Review: Ruby Redfort -Take Your Last Breath

The Ruby Redfort books are written by the amazing Lauren Child (Charlie & Lola and Clarice Bean.) Ruby Redort is a 13 year old secret agent,., HOW COOL to have 13 year old girl heroine who isn't into ponies or ballet!! This book is populated with sharks and challenges but Ruby isn't afraid and ploughs on in.She has to  solve the case of the Twinford pirates while escaping a a vile sea monster and the  baddie Count von Viscount. She has to crack codes too. This is book 2 of the series … [Read more...]

Kid Lit Linky: October

Septembers kid lit linky was a great success... Time to link up all those wonderful kids books we have reviewed this October and be inspired by each other all over again Have you reviewed any great kids books this month? It so useful for other parents if you share those books you have read and your thoughts about them. If you have or if you do I would love you to add them to this linky so they could all be shared. The rules are simple. Please have a visit of at least one other person … [Read more...]

Kid Lit Linky: September

I thought it would be fun to start a monthly Kid Lit Linky Have you reviewed any great kids books this month? It so useful for other parents if you share those books you have read and your thoughts about them. If you have or if you do I would love you to add them to this linky so they could all be shared. The rules are simple. Please have a visit of at least one other person and leave them a comment please pop on your post this little Kid Lit Linky badge linking back to this … [Read more...]

What happens on World Book Day ?

World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, of illustrators, of books and  of reading. This is the 15th year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 1st March children of all ages (as well as libraries, schools, charities, bookshops, newspapers, people on TV, families and bloggers . . .) will come together to say a big YAY! for reading. What happens? Millions of book vouchers are given out to to children and young people on the day (more than 14 million)They can take … [Read more...]

Postcards from Time and Space 100 Doctor Who Postcards in one box

In this fab Postacards from time and space box are one hundred postcards of many of Doctor Who's iconic characters. There are also postcards of the myriad of monsters he has encountered and amazing places that Doctor Who has visited. A fan will adore this. The postcards are lovely quality too and will save the buyer a small fortune on stationary over the coming year (if they can bear to part with them that is! These retail at £14.99. great Christmas gift idea for a serious … [Read more...]

Divas and Door Slammers

Divas and Door Slammers by Charlie Taylor (Vermilion: 2010)   This is a great read full of stratergies to help the hormonally challenged and easily frustrated child/adult that is a teen have more supportive parents.  Charlie Taylor  writes as if he is helping the parents but it is clear he wants the absolute best for both the teens and their parents and really looks for win win situations. This is probably precisely why this book has such a great response.  The reviews are excellent. I … [Read more...]

Parent Taming (for teenagers) Review and Giveaway

 Parent Taming by Sandi Hunter  (Red Gecko 2010) Parent Taming is all about helping teenagers to understand and deal with themselves and the adults in their lives in a co-operative and pro-active way. It’s about helping them be mature positive reasonable and appropriate in their communications so adults REALLY hear them. It is packed with examples and scenarios and written in teenager accessible language.  Many books are written for parents on how to deal with teenagers, but this is the … [Read more...]