Are you looking for a touching page turner to read this summer? Under an Amber Sky – a beautifully written story by Rose Alexander.
When Sophie Taylor’s life falls apart, there is only one thing to do: escape and find a new one.
It is 7.30 am on a Saturday morning. She is still in her pyjamas, sipping hot coffee in silence, a cooking book on her lap, trying to persuade herself she feels cosy and relaxed. No rush today, no we-are-getting-late-for-school haste, nothing urgent on the list. It promises to be a calm, slow-paced day full of smiles and happy family moments.
When it comes up again… That suffocating sense of pressure, as if too heavy a burden has just landed on her shoulders. It overwhelms her and evokes an instant and severe headache (she wonders if a massive quantity of her brain cells is being irrevocably killed right now). And of course, it destroys completely the beauty of her morning coffee ritual.
This is the story of two siblings and their new friend, an amiable cute girl. Or? Actually, this is the story of two siblings and… a real trouble. Trouble Next Door is a brilliant story for kids aged 5 to 7 (I would say 7+, too) that will help them learn a bit more about friendship and how complicated it could be.
Bella’s family have just moved house and already Bella has a new best friend – Magda, who lives next door. Magda thinks climbing the chimney would be fun! Bella isn’t sure that’s a good idea. She might get into trouble. But Magda would never let Bella take the blame… would she?
William Shakespeare for kids. It already sounds like a great idea, doesn’t it? I love British literature but honestly, Shakespeare has always frightened me a bit. I am a book lover but I have never been fond of the works of Shakespeare. Until Sweet Cherry Publishing kindly sent a precious collection to me: 20 Shakespeare Children’s Stories. The Complete Collection.
Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, and The Tempest are not just plays, but immortal pieces of literature by one of the greatest playwrights to have ever lived, William Shakespeare. This series presents a thoughtful selection of twenty plays by Shakespeare, which have been suitably simplified, narrated and illustrated for young readers.
The simple narrative style and unique illustrations will enthral children and help to develop and nurture their literary interest.
That’s right, they are enthralling… for both a child and a grown-up.
It’s time for another book review on the blog. This time the genre is quite different from what I usually read. Have a look at my previous book reviews if you fancy. You’ll see that chick lit is not exactly my thing. Unless it is a good hilarious piece. And I think I have come across one – Follow me Home.
Recently, I have received a copy of a wonderful book (love you, Mumsnet!) and now I would like to share the pleasure with you. A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure: Lulu the Lion Cub Learns to Roar by Jaime Amor is a beautiful gem I am so happy to have for both my son and myself. Parents and Yoga lovers, I am sure you will appreciate it. Because this book is a brilliant way to introduce Yoga to your kids and have some fun together.