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Gina

2 children aged 9 & 7.
Joined November 2017

Favourite book EVER is One hundred years of solitude - Marquez
  1. #21 of 3412 reviewers for 7 year olds
  2. #3 of 2954 reviewers for 9 year olds
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Darth
Darth, 9 88 books
Leia
Leia, 7 101 books
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Wrote a Review 18th August '18

Book pages A Beginner's Guide to the Periodic Table
A Beginner's Guide to the Periodic Table
I read it to Darth aged 9 & to Leia aged 7
I think the first time I came across the periodic table, I was in high school. I'm not sure what prompted me to buy this book for my primary age children, but I am so glad I did. The author does a great job of introducing this topic to the children in language they can understand. Each element is covered. There are some suggestions for things to try and do at home. My youngest in particular loves this book. The illustrations are bright and colourful. Not just a topic for older children. 

Wrote a Review 17th August '18

Book pages Daisy and the Beastie
Daisy and the Beastie
I read it to Darth aged 9 & to Leia aged 7
A warm and comforting bedtime story. Grandpa reads pip and daisy a story about a beastie. When grandpa dozes off, Pip and Daisy go in search of the beastie. The illustrations which are lovely fill the page. The beasties they find are not at all scary. Made us all smile. 

Wrote a Review 15th August '18

Book pages Aren't You Lucky!: A New Baby Story
Aren't You Lucky!: A New Baby Story
I read it to Darth aged 9 & to Leia aged 7
A fab book for children awaiting the arrival of a baby brother or sister. Although I wish I had this book available for my oldest when I had just had my youngest, it was actually still really lovely to read. A little girl eagerly awaits the arrival of a new baby brother and once he has arrived, she does not feel very lucky. That soon changes. A really great book addressing what it is like for children and explaining it in wonderful illustrations. A super book. 

Wrote a Review 15th August '18

Book pages No Bears
No Bears
I read it to Darth aged 9 & to Leia aged 7
My daughter chose this book from the library today. It's very different from other picture books in that the girl in the book, Ella wants to tell the reader a story without bears in it. That bit is very important. She tells us what makes a good story (princesses, monsters) and then tells the reader a story. The illustrations are really lovely. It's also a good book for talking to children about what they think makes for a good story. 

Wrote a Review 15th August '18

Book pages All Hands on Deck!: A Ladybird Skullabones Island picture book
All Hands on Deck!: A Ladybird Skullabones Island picture book
I read it to Darth aged 9 & to Leia aged 7
We have the other book in the series "teatime for pirates" at home and so was happy when my daughter chose this book at the library. I was happy that the authors had chosen another topic entirely. In this book, the captain is coaxing the children out to play in the snow. I have one child who loves playing out in the snow and the other who has to be convinced, so we could relate to the story. We liked the addition of the crew of another pirate boat too. Lovely bright illustrations and great rhyming text too.