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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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Entered a Giveaway 6th November '17

Book pages Placeholder Book
Little Elephant's Big Year
For Ages
2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
No. of Copies
12
End Date
3rd Dec '17
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Entered a Giveaway 6th November '17

Book pages Placeholder Book
KS2 Maths SATs Practice Workbook: Key Stage 2
For Ages
7, 8, 9, 10 & 11
No. of Copies
4
End Date
3rd Dec '17
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Entered a Giveaway 6th November '17

Book pages Placeholder Book
Snow (Mini Gift Edition)
For Ages
3, 4, 5, 6 & 7
No. of Copies
12
End Date
3rd Dec '17
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Wrote a Review 6th November '17

Book pages Peppa Pig: 123 with Peppa
Peppa Pig: 123 with Peppa
I read it to nursery job aged 2 to 4
I have read this with the 2yr olds, to help them learn their numbers. It is a really simple book, and most of the children know/watch peppa, so they enjoyed the book. Some of them got distracted by the pictures of peppa, so they weren't counting. 

Wrote a Review 8th November '17

Book pages Pumpkin's Downfall
Pumpkin's Downfall
MicahW read it aged 8
I has this book from school. 2 short stories, very easy to read. It wouldn't be a book I would choose to read, as the stories aren't something that wOuld appeal to me, about people getting bullied because they are different. I read the whole book very quickly. 

Wrote a Review 8th November '17

Book pages The Greatest Magician in the World
The Greatest Magician in the World
MicahW read it aged 8
I really enjoyed this book. I've not had a book like this before. It was really fun, and I really liked that we could learn tricks too. I was excited to get to the next page and see what would be in the envelope for me to do. I liked the size of the book, and the colourful pages and illustrations. I really liked the crazy card trick, and I tried out all the tricks I learnt on my family. It got me interested in magic. Really enjoyable, great book for girls and boys. It doesn't matter whether you are into magic or not, as I wasn't but I really enjoyed it.

Wrote a Review 11th November '17

Book pages Look Inside Your Body
Look Inside Your Body
MicahW read it aged 8
I chose this book from school as my book of choice. I went for this one because I really like my information books, and I only have a couple at home about the body. I have various information books by Usborne which I enjoy. I liked the size of this one, as most information books are really big. There are lots of fun, varied facts covering different areas, such as eating food, senses,the brain etc. There are over 100 flaps to lift as well, this makes the book more fun, and my 4yr old sister got involved in lifting the flaps too, which she enjoyed. I learnt lots of new things from the book.

Wrote a Review 12th November '17

Book pages Rigby Star Independant Yellow Reader 6 A Toy for Vik
Rigby Star Independant Yellow Reader 6 A Toy for Vik
AvaW read it aged 4
My 4yr old is learning to read. She had this book from school. In this book Vik wants a new toy. It is a short story, with not many words on the page, which is normal for first reader books. There were some words that my daughter found difficult to read, such as scooter, video but the rest of the words were simple.

Wrote a Review 12th November '17

Book pages Tom's Mad Mop
Tom's Mad Mop
AvaW read it aged 4
I had this book at home from when my eldest was learning to read, so I got it out for my daughter as she is learning. It is a short, simple story with simple words and lots of repetition, which is what's needed. My daughter enjoyed the fun book

Wrote a Review 12th November '17

Book pages Rigby Star Independent Pink Reader 14 Something Fishy
Rigby Star Independent Pink Reader 14 Something Fishy
AvaW read it aged 4
My 4yr old has is learning to read, and this is a great first readers book. 6 pages long, with simple repetitive sentences. This book is about different fish the child can see at the aquarium. My daughter enjoyed the illustrations of the different types of fish.

Wrote a Review 12th November '17

Book pages Rigby Star Guided Phonic Opportunity Readers Pink: Pat And Nat
Rigby Star Guided Phonic Opportunity Readers Pink: Pat And Nat
AvaW read it aged 4
Very simple first readers book. Ideal for learning to read. A maximum of 4 words on a page, repetition of simple words, but my daughter didn't find the book interesting.

Wrote a Review 12th November '17

Book pages Clinker Castle Pink Level Fiction: Something in the Lake Single
Clinker Castle Pink Level Fiction: Something in the Lake Single
AvaW read it aged 4
My 4 yr old who is learning to read got this book from school. 'I can see' are the key words that repeat on each page. The illustrations help with the sentences, and my daughter liked the colourful illustrations. There were some words that were too hard for her at the moment, so I had to help her with like spikes and dragon. At the end there were questions we could discuss about what happened in the book. 

Wrote a Review 12th November '17

Book pages Lighthouse Reception Pink B: We Love The Farm
Lighthouse Reception Pink B: We Love The Farm
AvaW read it aged 4
My 4yr old had a go at reading this, as she is learning to read. It was a bit too hard for a beginner, lots of bigger words like tractor, driving, holding. So would be more suited for a slightly more advances reader. But my daughter had a good go and there were words she could read. She enjoyed the book about the farms, and the different animals, and enjoyed the pictures of the children holding different animals.

Wrote a Review 12th November '17

Book pages Sails Foundation Pink B: Look at the Robot
Sails Foundation Pink B: Look at the Robot
AvaW read it aged 4
My 4yr old as been reading this book. 'Look at the'  are the key words repeated on each page. The back page has a list of high frequency words like to, at, is etc. There are also some notes on how to support the reader.

Wrote a Review 12th November '17

Book pages Oxford Reading Tree: Stage 1+: First Phonics: What a Din!
Oxford Reading Tree: Stage 1+: First Phonics: What a Din!
AvaW read it aged 4
My 4yr old who is learning to read chose this book. It is 8 pages long and has a few more words on each page, than most other beginner reading books. Most of the words were simple enough for her to read.

