One Year On – Thoughts and Thanks

A year ago today, I launched this blog, posting my first book reviews – two books that remain firm favourites, We’re Riding on a Caravan and Maybe Something Beautiful – and taking a step into the (for me) novel and somewhat intimidating waters of the online bookworld. I would say this blog has been both more fun and more work than I had anticipated. I have adored the chance to interact with authors and illustrators on Twitter (@booksforourkids) so thank you to those who took the time to read my reviews and reply – and a particular thank you to Rajani LaRocca whose books are wonderful (see here and here) and who is always so lovely on Twitter!

Thanks to my lovely guest contributors, Victoria, Joseph (and Noah) and Sunil who have written and shared and spread the word.

Heartfelt thanks to all of you, my readers, friends – there is such joy in sharing books we have loved and hoping you love them too.

With Christmas and a birthday in our house in the last month, we are fortunate to have many new books working their way into our hearts. The 4 year-old remains dedicated to retellings of fairy tales – but is branching out into Norse myths, the more violent the better, it seems. The now 8 year-old has been busy with new books about ancient Egypt and drawing (sometimes at the same time) and has just finished Chitra Soundar’s latest in her Prince Veeru and Suku series, A Sliver of Moon and a Shard of Truth. And both have been giggling through the first of Annie Barrows’ Ivy + Bean books, illustrated by Sophie Blackall, recommended to us by a friend.

So welcome, thank you, do be in touch – we’re busy reading so more posts soon!

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