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Richard Scarry

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As a child I loved the Richard Scarry book at my Grandma’s house, the illustrations stand out in my mind, my favourite characters were Lowly Worm and Huckle Cat. Richard Scarry was an American children’s author and illustrator who published … Continue reading

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Matilda at Cambridge Theatre, London

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My Mum took me to see Matilda at Cambridge Theatre in London, as an early birthday present. I loved it and have wanted to see it for over a year!! There are some details in my Tim Minchin post from … Continue reading

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Papillon by Henri Charrière

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I have read quite a few good books recently, but I found Papillon by Henri Charrière to be particularly compelling. Charrière is a convicted felon and fugitive and he describes Papillon as an autobiographical novel. The title is based on … Continue reading

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The Christmas Alphabet – Robert Sabuda

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I recently discovered this brilliantly simple pop up book titled “The Christmas Alphabet” created by Robert Sabuda in 1994. Sabuda is a very skilled children’s pop up book maker, he has also produced other Christmas related books, as well as … Continue reading

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Brambly Hedge Books

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I have incredibly fond memories of my Mum reading the Brambly Hedge books to me as a child and later reading them myself. Enthralled by the story, the characters and the beautiful illustrations inside, I was transported into the most … Continue reading

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Room by Emma Donoghue

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I have just finished reading ‘Room’ which is a very moving story about a Mother (Ma) and her 5 year old child (Jack), who are being held hostage by a man they  refer to as ‘Old Nick’ I don’t want … Continue reading

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The Book Thief

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I have just finished reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I’ve wanted to read it for such a long time then two came along at once – I borrowed it from a friend and Adam got it for me … Continue reading

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