Entered a Giveaway 14th November '17

Book pages Placeholder Book
What's Next Door?
For Ages
3, 4 & 5
No. of Copies
12
End Date
10th Dec '17
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Entered a Giveaway 14th November '17

Book pages Placeholder Book
Dougal Daley - Where's My Tarantula?
For Ages
7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12
No. of Copies
12
End Date
10th Dec '17
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Entered a Giveaway 14th November '17

Book pages Placeholder Book
Search and Find A Christmas Carol: A Charles Dickens Search & Find Book
For Ages
7, 8 & 9
No. of Copies
12
End Date
10th Dec '17
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Entered a Giveaway 14th November '17

Book pages Placeholder Book
Katinka's Tail
For Ages
2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
No. of Copies
12
End Date
10th Dec '17
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Entered a Giveaway 14th November '17

Book pages Placeholder Book
Bing's Christmas Wish
For Ages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
No. of Copies
12
End Date
10th Dec '17
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Wrote a Review 14th November '17

Book pages You Choose in Space
You Choose in Space
I read it to MicahW aged 8 & to AvaW aged 4
I got this for both my children, as they have the other 'you choose' books, which they both love, so I knew they would enjoy the latest one. They really enjoy looking at the pictures and choosing something different on each page, like a job on the spaceship, clothes to wear, aliens to be friends with etc. There is so much to look at, and the illustrations are colourful and bright. It is one of those books that they can look at time and time again, as the choices they make can be different every time. They like looking at it together to discuss what they will choose. This book get them to use their imagination. Such a fun book.

Entered a Giveaway 21st November '17

Book pages Placeholder Book
Happy Christmas, Twirlywoos!
For Ages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
No. of Copies
12
End Date
17th Dec '17
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Entered a Giveaway 21st November '17

Book pages Placeholder Book
Dinosaur Atlas
For Ages
5, 6, 7 & 8
No. of Copies
12
End Date
17th Dec '17
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Entered a Giveaway 21st November '17

Book pages Placeholder Book
Hatchimals: The Official Colleggtor's Guide
For Ages
5, 6, 7 & 8
No. of Copies
12
End Date
17th Dec '17
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Entered a Giveaway 21st November '17

Book pages Placeholder Book
ABC Pop-Up
For Ages
5, 6, 7, 8 & 9
No. of Copies
12
End Date
17th Dec '17
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Entered a Giveaway 21st November '17

Book pages Placeholder Book
Shiny Pippin and the Broken Forest
For Ages
7, 8 & 9
No. of Copies
12
End Date
17th Dec '17
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Entered a Giveaway 21st November '17

Book pages Placeholder Book
Joe and the Magic Snowman: A Faraway Tree Adventure
For Ages
7 & 8
No. of Copies
12
End Date
10th Dec '17
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Wrote a Review 22nd November '17

Book pages Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds Phonics: Level 3: Gran is Cross
Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds Phonics: Level 3: Gran is Cross
AvaW read it aged 4
My 4yr old brought this home from school as her reding book. She could read it really well, and most words without assistance. This is a level 3book so a bit harder but if they can read more than just the simple words they will be fine with this book. It is 14pages long so not too short, but the sentences on each page were quite short. My daughter enjoyed the story as well

Wrote a Review 28th November '17

Book pages Oxford Reading Tree: Level 3: More Songbirds Phonics: Bob Bug and the Insect Club
Oxford Reading Tree: Level 3: More Songbirds Phonics: Bob Bug and the Insect Club
AvaW read it aged 4
My daughter had this as a reading book from school. She could read most of the words, only a couple she needed help with. She found the actual story quite boring, it didn't appeal to her. 

Wrote a Review 28th November '17

Book pages Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds: Level 2: The Odd Pet and Other Stories
Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds: Level 2: The Odd Pet and Other Stories
AvaW read it aged 4
My daughter had this as a reading book from school .she found it easy to read, most of the words in the book were pretty simple. She also enjoyed the story, and thought it was funny.

Wrote a Review 29th November '17

Book pages Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds Phonics: Level 3: The Big Match
Oxford Reading Tree Songbirds Phonics: Level 3: The Big Match
AvaW read it aged 4
My daughter brought this home from school as her reading book. This is a level3 book so for slightly more advanced readers. My daughter could read it very well independently. There were just a couple of words she needed help with, but she could blend words that were harder to figure out what they said. She enjoyed the story, but she said she thought it was a book for boys as it was about football.

Wrote a Review 29th November '17

Book pages Hatchimals: The Wishing Star Waterfall: (Book 2)
Hatchimals: The Wishing Star Waterfall: (Book 2)
I read it to AvaW aged 4
My daughter loved this book. She is mad on hatchimals, and has one of her own, so I knew she would love this book. She was so excited to read it, especially as one if the main characters had the same name as her, she thought that was great. She is only 4 so cant read a book as advanced as this, so I read it to her. There were a few black and white illustrations, but it didn't bother her that there weren't many pictures, as she was enjoying the story so much. She really enjoyed the story, and didn't want me to stop reading, as we didn't read it all in one go. At the front were some collector cards, with information about the collegtibles. A great story for any hatchimal fans

Entered a Giveaway 21st November '17

Book pages Placeholder Book
KS2 English SATs Revision Guide: Key Stage 2
For Ages
7, 8, 9, 10 & 11
No. of Copies
3
End Date
17th Dec '17
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Entered a Giveaway 6th November '17

Book pages Placeholder Book
James and the Birthday Balloon
For Ages
3, 4, 5, 6 & 7
No. of Copies
12
End Date
3rd Dec '17
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom