Book review: The book with no pictures

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Picture books have very much monopolised the market of books for little people.  American author, comedian and screen writer B. J. Novak (of The American Office fame) is releasing a book for small children that breaks the convention of traditional children’s books with “The book with no pictures.”

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The book with no pictures is just as it’s title suggests, a book with no pictures.  This is potentially a hard sell to young children and early readers but the book is more than just words on a page.

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Book review: Percy Jackson The Blood of Olympus

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Every year I see children’s books wash in and out of fashion.  Few are able to stay the course like the Percy Jackson series has.

The books, written Rick Riordan, make ingenious use of the classic stories of Gods, Monsters and Men from Greek Mythology and sets them in the modern world.
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The Blood of Olympus is the final in the epic series.

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Initial impressions of Phonics fun with Biff, Chip and Kipper

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The Biff, Chip and Kipper books are nearly as old as I am (thanks for that Wikipedia) and I turned 31 yesterday!  phonics fun 3

The books are a series of stories designed to teach children how to read and speak English in line with the National Curriculum that is taught in schools.  Because of this they have been incredibly popular with parents and schools for nearly 30 years!

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Read with your child: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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Read all of my posts of suggested books to read with your children HERE

This next book that I wanted to write about that is one that you should definitely try to share with your children, The very Hungry Caterpillar.81dmJh2gbRL._SL1500_

This is the oldest book that I’ve written about yet, being first published in 1969.  It still remains an absolutely classic is incredibly popular with really young children.

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Read with your child: Not now Bernard

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Read all of my posts of suggested books to read with your children HERE

Not now Bernard was one of the first books that we brought when we found out we were having a baby.

It’s a book that I remembered from my childhood and has been lovely to revisit now with my own children. Continue reading

Read with your child: Not now Bernard

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Read all of my posts of suggested books to read with your children HERE

Not now Bernard was one of the first books that we brought when we found out we were having a baby.

It’s a book that I remembered from my childhood and has been lovely to revisit now with my own children. Continue reading