Archive of ‘Books’ category

15 Great Hallowe’en Picture Books

I’m so excited about our latest book round-up, because Hallowe’en is one of my favourite times of the year. What many people don’t know, is that Hallowe’en originated from the Celtic traditions in Scotland and Ireland, and not as commonly assumed from the USA (I wrote a post about it last year, if you want […] Read more…

Picture Books We’ve Been Reading in September

Happy Friday everyone! I can’t believe September is almost already over. I also can’t believe I am 40 years old today! Yes, it’s my birthday today, and I’ve just hit ‘publish’ on my latest video. In this episode, I’m sharing all the new (to us) books we have been reading in September – including a […] Read more…

What Mummy is Currently Reading!

Hi everyone! You’re probably used to me by now sharing book recommendations for kids. Well, I also get asked a lot if I ever have time to read books for myself and if so, whether I could share some recommendations for mums (and dads) to read. And the answer is yes I do, and yes […] Read more…

Chapter Book of the Month: Flying Fergus

We’re mixing things up a little in the book reviews department, because as much as we all love picture books, my older boy thought it was about time we shared some recommendations for chapter book too! So I’m going to trial a new monthly feature where Oskar gets to share his favourite chapter books with […] Read more…

10 Picture Books to Welcome Autumn

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas. Autumn is just around the corner! One of our favourite things on a blustery Autumn day is to snuggle down with a big pile of books, so I’ve put together a video of our favourite Autumn themed books – think lots of apples and […] Read more…

12 Fab New Picture Books for Kids

You may have been wondering why it’s been a bit quiet on the blog over the Summer, and why there have not been any new book posts or videos. The reason is that we moved house (again, but just up the road this time) and our books were all packed up for most of the […] Read more…

Our Top 10 Summer Holiday Reads for Kids

The summer holidays have kicked off here in Scotland, so I’ve gathered together our Top 10 kids books that scream SUMMER in my latest video. There’s something there for all ages, from board books for the very little ones to chapter books for older kids! If you enjoyed the video, I’d be really grateful if […] Read more…

My 2018 Edinburgh Book Festival Favourites

I’ve got a special book post to share with you today – tickets for this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival, the world’s largest public celebration of books, go on sale next week! The Festival itself takes place from the 11th to 27th August this year. The programme is already out, and includes over 200 events […] Read more…

An interview with…Coo Clayton

Did you know Edinburgh is UNESCO’s first City of Literature? It has a wealth of literary history behind it, and is home to many famous authors both past and present. Where am I going with this? Well, Edinburgh is also a bit of a village, where you can’t go out without bumping in to someone […] Read more…

Books to Help You Go Wild!

June kicks of #30DaysWild here in the UK, an initiative by the National Trusts to get people out in to nature more. You don’t have to do anything fancy such as bush crafting or building tree houses or rafts – though you can if you want – just simply going outdoors everyday to appreciate, enjoy […] Read more…

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