Time Traveling Toby – and the battle of Trafalgar

There is a new Time Traveling Toby book, and this time the story follows Toby and his brothers back to the battle of Trafalgar. This is the second book of Time Traveling Toby and his secret time traveling sports car. You can read our review of the first book here, and the Battle of Britain.

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This rhyming story is a great way to introduce children to historical events. With plenty of bright and engaging pictures this is a great read aloud story. I enjoyed this easy to understand story and love the addition of the facts at the back, inspiring you to find out more. If you and your children would like to read more about Toby and his time traveling adventures then why not enter my Facebook giveaway.

Here is the link but you will have to be quick as it ends 23:59 Monday 1st December, simply like the photo of Time Traveling Toby and the Battle of Trafalgar pop in a comment to say you wish to enter and the winner will be picked at random from all entrants.

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So where will the next Time Traveling toby book take us? you will have to keep your eyes peeled to find out…
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Disclaimer we were given a copy of this book to review and a copy to giveaway, the opinions remain my own and have not been altered.

 

 

The Billionaire Boy – Vlog

The boy has another Vlog book review for you, this time for his current favourite, and I will confess one of my favourite books. The Billionaire Boy by David Walliams, and the second of David’s books that the boy has read.

I think you can see how much the boy has enjoyed this book, and if you fancy reading this funny and engaging story, then you really should get hold of this book. The Billionaire Boy is available from Harper Collins, bookstores and online for RRP £6.99 and although it has a 9+ rating I think competent readers and parents wil love this warm story.

Infinity Drake by John McNally

Today we are reviewing Infinity Drake by John McNally to celebrate Children’s Book Week. This is a hardback book, and tells the tale of Finn or “Infinity, to give him his full mathematical name!

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Living with his Grandma is ok, but when Gran heads off on a knitting holiday, Finn’s Uncle Al comes to look after him. Having lost both parents, his dad Ethan to a lab disaster, and more recently his Mum to Cancer. Spending time with his uncle Alan, is somewhat of a time out from his situation. Life becomes a bit more of an adventure, as the pair head off on a road trip. Al, the mad scientist Uncle is summoned to a meeting. The only person who can help ave the world from a lethal bio-weapon, Al shrinks down a crack military team. But disaster as Finn is shrunk too, at just 9mm what will happen next…

You will have to read more to find out, this is a fast passed and sometimes confusing book, that I feel is suited more to older readers. With a smattering of humour, and plenty of scientific terms, there is plenty to keep you reading. I think those with a love of adventure and excitement will enjoy this book, and when the boy is a little more confident, he too will enjoy reading Infinity Drake.

Infinity Drake from Harper Collins is available now in hardback from bookstores and online RRP £12.99 recommended for ages 9+. Find out more from the Infinity Drake website.

If you would like to win a copy of this action packed book then complete your details below.

Infinity Drake

Disclaimer, we were sent a copy of this book for review, the opinions remain ours and have not been altered.

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The Boy in the Dress

The boy has been asking me to set up a vlog for him for ages, but with all his after school clubs, and activities it can be difficult to find time to sit down and work out what he wants to talk about. We decided that Childrens Book Week is an ideal opportunity for the boy to talk to you about a few of his favourite books.

The Boy in the Dress is a book written by David Walliams, and is the 3rd of David’s books that the boy has read. He is really enjoying the exciting and engaging way David Walliams writes, and is excited to read more. Here is a short video of what he thinks of the book.

If this has made you smile, or inspired you to buy yourself a copy of this book, then it is available from bookstores now RRP £6.99,  there is also a link below.

Disclaimer, we were not asked to review this book, it is one we have read and enjoyed and wanted to tell you about.

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Horrid Henry is 20!

Yes its true Horrid Henry turns 20 this year, and he hasn’t aged a bit since Francesca Simon wrote the first book back in 1994. With over 20 million books sold, I think there must be at least one copy in every UK house.

