The very unique Book of Everyone review and giveaway

book-of-everyone

I saw the Book of Everyone featured on blogs last year and had it on my list of present ideas for people. Of course, then I forgot about it until the Book of Everyone asked me to choose a book to review. And with 40th birthdays coming up, it was the perfect time to check out the website and make a decision of which book to buy. The Book of Everyone is a book I’ve never seen before. You choose… Continue Reading “The very unique Book of Everyone review and giveaway”

I-Spy books – the activity book relaunch

i-spy books

When I was a child I had an i-spy book of horses. I loved that little book, having been bought it at Banbury Museum just after moving to the area. I didn’t really manage to tick off many of the horses, but I loved it all the same. So when I heard that I-Spy books were being relaunched this summer, it made me smile. I jumped at the chance to take a look and try the modern versions out ourselves.… Continue Reading “I-Spy books – the activity book relaunch”

The Oxfordshire Cook Book for food and local lovers

Win The oxfordshire cook book

June saw the launch of a new cookbook local to me, The Oxfordshire Cook Book. Loving local eateries and produce, I’ve bee able to support the launch and I have one books to giveaway on the blog to one lucky reader.  This is the 11th in the range of ‘Get Stuck in’ regional books from Meze Publishing. The Oxfordshire Cook Book has brought together local chefs, restaurants, and producers to share knowledge, recipes and some of the best places to… Continue Reading “The Oxfordshire Cook Book for food and local lovers”

Discovering spaces and planes with Shine-a-light books – giveaway

shine-a-light books

We’ve not done any book reviews for a while.  We’re still both reading – I completed my 2015 52 book challenge back in October, and N’s still loving his books.  Now phonics teaching has started, I’m expecting him to be reading simple words after, if not by Christmas.  Exciting times. Recently we were sent a couple of new books from the shine-a-light books range.  I’ve not come across these before, but they’re definitely a new and unique concept. In the… Continue Reading “Discovering spaces and planes with Shine-a-light books – giveaway”

Pumpkins Pumpkins Everywhere – getting ready for Halloween

Pumpkins pumpkins everywhere

Apart from books from school, we’ve not had many new books for N recently.  I think he’s generally really happy with repeating the rest of the books he has already.  But we were sent Pumpkins Pumpkins Everywhere as our next Parragon Book Buddies read. N does like a themed book at certain times of the year (he’s already had out the Christmas books!), so he’s been quite interested in this one as we’ve been able to talk about Halloween and… Continue Reading “Pumpkins Pumpkins Everywhere – getting ready for Halloween”

Spot a Lot Animals jigsaw and book from Parragon Books

spot a lot book reading

We’ve not done any book reviews for a while.  It’s mostly because N’s not being interested in new books – he just wants us to read Biff and Chip. Oh, how I wish I’d never bought the set for him. Fingers crossed it’s not the book system they use at school. I was surprised therefore, how quick he was to pick up the box that Parragon Books’ latest offering came in.  Spot a Lot Animals attracted him straight away.  I… Continue Reading “Spot a Lot Animals jigsaw and book from Parragon Books”

Baking with Bake to Black recipe book

Bake in Black recipe book

I love cake.  It’s one of my downfalls, with chocolate, pastries, biscuits…oh just food in general. But cake is something that the whole of our house like.  Unlike other foods which the OH will faff over and not eat if I buy them, cake will pretty much always get eaten (unless it’s ‘too dry’.  He’s fussy, just warm it up and eat it with cream, custard or ice cream to soften it!). As I’ve written many times before, we’re also… Continue Reading “Baking with Bake to Black recipe book”

Books update for March

March books update

Ok, so I’m a bit late with my books update for March, but I’m pleased to say that I’m back reading regularly, and even (vaguely) managed to find some time alongside it for some crochet too.  I did think I’d not read much, but I finished 4 books in March so I’m still on track with my target of 52 books this year.  I’ve also been reading proper books as well as e-books.  I will reduce my paperback ‘to read’… Continue Reading “Books update for March”

Learning by quiz with Brain Factor

brain factor age 4-5 fan

I’m all for getting N to do learn, although he’s not that keen on sitting down for a length of time and focused learning.  Anything that’s in bitesize fun pieces works much better, especially if they grow with him. We were asked to review Brain Factor which are like quiz books based on age.  I thought these looked brilliant because of their size and opportunity to use them anywhere. The fans are age specific, coming in 3-4, 4-5, 5-6, 6-7.… Continue Reading “Learning by quiz with Brain Factor”

Back to books – February update

books round up february 2015

It’s taken me a while to get round to publishing my February books round up.  I only read 4 books after a busy January, but am still on track for my 52 book challenge this year.  I’ve got a few days off next week so I’m sure I’ll be catching up on my reading then. Especially if I’m short on wifi access. Here’s last month’s books round up. Road to Rouen – Ben Hatch I loved Ben’s first book Are… Continue Reading “Back to books – February update”