20th June is World Refugee Day, a day celebrated internationally to honour people who have been forced to flee their home countries. A lot of the awareness that we have gained about refugees’ experiences and situations has come from reading and has led to conversations and more understanding about the difficulties that refugees face.
Georgie Grows a Dragon is a wonderful story about gardening, friendship and growing. Georgie loves growing things but she can’t remember planting the dragon that appears in her garden overnight. She’s determined to take care of it but what do dragons need to help them grow…?
Happy International Dog Day! Do you have a favourite fictional dog? We looked through our bookshelves to find doggy stories that we enjoy reading and after some discussion we came up with a top five list.
Delightfully Different Fairy Tales retell the stories of Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and Cinderella in the most wonderfully original way. The stories take us back in time to different time periods during the twentieth century and introduce readers to fashions and styles intrinsic to the era. David Roberts’ illustrations are fabulously detailed and provide an amazing…
Picking the right dog for you and your family can be a big challenge but help is at hand in Picking Pickle! Pickle, a veteran of the dogs’ home, is very happy to introduce us to a variety of different breeds of dog so that we can decide which one we would most like to…
It is National Non Fiction November in the UK so we have been reading more non fiction this month. We had never really thought about the details of a cowboy’s life but How To Be A Cowboy has given us a fascinating insight into the world of cowboys and their work.
The dawn chorus is very loud here right now so our thoughts have turned to birds and which birds could be making so much noise! Wildlife Jack I want to fly! has been the perfect book to accompany our discussions and is full of beautiful photographs and fascinating bird facts.