• Booklists,  First Experiences

    Starting School

    Starting school can be a big step for little people. New routines to learn, people to meet, and places to navigate – it can be quite daunting and create some first-day nerves. Stories are a great way to help prepare children – teaching them what to expect, and providing lots of opportunities to chat about any questions and worries.  These are some of my favourite picture books, perfect for those starting nursery or big school! I hope you enjoy this list! Do let me know which books your little bookworms are loving! Drop a comment below, or come and chat about all things books with me over on Instagram and…

  • Booklists,  History

    Vikings

    Fierce gods, brave warriors and voyaging Norseman – discover the world of the Vikings with this list of fascinating fact books and exciting fiction! With something suitable for every age, these books will help you step back in time and bring the Viking era to life. Perfect for home education studies, project work, and curious readers! I hope you enjoy this list! Do let me know which books your little bookworms are loving! Drop a comment below, or come and chat about all things books with me over on Instagram and Facebook! Happy Reading! Kari Note: All links are Amazon Affiliate links. I may earn a small commission from these…

  • Booklists,  History

    Ancient Rome

    For all those fascinated by Ancient Rome, I hope this list will help you step back in time and experience Roman life! I have chosen a mix of fiction, non-fiction and activity books that cover a range of age groups – from simple texts like The Goose Guards for younger readers, to Gladiator which would be perfect for your tween/teen reader. Each book has a clickable link, so do take the time to take a closer look! Unfortunately The Orchard Book of Roman Myths is currently out of print. I’ve included it as it’s such a lovely book, and can still be found in libraries or second-hand!    I hope…

  • Booklists,  History

    Roman Britain

    Step back in time and explore Roman Britain! This list brings together a mixture of stories suitable for a range of age groups, as well fascinating fact books! The perfect springboard into study topics, project work, or just discovering new books for your budding historian! I hope you enjoy this list! Do let me know which books your little bookworms are loving! Drop a comment below, or come and chat about all things books with me over on Instagram and Facebook! Happy Reading! Kari   Note: All links are Amazon Affiliate links. I may earn a small commission from these links, at no cost whatsoever to you. This allows me…

  • Booklists,  Fiction

    Animal Stories – Chapter Books

    “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” – Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows The days are long and bright, and summer is in full swing! This time of year always reminds me of this wonderful quote from The Wind in the Willows – the image of rowboats and picnics, and lazing your way down a babbling river. It got me thinking about all my other favourite books where animals take centre stage! Those books where the animals tell their own story, and you are drawn into their wonderous world. With such memorable characters…