CHRISTMASSY :: GIFT GUIDE :: Junior/Newly Independent Readers

We have had such a wonderful reading year this year – my almost 7 year old has really got in the reading groove, and her independent reading skills (and love of reading!) seem to grow every day. We’re in the stage now where she has a book within arms reach at most times, whether its […]

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CHRISTMASSY :: Q&A :: Maya Linnell

Hello! Happy first Sunday of Advent! This week passed in an absolute blur for me, but I’m looking forward to the next week and seeing in December – I have this week off work and I’m looking forward to some reading and movie watching and maybe some baking if it isn’t too hot! Speaking of […]

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CHRISTMASSY :: Q&A :: Sandy Barker

A couple of years ago I did a little series of Q&As with authors where we talked about books and Christmas. It was so much fun that this year I’ve decided to bring them back! First up to chat Christmas with me is the lovely Sandy Barker. Sandy has a new novel out called The […]

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CHRISTMASSY :: PICTURE BOOK ADVENT CALENDAR/Basket

One of my favourite things each year is pulling out our favourite Christmas books – and picking some new ones to join them! I always really love the idea of doing a bookish advent calendar, where 24 books are wrapped up and one opened each day in the lead up to Christmas, but I also […]

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Christmassy :: Gingerdead Man :: Maya Corrigan

This holiday season Bayport, Maryland, is a dead ringer for Victorian London. Val and her grandfather are taking part in the Dickens of a Holiday festival. Val is hosting a private tea party serving the festival’s costumed volunteers, who range from Dickens divas like Madame Defarge and Miss Havisham to Ebenezer Scrooge and old St. […]

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Christmassy :: Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares :: Rachel Cohn and David Levithan/NETFLIX

It’s Christmas-time and Lily, an unlucky-in-love 16-year-old, listens to the advice of her lucky-in-love brother and leaves her red notebook on her favourite bookshop shelf. The book, and the dares inside it, have Lily waiting for the right guy to come along and rise to the challenge. When Dash finds her notebook on the shelves […]

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