LGBTQ+ Book Club Night 12 – George

We have officially had our book club running for a year! Our online version started earlier than this but this last one was our twelfth session! This is super exciting and we are so happy we are growing and people are enjoying it as much as we are. We had such a fab little evening with regular book club goers and some newcomers too! The book was George by Alex Gino, a middle grade book about a transgender girl wanting to be seen as a girl by others too. Continue reading

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Children’s Books

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I’ve wanted to write a post about children’s books for a while since my nephew, Seth, owns a TON of books. He’s just less than 2 years old and likes a whole bunch of different books. I love reading to him and so do many other people in my family. He loves to cuddle up with us whilst we read to him and has his favourite books that he constantly brings to us even when we’ve just walked in the house! Here’s a few of my favourites that he owns. Continue reading

A Wrinkle in Time – Adaptation Chat

adaptationI had never heard of A Wrinkle in Time before it was announced that Ava DuVernay (amazing director and massive inspiration) would be directing the adaptation, working with Disney. I then found it’s quite a well-known book but I’m unsure if that’s more so in America than the UK. I was super excited about the film and figured I may as well read the book before watching it because it sounded like quite an interesting concept. I finished the book in February and got chance to watch the adaptation a couple of weeks ago. Here’s a little chatty review of both the book and the film!

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A Series of Unfortunate Events Netflix Adaptation

Last Friday our whole lives seemed to be taken over by A Series of Unfortunate Events coming to Netflix. I feel like we’ve been waiting for this adaptation for so long it still doesn’t feel real that it’s right there for our viewing pleasure.

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The Christmasarus by Tom Fletcher

Tom Fletcher seems like the man of many (many) talents at the moment. He started his career as a musician, he then became an author of childrens picture books, an author of a childrens novel…which then went in to production for a movie…which now is a stage show! There is literally no end to his talents, and it all started with the humble Christmasaurus.

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Let’s Talk About The Percy Jackson Series

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I’ve loved the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series for years and I’ve just recently finished rereading them and really wanted to write a blog post. I decided to write a post on the series as a whole rather than book reviews, as I felt like a more chatty approach would be better. Honestly, I just wanted to recommend these and tell you the reasons I fell in love with the series! Continue reading

Children’s Books That Are Worthy of an Adult Read

As a teacher I am reading just as many children’s books as I am books for my own pleasure. Just because a book is in the children’s section or is initially aimed at children should not put you off, as there are some amazing reads out there that you can be missing out on. The suggestions below are books that I have read recently and feel that even as an adult that they give great messages and kept me interested.

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