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Katie-birmingham

3 children aged 9, 5 & 0.
Joined December 2014

Favourite book EVER is The lion, the witch and the wardrobe
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My Timeline - August 2015 Follow

Wrote a Review 1st August '15

Book pages Help with Homework Workbook: Science
Help with Homework Workbook: Science
I read it to MicahW aged 6
This is a science workbook, for 7+ I got it for my 6year old son as he loves science. We use lots of different workbooks, and this one was good. It covered many different areas if science, I loved that there was a reward scheme; they get stars and there is a certificate you can cut out from the book when they have completed it. My son finds some workbooks really boring as all you do is write, but this one there was a bit of everything so all your time isn't spent writing sentences. You had to circle things, draw lines to match things, draw things etc so that broke the writing bits up a bit, which my son liked. They give you the answers at the back, and there is lots of different titles in the set you can get, eg maths, French, spelling etc

Wrote a Review 1st August '15

Book pages House of Robots: (House of Robots 1)
House of Robots: (House of Robots 1)
MicahW read it aged 6
I really enjoyed this book. It was funny and moving. The main characters Sammy and E are very likeable and you can relate to them. Sammy lives in a house full of robots as his mom is an inventor, and the most annoying robot E is going to be at Sammy's school, which is to help Sammy's sister who has been housebound due to an illness. I had no problem reading it myself, and even though it wasn't a short book the chapters were quite short, which I liked so I could to the end of a chapter and stop if I needed to and I knew where I had finished. There is lots of drama, and I liked there was a happy ending. There were some great drawings, which help bring the book to life and lessons can be learned from the book.

Wrote a Review 2nd August '15

Book pages Guess How Much I Love You
Guess How Much I Love You
I read it to MicahW aged 6 & to AvaW aged 2
A lovely book to read to your children, a favourite with many families. I have read this book to my 5year old since he was much smaller. The pictures are lovely, it's a bit long for my 1 year old, so think it's more suited to a child slightly older, but she listens to some of it. The characters big and little nut brown hare are lovely, and in the story they are trying to show each other how much they love each other

Wrote a Review 5th August '15

Book pages Robot Rumpus
Robot Rumpus
MicahW read it aged 6
When Mum and Dad go out for the evening they think they've left their daughter in safe hands with robots designed to get her to bed! There's A robot to to make dinner, one to do the washing-up, one for bath time and even One to tell a bedtime story. But what could go wrong? A rhyming text with great illustrations. A funny book, I love this book.

Wrote a Review 6th August '15

Book pages Sedric and the Hairy Troll Invasion
Sedric and the Hairy Troll Invasion
MicahW read it aged 6
Set in the medieval times, in the village of Little-soggy-in-the-mud, where The main character Sedric and his family and friends live. A scary, hairy troll is sent to the village by Vlad the Bad, and all the grown ups are threatening to leave. Sedric doesn't want to not see his friends everyday, so it's up to Sedric to solve the mystery and capture this troll. It was an easy read, a funny book and the illustrations were funny. I read it quite quickly as I wanted to keep reading to see what would happen.

Wrote a Review 9th August '15

Book pages Naughty Henry
Naughty Henry
I read it to AvaW aged 2
This is a lovely pull the tab book, about a naughty dog called Henry. We have a lot of Rod Campbell books, which the children always enjoy, and this is another to add to the list. On each page we see a different way that Henry gets into mischief, and there is a tab on each page to pull and you see Henry do something, like pull the tablecloth off the table, knock the plants over, wag his tail. My daughter loves pulling the tabs and seeing Henry move. It's a funny book, that's gets the children involved and keeps their attention.

Wrote a Review 15th August '15

Book pages Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Jungle
Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Jungle
I read it to AvaW aged 2
This is a silly funny book fun where crazy animals are created. A gorilla with a chameleon would be an goeleon! a toucan with a tiger Would be a touger. In the book there are 11 bright pictures of jungle animals across half pages, each has a rhyming verse. When you flip the pages, you create a new animal: half parakeet, half frog, etc but the rhymes are also mixed up, so it's even funnier. It's a compelling book the whole family family can enjoy.

