‘Stay Where You Are Then Leave’ by John Boyne Having read ‘The Boy in Striped Pyjamas’, I was excited to hear that John Boyne had published another book exploring life in the war. This book follows the life of a young boy called Alfie, whose life changes after the start of the First World War.… Continue reading Children’s Books of the Month – March 2017
This week’s quote is thinking about failure. It happens to all of us. We all have instances where despite our best efforts our plans haven’t quite worked out the way we anticipated. But, as Winston Churchill once said neither success or failure are final. Just because we’ve failed that doesn’t mean we stop trying and… Continue reading Motivational Monday
‘The Christmasaurus’ by Tom Fletcher A rather festive recommendation for February, however I couldn’t write a blog post without including it! Now, I’ve read this book myself and to the children I work with, both times I truly felt it captured the magic of Christmas (and dinosaurs, of course!). The story centres around William Trundle,… Continue reading Children’s Books of the Month – February 2017
This week’s quote comes from Doctor Who and I feel it speaks for itself! Happy Monday! Booksbe x
‘The Wide Sargasso Sea’ by Jean Rhys A classic novel to add to the collection this month. ‘The Wide Sargasso Sea’ is the prequel to ‘Jane Eyre’. As I absolutely adore the story of ‘Jane Eyre’ I was interested to read any work associated with it. This prequel focuses on Mr Rochester’s first wife, the… Continue reading Books of the Month – February 2017
I really liked this quote. Everybody has bad days, it is a fact of life not every single day is going to be sunny. However, it is all too easy for us to lash out at those around us bringing them down too when we feel we’ve been treated unfairly. Instead, I really like… Continue reading Motivational Monday
After a prolonged absence, I am back writing on Booksby. I had originally planned to be writing new posts right up until the New Year but I decided that 2016 had been a very long year for me so it was time for a well-earned break! Speaking of new year, I want to start this… Continue reading I’m back!