Jack doesn’t want to eat his boring old lunch.  He’d rather have lunch on a pirate ship! But what do pirates actually eat? Rotten fish stew – eeuuuwwww! And so begins a rollicking, imaginative adventure over the sea, through caves and into the lair of a troll before Jack decides that actually, Mum’s cooking is pretty good after all.… View Post

From The Bookshelf // Under The Cherry Tree + #Giveaway

From The Bookshelf // Under The Cherry Tree + #Giveaway

They say you should never judge a book by its cover and this is no truer than with the beautiful story Under The Cherry Tree.  The slimline white book, complete with a simple cherry tree illustration on the cover doesn’t give too much away about the story held within its pages.  However, sometimes the simple things in life can grab your attention…… View Post

From The Bookshelf // Candy by Lavie Tidhar

From The Bookshelf // Candy by Lavie Tidhar

As an avid reader, Roo likes to enjoy a chapter or two of a book before bed.  I can always tell when she has one that has gripped her imagination as she’ll ask if she can read an extra chapter.  The latest book to get her reading extra is Candy by Lavie Tidhar.… View Post

From The Bookshelf // Ollie Discovers the Planets

From The Bookshelf // Ollie Discovers the Planets

Introducing the new Ollie Discovers series of books.  Full of facts, fiction and fun! As Ollie looked up at the beautiful shimmering stars, he decided that he wanted to explore the biggest and the brightest star of them all. Welcome to Ollie the Alien into your life and join him as he boards a little rocket.  Bidding a fond farewell to his little planet Pluto.  Heading off to discover the planets.… View Post

From The Bookshelf // Gangster School

From The Bookshelf // Gangster School

‘I bet no other school gives you the chance to chase super villains through hidden tunnels!’ That’s what Milly Dillane has to say about life at Blaggard’s, A.K.A Gangster School.

Milly and her new friend Charlie have just started at Blaggard’s.  But what’s it like to be in a school that teaches lying, kidnapping and stealing instead of Maths and English? Their parents and teachers are master criminals and want them to follow in their footsteps … but are Milly and Charlie just too … dependable?… View Post

From The Bookshelf // Marge and the Secret Tunnel

From The Bookshelf // Marge and the Secret Tunnel

Last year we introduced the Isla Fisher Marge in Charge range of books to Tigger.  As he started his journey into the world of chapter books and ones that last longer than a dozen pages.  The previous Marge in Charge books had him giggling along as we read the adventures of Marge and her antics.  Life with Marge is NEVER boring! She has rainbow hair, goes skiing in the summer and is the best babysitter you could wish for.… View Post