Category: Book Reviews

Reviews of books we have read!

Parragon Book Review – A Treasury of Christmas Stories and Songs

Another book arrived from Parragon that I must tell you about. Unfortunately it didn’t arrive soon enough for me to tell you about it before Christmas but it is so lovely I had to tell you anyway! The book is ‘A Treasury of Christmas Stories and Songs’, I don’t like to judge books by the …

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#Parragon Review

We love being a Parragon Book Buddy as we get to try a new read every month and get to add to the children’s bookshelf regularly.   They love reading and we love building them a little library where they can choose what they would like to read. For this post I have two Parragon …

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The spirit of Christmas – Book Review

It’s Christmas!  Well, not quite but I know you are all starting to think about it! ‘There’ll be carols and candy canes and sparkling presents under the tree! But what about children whose families have no presents to give? Kind-hearted Drew wants to help them – but how? A magical story of how one little …

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Book Review – Marshmallows for Martians

For tonight’s bedtime reading Daddy, Monkey and Mouse settled down with Marshmallows for Martians from Egmont. “Join George, a young and courageous explorer as he blasts into space, determined to find out what kind of sweets Martians like best. With his homemade rocket and map of the stars, George is sure the Martians will be easy …

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Away in my aeroplane – #Parragon Review

“Riding along in my airplane, I wave to the sun, I should to the rain. Then with a roar of my motors that drowns me out, I dash straight up in the air and wheel about.” See the birds way up high and the people way down below in this rhyme full of movement, wonder, …

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The Fish with the Deep Sea Smile – Review

Parragon bring to you a fab story from best selling children’s author Margaret Wise Brown.  The fish with the Deep Blue smile, of a family’s quest to find the fish with the deep sea smile! The front cover screams ‘read me’ with it’s lovely blue background and the big orange fish looking at you! It …

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The Funny Fingers – Book review

The latest book to hit our book shelf is ‘The Funny Fingers’ from Egmont Publishing.  The book follows an oddball family of fingers on their journey for laughter. The terrible toes are the neighbours who don’t like the sound of laughing and try to make it stop!   Along their way the funny fingers turn …

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The Sleepy Train – Book Review

We had another book delivery from Parragon and it was lovely to come back from our break to new reading material! “Driver’s engine, clean and smart, Whistle blows, it’s time to start, Wheels are turning, lights aglow, ‘All aboard, and off we go!’ Join Bear and his friends on the cozy little Sleepy Train as …

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How to Catch a Star – Review and Competition

We have read a few of Oliver Jeffers books and we have loved them, he has a lovely way of writing that keeps the children stuck to the book the whole way through and they often ask to read again straight away.  This year has seen the 10th anniversary of ‘How to Catch a Star’ …

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Hold That Thought Milton – Book Review

You will have seen us review books from Parragon before, we love the range and was very happy when another one arrived for us to enjoy! Hold that thought Milton comes from winner author Linda Ravin Lodding. It follows Milton who has a lot on his mind and he is trying to tell someone, anyone….but …

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