admin June 15, 2018

    It never fails to astound me when I come to sit and write these monthly posts…how can another month have gone by already?!  We are now halfway through the year and I am so not prepared for it to be June!  That said, I do…

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  • Books I Read in April…Part Two

    admin May 24, 2018

    I decided to split this post into two as I really enjoyed all the books I read in April and talking about each one concisely was always going to prove to be tricky!  If you want to see Part One of the books I read…

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  • Books I Read in April…Part One

    admin May 23, 2018

    You’d have thought that after my mammoth reading month in March, that I might have taken it a little easy on myself during April but it turned out to not be the case at all.  If anything, it spurred me on to have another great…

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  • Books I Read in March…

    admin April 20, 2018

    Despite the fact that March was a heck of a lot busier than I had been expecting, when it came to reading I had a stellar reading month finishing 9 books in total.  Part of the reason for that was because I joined in with a…

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  • Books I Read in February…

    admin March 10, 2018

    Ah, February.  I can’t say that I’ve ever really felt the impact of a month being shorter than the others before, apart from this February when I only managed to read four books.  Six is usually my average and I feel like I might have…

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  • Top 5 Books For 6-8 Years ǀ Raising Readers

    admin February 28, 2018

    I know in my last Raising Readers post I talked about the top 5 picture books for children aged 5-9 years so it might seem strange that I have altered the ages here to talk about books for children aged 6-8 years.  The simple answer…

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  • Books I Read In January…

    admin February 4, 2018

    Four books in January might not seem a lot but when you’ve got plenty of other things going on, it’s actually a fairly decent amount!  I’d say six is an average number for me so I was just behind that, although I am also making…

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  • Top 5 Picture Books for 3-8 Years ǀ Raising Readers

    admin January 31, 2018

    I love picture books.  They are classic and timeless and can appeal to children (and adults) of all ages.  Even now, though Meg and Eli are pushing the age bracket I have suggested above, they still find enjoyment in sitting down with myself or James…

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  • Top 5 Board Books for Babies and Preschoolers ǀ Raising Readers

    admin January 24, 2018

    In my post last Wednesday I talked about why I think it is important that we encourage our children to read and some tips on how we can raise readers.  Today I am going to begin a series of posts where I recommend some favourite…

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  • Raising A Reader ǀ Tips For Getting Your Children To Read

    Jess McGlynn January 17, 2018

    I’m going to open this blog post by acknowledging that reading for pleasure isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.  We don’t all always want to reach for the written word when we need to escape from the craziness of every day life and that is perfectly…

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