How can I gift my son my most precious possession - a love of reading?
One Year On – Thoughts and Thanks
The one year anniversary for this blog! Thanks and warm bookish greetings to all!
Coda: Silver Linings
An evening that could have gone wrong, and a thank you to books, and the people who create them.
Returning to discover something new
On the joy of rediscovery; new meaning from old friends.
Returning to a Bookshop After Over a Year
Stepping inside, breathing in the ink and paper.
Bridging the Atlantic Book Divide: Intro
Children's books on either side of the Atlantic differ - a lot. A series to introduce old and new friends.
The Creative Act of Reading Aloud – adlibbing as you go
I like to adlib as I read. When we know a book well, I might add an aside – Watch out, So-and-So! – or we quote one of our favourite Mo Willems books – that is really not a good idea. Very quickly, the children have taken over and are warning the characters. We know … Continue reading The Creative Act of Reading Aloud – adlibbing as you go
Longing for Spring and for Renewal – book reviews
Snowy weather turns my thoughts - and our reading - to seeds and growth and Spring, and the families we want to share it with.
To Fairy Tale (or not to Fairy Tale)? – a second bite
Some good collections, the line between fantasy and reality, some weird play and using Sleeping Beauty to teach consent.
To Fairy Tale or Not to Fairy Tale?
We are a household divided when it comes to fairy tales. My husband really dislikes a number of the well-known ones. Disliked them as a child. Still dislikes them. I try to be the one to read them (though he bravely reads on). We’ve taken the view that whatever we think of an individual story, … Continue reading To Fairy Tale or Not to Fairy Tale?
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