Interview with a Tiger – Andy Seed

Stars: ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is a beautiful hybrid between a picture book and non-fiction text. Andy has created an interesting book which tells a story as well as facts! Within its pages, we meet different animals who explain to use what life is like for them. Nick East has accompanied the witty writing with some…

Elsetime – Eve McDonnell

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I love a historical fiction that is full of adventure, whilst still giving you a real sense of the era…which Elsetime definitely delivered on! Set in 1928, there is a snowstorm which is causing the river to begin to burst his banks. On January 6th, it threatens to overspill and the next day…

#SixforSunday

It’s been an incredibly busy week this week, so getting to sit and take some time out to write this has been a real moment of peace! This week, we are looking at which characters who are good role models within their stories. A tricky one, as there are so many good ones! I’ve gone…

Spooky #BookPost

If you don’t already know, Halloween is my FAVOURITE time of year! I adore the pumpkins, fireworks and horror films that come with it (and the annual themed Halloween party which, sadly, will have to take a hiatus this year). So of course, I had to dedicate a whole blog post to the wonderfully creepy…

#BookPost

I’ve had an INCREDIBLE bunch of book post this week, which I can’t wait to share with you! Keep an eye on my blog, twitter and instagram (both: @primaryteachew) for full reviews and summaries in the very near future… A Poem For Every Autumn Day – Edited by Allie Esiri (Macmillan) I’ve got a copy…

Mina Mistry Investigates – Angie Lake

Mina Mistry is a fun new series of stories for children, which are written in a funny, fast-paced style which will make children thrilled to read on and help solve the investigation themselves! I am sure they are going to be a very popular set of books within classrooms across the country! Today, I am…

Nothing Ever Happens Here – Sarah Hagger-Holt

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Izzy likes to stay under the radar; she doesn’t like being centre of attention and wants nothing more than to make it through secondary school without being the focus of gossip or drama. But all that changes when her dad explains his true identity as a trans woman: Danielle. For Izzy, her older…

The Boy With the Butterfly Mind – Victoria Williamson

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jamie has ADHD which means he finds things a little trickier than most at school. He finds it hard to cope with change; he gets distracted quickly; he can lose his temper from what, to others, might seem like little provocation. He wants to be ‘normal’ like all the other children in his…

13 Minutes – Sarah Pinborough

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Natasha was found by a dog walker early one morning after being submerged in an icy river. She died for 13 minutes. After recovering, she discovers she has no memory of the incident and wants to find out what happened to her. Was it an accident, or was it something more sinister? With…

#SixForSunday

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog on #SixForSunday – it’s been a busy few months despite the lockdown we all had to endure (and to some extent, still do!). I’ve made sure to join in the chat that Steph (the creator of #SixForSunday – you can find her blog here: https://alittlebutalot.com/) hosts…