Natalie and Alphonse really like books and stories. But when Natalie tries reading a book on her own, the letters and words look like scuttling insects, and it seems as if she might NOT like books ANYMORE!… View Post

From The Bookshelf // We Are Family

From The Bookshelf // We Are Family

From slurping milkshakes with a big crowd of siblings. To the heart-wrenching difficulty of sharing that favourite teddy with a sister.  And the joys of cuddling up together at the end of the day.  This delightful picture book explores the love between siblings in all its forms, whatever the size or make up of a family.… View Post

From The Bookshelf // Lunch On A Pirate Ship

From The Bookshelf // Lunch On A Pirate Ship

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

From The Bookshelf // Under The Cherry Tree

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