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Children & kids Books

Book Review - My Mum Is There

“If I could count the twinkling stars, I’d start with all the brightest ones. But just for now, I’ll stare and stare. And as I learn my mum is there.”

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Children & kids Books  · 

Book Review - My Mum Is There

“If I could count the twinkling stars, I’d start with all the brightest ones. But just for now, I’ll stare and stare. And as I learn my mum is there.”

Young Adults  · 

We Come Apart - The Review

We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan is a brand-new title from Bloomsbury Publishing this month. Having been asked recently to make some suggestions of YA and teen books especially ...

Children & kids Books  · 

I'll Love You Always Review

How long will I love you? If you need to know, I'll tuck you in tightly, then whisper it low...

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Fiction Express - The Importance of Reading

22 february 2017

Fiction Express - The Importance of Reading

Reading stamina is a phrase that is popping up more and more in the world of literacy and it’s not hard to see why. Children are growing up in a world that teaches them to use technology for ...

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How to Read Stories

20 february 2017

How to Read Stories

Do you find yourself making excuses to get out of bedtime stories? You’re tired, it’s past bedtime, there’s housework to do, and you need to make dinner… Sound familiar?  Is this true ...

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Gary Sheppard is As Nice As Pie!

17 february 2017

Gary Sheppard is As Nice As Pie!

It all started one morning as I looked out of the kitchen window at a bird pecking away at the bread I'd left out. It got me thinking "What if...?". "What if the bird wanted more?", "What if ...

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Children & kids Books

International Book Giving Day

10 february 2017

International Book Giving Day

Do you ever get a bit fed up with Valentine’s day? The pressures of buying a gift, going out for dinner or just finding a date. And it seems to be that everyone is always talking about it! 

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Bloodthirsty Space Pirates!

8 february 2017

Bloodthirsty Space Pirates!

Brother Jonas burst into the room, clutching a long metal lance-like device. His eyes were wide with panic. ‘We’re under attack,’ he wheezed. ‘Father Pius wants everyone in the tech-library.’ ‘Under ...

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Children & kids Books

Woodland Hedgehugs - a review

6 february 2017

Woodland Hedgehugs - a review

“Horrace and Hattie are the very best of friends and they love to explore the woodlands together. Join them in discovering the wonder of the woods.”

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The Shakespeare Plot: Assassin's Code

3 february 2017

The Shakespeare Plot: Assassin's Code

I’m very excited to announce that my new book, The Shakespeare Plot: Assassin’s Code, is publishing this month. It’s set during the early 17th century, a dangerous time in English history, full ...

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Book Lovers Interview

31 january 2017

Book Lovers Interview

Here at Boolino we have compiled ten questions for our brand new blog feature - The Book Lovers Interview! Our first book lover under the spotlight is teacher and mum from Dorset, Verity ...

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Blogging for fun!

Eat your Greens!

24 january 2017

Eat your Greens!

With the latest release of There’s Broccoli in my Ice Cream! We have had quite a few laughs in the office about how some children (and adults!) just don’t want to eat their greens. Here we have ...

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