Wrote a Review 15th August '15

Book pages Where Is Baby's Belly Button?
Where Is Baby's Belly Button?
I read it to AvaW aged 2
This is a lovely lift the flap book for little ones. The reader is asked where different parts of the baby is? Such as where is baby's eyes? Hidden under that hat, and lift the flap to find them. This is a great book for helping to learn parts of the body. It's simple and we liked the fact that babies of different colour are used in the book

Wrote a Review 17th August '15

Book pages Bing's Little Library
Bing's Little Library
I read it to AvaW aged 2
This is a set if 4 little Bing books, titled Bings friends, Bing says, Bing loves and Bing plays. They are small, short books, there isn't many words on each page, but that's perfect for little ones, and the size of them are perfect for little hands. My daughter has seen Bing on the tv, so straight away she recognised Bing and wanted to read the books straight away. She was happy sitting and looking at them herself first,then I read them to her. I liked that the books came in a little cover where you can keep all 4 books together. Lovely bright books, pictures are great, great books for little ones.

Wrote a Review 17th August '15

Book pages Bing's Wipe Clean Activity Book
Bing's Wipe Clean Activity Book
I read it to AvaW aged 2
My daughter and I loved this book, thought it was a great concept. Some things I had to help my daughter do, but she loved the fact that she could draw and scribble, and rub it out herself with the special bing pen and eraser, over and over again. It kept her engaged for a long time, and she was really interested in what she was doing. I liked that it encouraged them to write their name at the back. My daughter is a bit young for that, but would great for slightly older children learning to write. There was lots of variety in the book; drawing pictures, writing, dot to dots. It was bright, colourful and they can learn lots of things from the book.

Wrote a Review 19th August '15

Book pages Danny the Champion of the World
Danny the Champion of the World
MicahW read it aged 6
I have a few Roald Dahl books and enjoyed those, so I expected to enjoy this, but this was one of my favourites I have read.. Danny and his father live in a Caravan site, and Danny thinks his dad is the best dad out there. He finds out a secret his dad has; that he poaches pheasants from Mr Hazell. Of course Danny wants to be involved, so they come up with a marvellous plan to poach all the peasants. I spoke to my mom about people taking things from others that aren't there's. We can't really do that, but in a book is fine, as it's not real. So through reading the book, we could talk about different things. It was a really funny book I liked the relationship Danny had with his dad. Was very exciting in places and I didn't want to stop reading it

Wrote a Review 20th August '15

Book pages My First Nursery Collection
My First Nursery Collection
I read it to AvaW aged 2
This book is a collection of nursery rhymes and timeless classic nursery stories. There are over 50 rhymes/stories in the collection. There is a contents page at the front, which is great, so we can find where our favourites are, or pick a new one to read. I love the mix of rhymes and stories. There are lots of familiar ones, and rhymes we usually sing, but also ones we weren't familiar with, so its nice to read new ones. My daughter loves the ones she knows, so she can join in. The illustrations are great, remind me of the illustrations you would see if the Roald Dahl books. This is a lovely book, one we will have and read for a long time I think. Even when my daughter gets too old for rhymes, there are the great stories in there. Some of the stories are slightly different to the versions of them we already have, but we like they are a bit different, adds variety to the story. There is everything from doctor foster & the gingerbread man, to what little girls are made of and peter piper.

Wrote a Review 21st August '15

Book pages Fairytale Theatre Jack & the Beanstalk
Fairytale Theatre Jack & the Beanstalk
MicahW read it aged 6
This is your classic jack and the beanstalk fairytale book. I loved the pictures in the book. I know the story, but I really liked this book because it came with stickers for my use, and I really like that at the end of the story it asks you questions about the book. What can you remember, and did you spot certain things? There are other books in the collections you can get as well.

Wrote a Review 21st August '15

Book pages Clock
Clock
I read it to AvaW aged 2
This is a book, which comes with an easy to turn click with hands for early learning. I read this to my 2 year old. We read about teddys day of fun, the pictures are great, and she loves turning the hands on the clock, which click as you turn them round. At the moment, she enjoys the story whilst It mentions the times, the clock to her is a fun thing, but it will be great when she's a bit older and were learning about the time, she can use the book and the clock to help learn. It's a board books, so Pages are thick and durable, a fun read

