Mum’s The Word – Timothy Knapman & Jamie Littler

A funny rhyming tale with adorable illustrations showing the importance of a mother’s love. When a little dog tries to find the word that feels like a cuddle and is as warm as a goodnight kiss, he discovers that the word is… ‘Mum!’ *** This adorable picture book was published …

Pilot Jane and the Runaway Plane – Caroline Baxter & Isabela Ciesimska

Join Pilot Jane, a fun and fearless airline captain, as she travels the world with her best friend Rose, a high-speed passenger jet. Together Jane and Rose have exciting adventures and form a perfect team, delivering their passengers safely to destinations as far afield as Alaska and Australia. But when …

Rebel of the Sands – Alwyn Hamilton

“They said the only folks who belonged in Deadshot after dark were the ones who were up to no good. I wasn’t up to no good. Then again, I wasn’t exactly up to no bad either.” She’s more gunpowder than girl—and the fate of the desert lies in her hands. …

Inspirational places to write… that aren’t coffee shops

Some writers need a quiet, distraction-free space to do their best work. Others thrive in busy and bustling environments with plenty of stimulation for new ideas. Whatever you prefer, where you write has a significant impact on what you write. The sad truth about many modern writers is that they’re …

Spike’s Bedtime Stories #2

Welcome to Spike’s Bedtime Stories. This was meant to be weekly but we won’t talk about how long ago the last one was… sorry about that!   This post’s collection of bedtime stories were actually read a few weeks ago and have since (mostly)been returned to the library. I love …

There’s a Pig up my Nose- John Dougherty & Laura Hughes

What if a PIG got stuck up your NOSE? How ever would you get it out?  When Natalie has to go to school with a pig stuck up her nose, her whole class gets together to find a way to get the pig out. But how will they do it?  The zany humour …

A Whisper of Wolves – Kris Humphrey

“Alice hurried through the narrow streets of Catchwood. Today was market day and the village was packed with traders from all over the mountainside; boots, hooves and cart wheels rumbled across the hard-packed mud. Alice clutched a heavy wicker basket and the jars and pots within clanked together as she …

Spike’s Bedtime Stories #1

Welcome to Spike’s Bedtime Stories. This will be a (hopefully) weekly post talking about what has been read to Spike at bedtime during that week. As soon as I found out I was pregnant with spike I started buying her books, naturally. Her bedtime story for about 6 months of her …

I’m not promising anything…

But one of my goals for 2017 is to actually succeed in posting to Readaraptor more than once a month. This will mean working around other things and mainly taking the opportunity to read when I have it. As many of you will probably remember I used to post to …