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Baller Boys by Venessa Taylor

The sports mad child. The one who seems to spend every waking moment living and breathing their favourite pastime. We all know one, don’t we? And there’s nothing wrong with this. In fact, it’s something to be celebrated. It’s hard to get them to do anything else though, isn’t it? Especially ... READ the POST

How to help a reluctant reader

As a mum of a reluctant reader, this is not a new challenge for me. I’ve been all around the houses and back again trying to encourage a love of reading in my daughter, but nothing really seems to work. In fact, I’ve even written in defence of the reluctant reader because I’ve felt the injustice, ... READ the POST

Flawed, by Cecilia Ahern – book review

What would happen if you lived in a society with pre-determined rules about how you should behave, speak and think? If you break any of those rules, you’re branded as a flawed for everyone to see and the type of branding shows the extent to which you are flawed. What would happen though, if the ... READ the POST

The ghosts within these walls

“Imagine if these four walls could talk and what they would say about the things they’ve seen and heard over the years.” This is a line from the first Time School book, Time School: We Will Remember Them. It also sums up the premise for these stories and it was this same thought that had first ... READ the POST

Orphan, Monster, Spy, by Matt Killeen – Book Review

I recently joined a book club. I’ve always wanted to be part of one, but had never managed to get myself an ‘invite’. I knew of ones that existed, but it always seemed like an elusive secret that you had to be especially asked to be a part of. And I never was. So that was that. But, during ... READ the POST

Back to school, back to ‘normal’

It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for isn’t it? With both anticipation and dread, parents up and down the country have been keeping everything crossed that come September, children would be able to go back to school. Now we’re into the first week, how do you feel about it all? From my ... READ the POST

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"You're an amazing author. My daughter has read all your books 3 times. Thank you for inspriring her!!

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