Book Review: The Thriving Child by Dr William Stixrud and Ned Johnson

I read a whole bunch of parenting books when Little M was a baby and then stopped – mainly because nothing really seemed to answer the questions I had and partially because there was too much choice, but as soon… View Post

Book Review: How to Help a Hedgehog and Protect a Polar Bear by Jess French and Angela Keoghan

If there was a prize for the book that’s had the most impact in our house this year then this would win it! How to Help a Hedgehog and Protect a Polar Bear introduces the reader to thirteen different habitats… View Post

Our Top 8 Literary Holiday Wishlist

As a bookish family, we like to tie a reading connection into our holidays where possible and love visiting the haunts of famous authors.  Here are our 8 dream literary destinations. 1. The Fairytale Route This German trail winds through… View Post

7 Effective Instagram Tips for Authors

This post was updated in February 2021. As a keen Bookstagrammer, digital marketer for a literary festival and former book production manager, I come across author accounts all the time. Some are brilliant, but it’s become increasingly clear that many… View Post

8 Ways to Encourage Your Child to Read With Confidence

Updated July 2020 We’re still at the beginning of our experiment to produce an avid reader as Little M is only seven, but she’s already showing an interest in books and reads for enjoyment. With book-obsessed parents, she’s definitely had… View Post