Wrote a Review 23rd August '15

Book pages Help with Homework Multiplying & Dividing 7+
Help with Homework Multiplying & Dividing 7+
I read it to MicahW aged 6
This is a work book for 7+ all about multiplying and division. I liked the notes to the parents on the first page,the back they give you the answers and there is a certificate on the last page that you can fill in with the child's name and date they completed it. There is also stickers to choose from that they can put on each page when completed, and there were spare ones left over which my son used. I sat with my son whilst he did the workbook, I had to help him with some of the harder sums as he's only just gone 6 so there were things he hasn't come across yet. There were 2 short tests to do at the end of the book. I liked for certain parts, such as short division, rather than assuming they would know how to do it, it showed them how you did it before getting them to work out the questions. There are different books in the series you can get and they also do books for 5+

Wrote a Review 23rd August '15

Book pages Help with Homework Mental Maths 7+
Help with Homework Mental Maths 7+
I read it to MicahW aged 6
This is a homework book all on mental maths for 7+ I liked the notes to the parents on the first page,the back they give you the answers and there is a certificate on the last page that you can fill in with the child's name and date they completed it. There is also stickers to choose from that they can put on each page when completed, and there were spare ones left over which my son used. My son worked through it easily and quickly, The only thing he needed help with was more with the way something was worded, when it asked him to find the 'difference'. There were 3 different speeds tests at the end, where they have to answer the questions as quick as they can. There are different books in the series you can get and they also do books for 5+

Wrote a Review 23rd August '15

Book pages Help with Homework Writing 7+
Help with Homework Writing 7+
I read it to MicahW aged 6
This is a workbook focusing on writing, for 7+ I liked in the front there was a note for parents , and it tells you what they are expected to do at 7+ I sat with my son whilst he did it, and only really helped out if he needed help with something. He could do the majority without help. I liked the answers were provided at the back of the book. My son liked there were stickers he could choose from to stick on each page when he had completed it. It wasn't just writing, there was drawing, ticking and circling things, a word search, so it mixed things up a bit. There's a certificate on the back page where you can write the date and the child's name when they complete it. There is different books in the series and they also do books for 5+

Wrote a Review 25th August '15

Book pages Enid Blyton's Holiday Stories: Contains 26 classic tales
Enid Blyton's Holiday Stories: Contains 26 classic tales
MicahW read it aged 6
This book is a series of summer/holiday adventure stories, from smugglers caves to magic seaweed. I liked that there was lots of different stories, some stories were shorter than others, but most weren't too short, so you could get into them.  They were fun, and there was a lot of magic. There were stories that boys and girls would like, as I did think at first it would be more for girls. There are a few black and white illustrations, not much though

Wrote a Review 26th August '15

Book pages The 13-Storey Treehouse
The 13-Storey Treehouse
MicahW read it aged 6
This book is about friends Andy and a Terry that live in a really cool 13storey treehouse, with cool things like a bowling alley, games room and secret lab. They invent things and write things; Andy does the writing and Terry does the pictures. I could read this book on my own without assistance. I read it pretty quickly as it was really interesting and funny, so I wanted to keep reading it. I liked there was chapters, so I could read to the end of chapter and knew where I was picking up, and each chapter was a good length. I liked at the end of the book there were fun things to do; a word search, maze, spot the difference, a quiz and jokes. The black and white illustrations helped bring the book to life. Chapter 7 the monster mermaid, maybe be scary to some readers. The pictures of the monster aren't really scary, but what is written might scare some; talks about eating people, but goes into detail; ripping limbs, crushing heads etc, so a bit gruesome. One chapter has one word all the way through, which was silly but funny. The friends get up to some crazy things, an enjoyable book

Wrote a Review 30th August '15

Book pages Middle School: My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar: (Middle School 3)
Middle School: My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar: (Middle School 3)
MicahW read it aged 6
I had read house of robots, one of James Patterson books, which I really enjoyed, so I was looking forward to reading this one. This is one of the books from the middle school series. When I knew the main character was Georgia, a girl, I did think maybe it would be more suited to girls, but this made no difference and I enjoyed the book. Georgia wants to do really well at her middle school, because he big brother Rafe went there and failed, as he was a really big trouble maker. She even ended up betting her brother that she would be one of the most popular girls of the school. There are black and white illustrations throughout the book. The book was funny, Georgia speaks her mind and many can relate to her. We see her go through experiences at school; making friends, bullies, etc. It was an easy read, and I'd like to read the other middle school books