Spikes Bedtime Stories

  • book review of The Snow Dragon by Abi Elphinstone and Fiona Woodcock with book cover and blog title graphic
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    The Snow Dragon – Abi Elphinstone and Fiona Woodcock

    You can be late for many things in life, but you should never keep an adventure waiting… In Griselda Bone’s gloomy orphanage, daydreaming is banned, skipping is forbidden and Christmas is well and truly cancelled. But for Phoebe and her sausage dog Herb, is it possible that, just when things seem at their bleakest, magic awaits in the swirling, snow-filled air?  *** This beautiful story was on my to buy list for Spike from the minute I saw it. Unfortunately she doesn’t share my excitement for amazing authors just yet, so we ended up picking something else every time we were in Waterstones. Despite the amazing dragon on the cover. Spike picked it…

  • We’re off to find a unicorn by Eloise White and Cory Reid
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    Blog Tour – We’re Off to Find A Unicorn – Eloise White & Cory Reid

    We’ve hunted for bears, elves,and eggs, now we’re hunting for everyone’s favourite – unicorns! Search for the unicorns on each page and find out about the worlds endangered animals along the way. We’re Off to Find a Unicorn is along the same vein as We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. There is rhyme throughout and you follow a family as they try and find a unicorn. On each page they believe they might have found a unicorn, but find instead an endangered animal.  Some of the animals they found I wasn’t even sure I’ve even heard of, so they prompted questions from Spike which led to conversations about those animals…

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    5 Ways to Celebrate World Book Day at Home

    On Thursday 7th March, we will be celebrating the 22nd World Book Day: a registered charity which supplies gift vouchers to schools in the UK to ensure children are able to own their favourite books.  World Book Day is usually celebrated within schools. Some schools celebrate book characters by encouraging children to dress up as their favourite book characters and often, book-related activities take place in the classroom.  However, there are ways that we can bring World Book Day from the classroom and celebrate it in the house. Here are just 5 ways in how it can be celebrated at home: Bedtime Reading Bedtime reading has always proven great for…

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    Our Latest Library Haul

    We visited the library recently and I wanted to share with you guys the books we picked up. Visiting the library is one of the best things to both me and Spike. She loves it because she gets undivided attention and to read as many books as she can find, and I love it to nurture her love of reading. We’re really lucky that our libraries have good opening hours. The one in our town is open until 7pm some nights, and the one in the city, 6 miles away, is open on a Sunday. Its often on a rainy sunday that we take shelter there and thats what we…

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    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 taking advantage of the library for picture books and this library haul had some books I’ve been meaning to read for ages! We read: Shark in The Park – Nick Sharratt Max The Brave – Ed Vere I Wish I were a Dog – Lydia Monks Five Minute’s Peace – Jill Murphy (Not a library book!)  Chu’s Day – Neil Gaiman &…

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    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 life during her first year was Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone but after that we developed a great bedtime routine and that has involved a book pretty much everyday since. This means there are loads of books that I read last year that didn’t make it onto the blog and didn’t even get recorded on my Goodreads profile. This…