Pirates Magnified

Ahoy me hearties! Put down yer cutlasses! This ‘ere book comes with a magnifying glass so ye can seek out pirate booty – and there’s loads to discover. Pirates Magnified is a search-and-find book, filled with detailed illustrations of pirate ships at sea and in port and all the activity that goes with them.  It’s…

Little People Big Dreams, Rosa Parks

My daughters were perplexed when they heard this story. They just couldn’t comprehend why there were such inequalities facing civil rights activist Rosa Parks, both when she was growing up in Alabama and as an adult. I love sharing this type of story with my children. I think it’s important they have some understanding and…

The School of Music

I didn’t think we were a particularly musical family until I started writing this review and realised there’s actually quite a lot of music in our lives. While there’s no concert pianists among us, the twins adore singing in their school choir, dance twice a week and there was a recorder on their book list…

Little People, Big Dreams Agatha Christie

As a child, my reading was almost exclusively fiction. I don’t think it ever occurred to me to go looking for a non-fiction book to read for pleasure. It turns out my husband was the opposite, devouring factual books, and I’m quietly jealous about all the cool facts he’s retained. So I’m determined to make…