This past weekend, I attended a bookish event in the North. Listen again, A BOOKISH EVENT IN THE NORTH. (I know, I know, they're becoming more frequent BUT IT'S SO NICE TO BE SOMEWHAT NORTH AND CELEBRATING THE BOOKS). I was attending Northern YA Literature Festival, which was held at the University of Central Lancashire. … Continue reading NYALitFest
The Wild Robot - an incredible story, encompassing a brilliant mash up of nature and technology "When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh … Continue reading BOOKBLOG: Peter Brown
The other day, a box arrived at my house. It was a cardboard box... with THIS amazing logo on it... I knew what this meant... WILDEST DREAMS BOOK BOX OPEN TIME. What an exciting life. If you are unfamiliar with Wildest Dreams (have you been living under a rock?!)... Wildest Dreams is a monthly subscription service … Continue reading Wildest Dreams Book Box – March!
The Nowhere Emporium – magical, fantastical and sheer brilliant. "When the mysterious Nowhere Emporium arrives in Glasgow, orphan Daniel Holmes stumbles upon it quite by accident. Before long, the 'shop from nowhere' -- and its owner, Mr Silver -- draw Daniel into a breathtaking world of magic and enchantment. Recruited as Mr Silver's apprentice, Daniel … Continue reading BOOK BLOG: Ross Mackenzie
This month I have the absolute pleasure of being a rep for my friend Rebecca's new, amazing candle company! I'm so so very proud of her and she is KILLING the candle game. Taken Moons produces the most incredible smelling candles, and they're all bookish! So far on the shop there have been Harry Potter houses, … Continue reading Taken Moons Candles
HOLA. Sunday again. #SixforSunday again. Six more characters again. This time we're talking Characters I would NOT like to be friends with Last week, I shared 6 characters I think would make BRILLIANT best friends... this week, 6 that I personally would not enjoy thanks. The Sleeping Prince - The Sin Eater's Daughter trilogy LOL. … Continue reading S4S – Besties or baddies?
Katie Webber is one of my favourite authors, one of those MUST BUYS MUST TRY TO ACQUIRE BOOKS FROM. Wing Jones is one of those just incredible books that comes along and smacks you in the face. When I was asked if I'd like to do a Q&A with Katie as part of the NYA … Continue reading Q&A with Katherine Webber!
Yes, We're getting to that time of year again.. SATs time. Now, they don't HAVE to be stressful. I know schools all deal with them differently. There is no right way for the collective, there's only a right way for your school, for your kids. For us, we bring the kids in early, ensure they … Continue reading Y6 SATS Survival
Hello! I'm trying something new today. While reading The Exact Opposite of Okay (which you can find my review of here), I was like "OMG, IZZY! A PLAYLIST". So here we are, with my very first at an attempt at a list of songs inspired by The Exact Opposite of Okay. (If this goes well, I … Continue reading Playlist: The Exact Opposite of Okay
(Picture courtesy of Book Buddy website) HELLO. I'd like to take a little moment today to talk about the amazing movement #BookBuddy, started by the incredible Maz Evans (yes, that Maz Evans, author extraordinare!). What is #BookBuddy? The aim of this site is to help schools match up with interested donors to get books into … Continue reading #BookBuddy