Sunk! from Rob Biddulph (review) – so much fun to read aloud, me hearties.
Apr03

Sunk! from Rob Biddulph (review) – so much fun to read aloud, me hearties.

Anyone with a preschooler will probably be familiar with Blown Away, the gorgeous story of Blue Penguin. So we were pretty excited to see that Blue Penguin is BACK – and this time he’s off on an adventure on the high seas in Sunk! from Rob Biddulph.   And once again, it’s an absolute joy. The story is perfect for bedtime sharing, a comfortingly exciting tale for toddlers which builds through the adventure before...

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New Curriculum AQA A-level Economics Practice Test Papers from Letts
Mar31

New Curriculum AQA A-level Economics Practice Test Papers from Letts

The key thing I’ve always found with exam success is practice. Practice, practice, practice. Of course you need ot know your stuff – not having the knowledge in your head on exam morning can be a slight issue in the whole achieving-a-good-grade plan. But if you walk into the exam room and know exactly what to expect – what your exam paper will look like, how the marking scheme works, how long to spend per question...

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Entire GCSE Maths Foundation in One Week? It’s the revison book every Yr11 needs right now!
Mar26

Entire GCSE Maths Foundation in One Week? It’s the revison book every Yr11 needs right now!

Have your kids left their GCSE to the last minute?  (I know, I know, rhetorical question. Of course they have. They all do. I know I did…) Then this book is just what they need.   This little book of beauty breaks down the whole GCSE Maths Foundation course into one week’s worth of revision! No need for major shouting matches as you prise them away from Snapchat to face a maths book or two – just don’t let...

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Top Y6 SATS practice questions thanks to Collins
Feb20

Top Y6 SATS practice questions thanks to Collins

It’s that tie of year again, and parents of Yr 6 kids are no doubt starting to see the signs of SATS stress sinking in. Did you know that the Y6 Reading paper was the one test that caught everyone out last year? It was the first year of the new curriculum national tests and no-one anticipated how tricky this paper would be. For all the prep the teachers did, the new paper still caught them unawares – and actually, when...

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Win a Brilliant Bundle of Books for 8-12yr olds from Puffin | #LittleStuff24
Dec03

Win a Brilliant Bundle of Books for 8-12yr olds from Puffin | #LittleStuff24

“Once in roooooyal David’s city…” Behind door number three of our 2016 Advent Calendar is a big bundle of Puffin books! Just look at that! A great big bundle of the very best new titles from Puffin this Autumn, plus the everlasting classic that is the BFG – all perfect reading for your ‘tween’ (8-12yr old). If you haven’t meandered over to the Puffin website recently then you really really should. Frankly...

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Christmas by Dick Bruna – Christmas Gift Guide
Nov25

Christmas by Dick Bruna – Christmas Gift Guide

This is such a perfect Christmas story picture book. First published in 1963, the 50th anniversary edition is a beautiful white and gold hardback – and just as charming, simple and endearing as the first time round. It tells the traditional nativity tale, illustrated with classic Dick Bruna imagery. What I love almost as much as the captivating illustrations is the fact that whilst it is without question a picture book, there is...

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