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Argh! It’s World Book Day!

A stack of books to symbolise the number of tasks parents have to carry out for World Book Day.

Happy World Book Day. Or commiserations on World Book Day, depending on where you stand. I’m somewhere in the middle. I love books and it’s only right that the importance of literacy is both celebrated and promoted. It’s a nice distraction from all the awful things happening right now too. But, bloody hell, it’s hard …

Review: Science is Magic

This is a paid collaboration with DK Books. In case you didn’t know already, we’re currently in British Science Week. So what better time to review this title recently published by DK? Written by science presenter and comedian, Steve Mould, Science is Magic teaches kids the science behind a range of magic tricks. I’ve always been …

Review: The Little Inventors Handbook

Happy World Inventors Day! If your kids are anything like mine, they love inventing things. Mine are forever writing their own comics featuring all kinds of weird and wonderful contraptions. They rarely make it off the page though. So, to celebrate the recent publication of The Little Inventors Handbook and to mark World Inventors Day, …

The Brothers Grim

I’ve always been proud of how creative my kids are. All three of them have brilliant imaginations and come out with some really interesting and funny ideas. Just lately, however, I’ve been a little less enthused. The fact that they’re clearly ready to return to school may be playing a part here as things have …

The day we lost our library

Today was a sad day. We learned that, despite council tax increases, our local library – as well as six others in the county – is to close. For the last few months, I’ve been campaigning with a group of like-minded school parents to keep it open. We’ve worked really hard petitioning, raising awareness and …