Horrid Henry

The celebrations this year include the release of a special 20th anniversary edition book. The book includes brand new material, and 20 things you didn’t know about Horrid Henry. The book also contains 4 stories, Horrid Henry’s Perfect Day, Horrid Henry’s Dance Class, Horrid Henry and Moody Margaret and Horrid Henry’s Holiday. This book comes with a fun peep through cover, and the boy finds this style of book east to read. With illustrations to break up the text they are not intimidating for the reluctant reader.

henry is 20

With so many books in the Horrid Henry series there must be something for everyone, from fact books joke books and early readers. Horrid Henry is truly timeless, and I know that both the boy and me enjoy the humour from Henry’s stories.

Horrid henry’s 20th Anniversary Edition book is available now from bookshops and online RRP £4.99. For your chance to win a copy of this great Henry giggle packed book enter your details below.

Horrid Henry 20th Anniversary Edition

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Disclaimer we were sent a copy of this book to review the opinions remain our own and have not been altered.

Deadly 60 Bizarre Beasts

Deadly 60 Bizarre Beasts is the latest in the Deadly 60 series of fact books. The boy has always enjoyed these books and this one is no exception, filled with lots of nice and nasty beasties.

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The other books in the series are Reptiles & Amphibians, Mammals, Minibeasts, and Fish, squid and jellyfish. each book is RRP £4.99, and is packed with interesting facts and bright coloured photos. There is plenty in the Deadly 60 fact book to keep the boy interested and he has enjoyed finding out more about all sorts of creatures. With chapters like wacky weapons and bizarre bodies, this fact book has lots of the information you would expect from Deadly 60’s Steve Backshall and the deadly team.

Disclaimer we were sent a copy of this book to review, the opinions remain our own and have not been altered.

House of Secrets

House of Secrets by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini is the first book in a new series and “It’s going to be EPIC!”

Chris has worked on some pretty impressive films, from iconic productions like the Harry Potter series, to classics like a night at the museum. While Ned has written for TV as well as being a bestselling author. So the pair should know a thing or two about action and adventure.

House of Secrets

The book starts by setting the scene of the Walker family, Brendan, Cordelia and Eleanor “Nell” a typical American family? They are looking for a house, and nothing seems to be right. Will 128 Sea Cliff Avenue be all that it seems. It could just be a house on a cliff, or maybe there are darker secrets inside its termite ridden doors? When the house is not the “small, termite ridden, squat in a wood full of bears” the family are surprised. Dr Walker, and his family are set to move in, but Brendon keeps seeing things, or are they real?

The story so far has been gripping, and with a nice mixture of general family life and a hint of the story to come, I can imagine the boy will be hooked enough to want to read more of this book. I want to find out what the family secret “Incident” is that has led them to buy Kristoff House.

House of Secrets from Harper Collins is available now to buy from bookshops, and online for RRP £6.99 with a recommended reading age of 9+.

If you would like the chance to win a copy of this action adventure book, which J.K Rowling describes as “A breakneck, jam-packed, roller coaster of an adventure”, then fill out your details below.

House of Secrets

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  • It is mandatory to leave a comment in the post comment section answering the question specified. Other tasks completed will gain additional entries. The winner will be checked to make sure they have both left a comment and completed the task for the winning entry.
  • Winner will be drawn randomly.
  • The winner will be sent an  e-mail to the e-mail address left at time of entry. The winner will need to reply to the e-mail within 7 days of the notification. Every effort will be made to contact the winner, but if no response is made within the 7 days a new winner will be chosen.
  • The prize details are stated at the top of the giveaway, and no alternatives will be offered.
  • The prize will be posted by the promoter, unfortunately I cannot be held responsible or replace missing parcels. Please contact me if there is a problem.
  • Please alow 28 days from notification for your prize to be sent out.

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Disclaimer we were sent this book for the purpose of review, the opinions remain our own and have not been altered.

