Children’s book review: Find Tom In Time: Ancient Rome

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) This week’s children’s book review is all about Find Tom In Time: Ancient Rome. It was published by Nosy Crow and it can be purchased on Amazon*. A brilliantly fun search-and-find puzzle book for children from 6+, developed in consultation with the British Museum. Tom’s not only lost in time, he’s lost his cat, too! Can you find Tom and his naughty cat, Digby, across the pages? Packed with detailed artwork, fascinating ancient Roman facts and over 100 other things to find –

Children’s book review: Out and About. Minibeast Explorer

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) This week’s children’s book review is all about Out and About. Minibeast Explorer. It was published by Nosy Crow and it can be purchased on Amazon*. The perfect introduction to minibeasts for children aged 8-12! Ideal for any budding wildlife explorers, this book encourages children to get outside and spot minibeasts in the wild! It is packed with fun activities and useful information about how to identify minibeasts whilst out and about, whether in a garden or adventuring further afield. Written by Robyn

Children’s book review: This Is Not A Unicorn

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *)  This week’s children’s book review is all about This Is Not A Unicorn. It was published by Nosy Crow and can be purchased on Amazon*. This book is NOT about a unicorn! Well . . . OK, maybe it is! But THIS unicorn has a horn that can turn into the most incredible things – a magic wand, a helicopter, even a space rocket! Join the hilarious adventure and prepare to be amazed by your brilliant new friend. With wonderful wordplay and a funny and sweet friendship at

Children’s book review: The Body Book

AD | Post contains gifted items and affiliate links (marked with *) This week’s children’s book review is all about The Body Book. It was published by Nosy Crow and it can be purchased on Amazon*. What’s going on inside the human body? How do we move, eat, think and breathe? Children will love looking inside the human body to discover the answers with this incredible interactive board book. With labelled acetate diagrams of the muscular, skeletal, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, excretory and nervous systems, this is a fantastic first look at human anatomy. From pumping

Children’s Book Review: The Buddy Bench

AD | Gifted item The Buddy Bench by Patty Brozo and illustrated by Mike Deas. Published by Tilbury House Publishers on 13th September 2019. Having seen what being left out is like, children become agents of change, convincing their teacher to let them build a buddy bench. Buddy Benches were introduced in Germany in 2014. When a child sits on the bench, it signals to other children to ask him or her to play. Patty Brozo’s children bring a playground to raucous life while Mike Deas’s illustrations invest their games with images of planes, dragons

Children’s Book Review: The Pigeon Has To Go To School

AD | Gifted  The Pigeon Has To Go To School by Mo Williams, published by Walker Books on 1st August 2019. Available to buy on Amazon. The Pigeon is about to get SCHOOLED. Do YOU think he should go? Why does the Pigeon have to go to school? He already knows everything! Well … almost everything. And what if he doesn’t like it? What if the teacher doesn’t like him? I mean, what if he learns TOO MUCH!?! It wasn’t long ago that I wrote about Erin having a few issues with going to nursery

Children’s Book Review: Is 2 A Lot?

AD | Gifted item Is 2 A Lot? by Annie Watson and illustrated by Rebecca Evans. Published by Tilbury House Publishers on 23 August 2019. Ten is not a lot of popcorn pieces but it is a lot of chomping dinosaurs. One thousand is not a lot of grains of sand but it is a lot of hot air balloons! While Joey’s mother explains the context of numbers in vivid ways, Joey’s imagination transforms their ordinary car ride into a magical odyssey through a land of make-believe. Erin loves numbers and you can often hear

Children’s Book Review: Henry Is Kind

AD | Gifted item Henry Is Kind by Linda Ryden and illustrated by Shearry Malone Ms. Snowden and her class practice sending kind thoughts to the people they love, and they launch a class Kindness Project. There is only one problem: Henry can’t think of one kind thing he has done. Declaring that kindness is stupid, he stomps to the classroom door on the verge of tears, but his classmates save the day by reminding him of the kind things he has done for each of them.   Back when I was at school we