Book Review – Egyptology

We finished reading Egyptology today.  This is a beautifully presented book in the form of the journal of Miss Emily Sands, who sets out to Egypt in 1926 to try to discover the whereabouts of the lost tomb of Osiris. Like a real travel journal, it contains lots of postcards, memorabilia and other surprises (in […]

Audiobook Review – Anne of Green Gables

 We seem to have been in the car a lot lately. Luckily, we have had Anne of Green Gables with us, and she has made it a pleasure.  We listened to unabridged versions which I downloaded from Audible (I have listed them below) but there are several versions on itunes or free from Librivox. Anne […]

December Reading

A little early perhaps!! I wanted to give you time to get organised! In December we like to switch our reading to books about christmas.  We have some favourites that we pull out, and I usually introduce a new book that I think we will enjoy. The Jolly Christmas Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg is […]

Book Review – By the Great Horn Spoon

By the Great Horn Spoon by Sid Fleischman was, for us, an absolutely fabulous read – and was the highlight of our mining project. Don’t be put off by the cover of this book. Sid manages to portray the harsh times of the gold rush with gentleness and humour. It is about a boy and […]

Home Ed Kids Book Blog

Josh (of Six Home Ed in Kent fame) has started a blog for book reviews by home educated children.  He says “This is a blog for home ed kids to post about the books that they have read. I hope to find out about lots of cool books I didn’t know about; so get posting!”  I […]

Audiobook Review – Trollogy!

 Despite rolling their eyes every time I mention my website (OK, so I may have mentioned it quite a lot!), the children keep asking ‘have you told everyone about Trollogy! yet?’  Trollogy! is by Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore, and is actually the third book in the Tales of the Dark Forest series (the first being […]

The Wind Singer

We went away for the weekend this week and grabbed some audiobooks from the library before we went. The one we decided on was The Wind Singer  by William Nicholson (read by Samuel West). It was thrilling! I thought it may be too old for my 7 year old – suggested ages for the book […]





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