Category Archives: Reading with the kids

The Day the Crayons Came Home

It’s been a while since I’ve written a ‘reading with the kids’ post, and whilst wrestling with novel revision I remembered it was about time I did a blog update. It was that or make a cup of tea 😦 … Continue reading

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The Stone Cage – Nicholas Stuart Gray

I loved this book as a child. I have no idea of how many times I read it, over and over. It’s the story of Rapunzel, told from the point of view of the witch’s cat and is probably the … Continue reading

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Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

Hurray for Chris Riddell becoming the new Children’s Laureate!!! He first came to my attention a couple of years ago when I spotted Goth Girl in my local Waterstones. I didn’t buy it as I thought I might be indulging … Continue reading

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You Choose

I’m beginning to suspect my 5 year old, Jason, of telepathy. During a recent stealth-ninja room tidy (because if the kids are involved they want to keep every bit of tat that really should have gone to landfill-heaven ages ago), … Continue reading

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Narnia (III)

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair and The Last Battle. It’s about time we finished talking about the Narnia books. Frankie and I actually finished them a while back, I just hadn’t gotten around to blogging about … Continue reading

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The grimness of fairy tales

I’ve had a few blips recently when reading with the kids. Exhibit A – The Tinderbox by Hans Christian Anderson. One night, attempting to divert Jason from the umpteenth re-read of something dire I grabbed up the book of fairy … Continue reading

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Narnia (II)

The Horse and His Boy (revisited) and Prince Caspian. In an earlier post I mentioned how Frankie and I had stopped partway through The Horse and His Boy because we were having trouble with the archaic language and understanding of … Continue reading

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