The Story of the World Cup

Today we are reviewing this fun new book, the Story of the World Cup by Richard Brassey from Orion Publishing RRP £4.99. This book is a great little fact book full of everything you might like to know about the game of football, and the World Cup which will dominate our TV in just one months time.

the story of the world cup

From the origins of the game in and how it got its name right up to the greatest World Cup scorers and famous players this is a great little book. I particularly love the little Mini story of Pickles and the stolen cup, I am sure that this book will keep even the non football lovers reading. I know the boy likes football, but cant understand his friends who are mad on it. But then I don’t think they understand how mad he is about Fencing!

So if your children want to find out more about the Story Of The World Cup, or even the previous book The Story of The Olympics, then why not pick up a copy. Here is the boy explaining what he likes about the book in his short Vlog, Enjoy.

If you would like the chance to help us celebrate Children’s Book Week and win a book to inspire your children, then we currently have a giveaway for How to catch a star, and Bing which you can enter from our review pages.

 

Disclaimer we were sent this book to review and keep, the opinions remain our own and have not been changed.

Bing by Ted Dewan

I am starting my Children’s book week reviews with Bing by Ted Dewan.

These fun, Bright toddler focused books are a series of books being relaunched this spring, first published in hardback over 10 years ago. Bing is being brought back to life in these great paperback editions, which parents and toddlers will love.

Bing Something For Daddy

The three newly published titles include “Something for Daddy” “Bed Time” and “Get Dressed” RRP £6.99 and we have been looking at Something for Daddy. This book tells the tale of Bing the Bunny who wants to make a special gift for Daddy. With his cuddly friend Flop, Bing sets out creating something special in a way that toddlers and parents will identify with. I love the bright pictures clear words, and sticky Goo that fills this book, and I am sure that we have all been in the kind of creative sticky situation that Bing finds himself in “It’s a Bing thing!”

bing

Share the ups and downs of everyday life in this playful pre-school series from award- winning picture book creator Ted Dewan, ahead of Bing’s TV debut later this year.

I can imagine that Bing will make a successful transfer to the TV screen with the bright illustrations of this cute little fluffy character. If you would like the chance to engage in a bit of a Bing thing then why not enter my giveaway below to win a copy of each of these new paperback books from Harper Collins.

Bing by Ted Dewan

Disclaimer, we were sent a copy of this book in able to bring you this review, our opinions remain our own and have not been altered.

Terms & Conditions:
The giveaway is open to the UK only
  • It is mandatory to leave a comment in the post comment section answering the question specified. Other tasks completed will gain additional entries. The winner will be checked to make sure they have both left a comment and completed the task for the winning entry.
  • Winner will be drawn by the Gleam app randomly.
  • The winner will be sent an  e-mail to the e-mail address left at time of entry. The winner will need to reply to the e-mail within 7 days of the notification. Every effort will be made to contact the winner, but if no response is made within the 7 days a new winner will be chosen.
  • The prize details are stated at the top of the giveaway, and no alternatives will be offered.
  • The prize will be posted by the promoter, unfortunately I cannot be held responsible or replace missing parcels. Please contact me if there is a problem.
  • Please alow 28 days from notification for your prize to be sent out.

 

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National Childrens Book Week 12th – 18th May

This week I am celebrating National Children’s Book Week which takes place from 12th to the 18th May. I don’t usually need an excuse to share books with you, and am looking forward to sharing a few of our favourites this week along with some new titles to get everyone reading.

Children’s Book Week is all about celebrating your favourite books, authors, and illustrators! From comics to mysteries, from magic to history…you can find anything between the pages of a book!

National Children’s Book Week events have been taking place across the world for the last 95 years, and are a celebration of everything written and illustrated in the world of books. Why not join in and tell me about your favourite finds, childhood memories or just your latest book your little ones are reading. I would love to hear all about your books, and in return will be giving you the chance to win some new books along with some classics. so keep your eyes peeled for lots of wordy fun this week.

Why not start by entering my giveaway to win a copy of How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers, one of the boys favourite authors.

My first giveaway is now live win all three of the new paperback Bing books.

childrens book week

You are never to young or old to find a discover a love for books!