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Children's Book Reviews

The Hugging Bears

The Hugging Bears by Carol Butcher

As a member of the Mojomums book club I have been reading this book that has been inspired by a statue of two bears that can be found in Kensington Gardens....

Cyril the Squirrel

Cyril the Squirrel by Jo Wright

I have had the pleasure of reading this delightfully finny book in both its Kindle and paperback version having been sent both to review by the author Jo Wright...

Whimsy Wood Book 1 Posie Pixie and the Copper KettleThe Whimsy Wood Series by Sarah Hill

I get a real pleasure from reading and hope that is something I pass on to my little boy so I'm always happy to review children's books and The Whimsy Wood Series of books about Posie the Pixie by Sarah Hill are no exception.....

Pocket Money Cookery Pocket Money Cookery published by Oober Kids Republic

One thing I'm really looking forward to doing with my son when he's a bit bigger is cooking. I firmly believe it is an important skill...

Boris and the Dumb SkullsRamion - Boris and the Dumb Skulls by Frank Hinks

Boris and the Dumb Skulls is the 16th book in the Ramion series, so you may well already be familiar with the exploits of the evil witch Griselda, her pet skull Boris and the dim daft dwarves....

Dinosaur PooDinosaur Poo by Diane and Christyan Fox

Dinosaur Poo is a great little book with lift up flaps and pop up pages. Anything with lift up flaps automatically becomes a favourite of my little boys, he’s really into them at the moment so this has been really good fun to read....

Little RedThe Cat, The Dog, Little Red, the Exploding Eggs, The Wolf and Grandma’s Wardrobe. By Diane and Christyan Fox

The Cat, The Dog, Little Red, The Exploding Eggs, The Wolf and Grandma’s Wardrobe is basically a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. The Cat is trying to read Little Red Riding Hood to his Dog friend, who asks a whole lot of questions....

Storytime MagazineStorytime Magazine

Looking for a good quality magazine for your kids? One with decent paper that won't get ripped in seconds, one with no adverts that lead to pleading 'but mummy please can I have .....' and one that is just packed full of great stories......

Happy Hooves, Tah Da!Happy Hooves Ta Dah! By A.Bogie and Rebecca Elliot

Happy Hooves Ta Dah! Is a truly delightful tale of a Donkey and his friends who fancy a trip to the beach but when they come across a cattle grid how will they get across....

Pillow PeoplePillow People by Annie Sullivan and Patrick Hawkins

The Pillow People is all about getting that routine in place to create a clam and happy night’s sleep. By making children want to go to bed and fall asleep so the Pillow People will awake and take them to a magical place.....

MonkeyWellbeing

MonkeyWellbeing is a lovely series of books, activities, information and even a puppet to help young children learn about and hopefully feel more comfortable with different healthcare procedures and NHS services...

Pete the Cat - I Love My White Shoes

You can only imagine my surprise and delight to have received through the post, I had no idea it was coming, the lovely guys at Harper Collins Kids had sent it to me as a thank you for reviewing How to Catch a Star. As if I needed more thanks. So to return the favour in a small way I thought I'd tell all you guys about it.....

What do the grown-ups do?

What do the grown-ups do? is an informative series of books for children covering various different jobs. Aimed at children aged 5 to 10 years old the series is based in a village called Badaneel in the North West Highlands of Scotland and follows three girls as they find out about grown-up jobs.....

Mummy Says by Justine Smith

I'm a reviewer for Mojomums Book Club and recently got the chance to read this to my little boy.....

Posie Pixie and the Snowstorm

Posie Pixie and The Snowstorm by Sarah Hill

Posie and Wibble are back with the 6th book in the Whimsy Wood series, L and I have already read the rest of the series and loved them so we were both very excited to get the manuscript for book number 6, Posie Pixie and The Snowstorm.

As I write this review we have had the ‘excitement’ of our first snowfall....

I'm Dreaming of a Write Christmas I'm Dreaming of a Write Christmas

I'm Dreaming of a Write Christmas is a charming collection of stories written by Primary School children. The stories in this collection were picked following a competition ran by Cartridgesave.co.uk, the hope being they would get children excited about writing and maybe find the next great new Christmas author.

A page from Great-Grandma's Gifts

Great-Grandma’s Gifts by Marianne Jones

When Marianne contacted me to see if I would review her book she explained a little bit about it and I could see a lot of myself in the book, so immediately said yes..... 

Badger the Mystical Mutt

Badger the Mystical Mutt (Series) by McNicol & Jackson

Thanks to Mojomums Book Club I have had the pleasure of reading all 6 of the Badger the Mystical Mutt books from the series, all I can say is I want there to be more! I shan’t be reviewing each individual book but the series as a whole touching on each book.....

What do the grown-ups do?More 'What do the grown-ups do?' by Mairi McLellan

You may remember some ago I reviewed a series of books all about three little girls, Ava, Skye and Gracie McKenzie who live in Badeneel, a lovely village by the sea in the Highlands of Scotland....

Time to Read Dragon Books

Time to Read Series. The Dragon Snatcher and The Great Dragon Rescue by M.P. Robertson

Designed to help young readers increase their vocabulary I really enjoyed these books that I was sent by Mojomums Book Club....

Mummy, mummy, what's in your tummy?Mummy, Mummy, What’s in Your Tummy? By Sarah Simpson-Enock and Linzi West

A simple book about Mummy’s pregnant tummy and her curious children, Mummy, Mummy What’s in Your Tummy uses simple questions and thoughts....

Membear of Parliament by Richard Heller

I have recently reviewed this book for the Mojomums Book Club.

Membear of Parliament is about a young teddy called Harry, having recently finished Acatedemy School he starts to realise that things around his home town of Dudbury, Britain’s most boring town, could be a whole lot better. With the help of his friends and family he decides to run for Parliament.....

Brian has DyslexiaBrian has Dyslexia by Jenny Leigh

As the title suggests this book is about Brian a small bear who has Dyslexia. It actually made me quite sad at points as this poor little bear thought he was stupid and one of his friends told him he was too and I know this is what happens every day to real children who do have Dyslexia.....

The Fault in Our StarsThe Fault in Our Stars by John Green

I had been desperate to see the film but as my sister had already seen it and my husband would have just laughed at me I was super excited to see the Mumsnet Book Club competition to win a copy. I always prefer the book versions anyway.....

The Year of the Rat by Clare Furniss

I won this funny, charming, sad and totalling enthralling book from Mumsnet and I'm so glad I did. Aimed at young adults The Year of the Rat is....

Early Starters Series by Rod Campbell

What’s That? Can You? My Day and How Many? Are a delightful set of books covering a lot of firsts. With a simple structure, lots of colourful pictures, nice thick hard pages and beautiful rhyming text these books are brilliant edition to your child’s bookshelf....

The Land of Dragor, The Gift of Charms (Book 1) by Julia Suzuki

Aimed at the tween and young adult group of readership the Land of Dragor series has a unique charm, pure fantasy mixed with an edge of reality that keeps the readers engaged with the story.....

How to Catch a Star 10th Anniversary

Thanks to The Big Shot and Harper Collins Kids I've been able to review How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers.....

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