Books We've Been Reading | January 2021 | Plus WIN! A MYSTERY BOOK BUNDLE!

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Anyone who knows me knows that I love to read. It's something I've always enjoyed and I think it's so important that we grow and nurture a love of reading for future generations. We are really missing our trips to the library but thankfully we have a rather hefty children's book collection and I've been making the most of our libraries online ebook loan service to keep my kindle well stocked with reading material. Here's what we've been reading this month....




Bella The Story Teller By Adam & Charlotte Guillain 


Bella The Story Teller By Adam & Charlotte Guillain

Bella loves to tell stories, morning, noon and night. She talks all the time, even when people don't really want her too! What would happen if Bella lost her voice? Surely it would be a disaster or would it perhaps lead to some interesting discoveries?

This is a really simple and enjoyable story all about talking too much (something children know a lot about!). It helps children to understand the importance of listening to others and the value that can be gained from allowing others to speak. It emphasizes turn taking and is a good introduction to discovering how to communicate effectively.

The illustrations are chunky, bold and colourful and would be attractive to younger audiences that may not yet grasp the concept of the story. It would be an ideal book to read with siblings of different ages.
 

The Night Watch Ninjas By Lily Roscoe, Lisa & Damien Barlow


The Night Watch Ninjas By Lily Roscoe, Lisa & Damien Barlow

A peaceful night around the midnight snack table is destroyed by news of a prison break. The stink meister has escaped from his cell and intends on reeking (😉) havoc. Can The Night Watch Ninjas catch the smelly skunk before he unleashes his mega bombs of stank???

I love this story. It's so incredibly funny. The tried and tested formula of good versus evil works so well here. There are some truly genius lines within the book, "to the bat cave" being one of my favourites. The illustrations are bold and colourful with a heavy dose of neon brightness. The book captures the feel of a traditional comic book and translates it to a younger audience very effectively. It's a wonderful story to read when you need a little giggle, no matter what your age.

Cub's First Summer By Rebecca Elliott


Cub's First Summer By Rebecca Elliott

Join an inquisitive little fox cub as he makes his way through a glorious summer's day side by side with his mummy. The little cub is understandably full of questions about everything. 'Why do the birds sing?', 'Why is it so hot?' and as all mummies do she responds in a creative (and surprisingly patient) manner. As the summers day draws to a close the sky turns thunderous- will little cub make it home in time?

This is a wonderful bedtime story that discusses the season of summer and all the wonderful things that occur in nature during this season. The story line is simple and repetitive but in a soothing manner rather than an annoying one. The imagery is quite muted compared to some of the other books we have but it is well suited to this gentle paced story. The illustrations have a hand drawn water colour effect.

Whilst it's a very relaxing book to read but it lacks a sense of adventure and is therefore less engaging than other books we own. It's a great book to discover the seasons together and would be a great book to go alongside a summer themed activity but the story line is perhaps a little too simple to encourage a child to enthusiastically choose this book to read.



Lies by T. M Logan


The Holiday by T. M Logan featured as one of my five stars reads of 2020. It was clever, engaging and satisfyingly unpredictable. This book took all that to the next level.The story follows Joe and his family as secrets unravel, mysterious circumstances evolve and lies become indiscernible from truth. The book has an incredible pace, I flew through it- eager to know more. I couldn't put it down. It's full of twists and turns that kept me guessing and the ending was jaw dropping. I'll definitely be keeping and eye out for more T. M Logan books.


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91 comments:

  1. Unfortunately I have not read any of the childrens books because my daughter is 13 now so obviously to old for them. I would love to win a mystery book bundle for myself fingers crossed

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  2. Havent read any ! They all sound brill especially the adult

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  3. I love a good thriller and What if your whole life was based on lies sounds like my kind of book.

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  4. I haven't but they look great!

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  5. I haven't read any of these but I have read 29 Seconds by T.M.Logan which I enjoyed.

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  6. I've not read any of these but we love picture books at my house. The Night Watch Ninjas sounds like our cup of tea!

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  7. No I haven’t any yet but would love to

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  8. I haven't read any of these but my new years resolution was to read more so I would definitely love to add these to my collection!

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  9. We’ve not read any of these yet but the cub looks very cute x

    Kay Sherman

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  10. love the sound of Bella the storyteller for my daughter who loves telling, reading and writing stories.

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  11. Thank you for a book suggestion. I'm always looking for those. Thank you for the giveaway as well.

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  12. I have not read any yet! but I have a few still to read before I get new ones

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  13. Iv not read any of these but im sure my little man would love the night eatxh ninja! Sounda right up his street!

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  14. Unfortunately not. We did read similar books to my son when he was younger. I'd love to win a bundle for myself. Lies sounds amazing - right up my street.

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  15. I haven't read any of the books you have reviewed. I'd love to win a bundle of books for my granddaughter.

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  16. I like to have a pile of books to read.

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  17. I haven't read any of the books above - I read every day, especially enjoy a thriller

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  18. No, I've not read any of these and would like to read more. Thanks for running this giveaway :)

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  19. No not yet, but would love too

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  20. 've not read any of these but we love to read in this house!

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  21. I haven't come across these ones - I think my youngest would like the Night Watch Ninja's so I will have to keep that one in mind #BWBR

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  22. I've not read any of them but would love to read Lies

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  23. I haven't read these books yet but look interesting!

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  24. Not heard of those but look intersting #BWBR

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  25. I love reading, it really gets your imagination going. It's really amazing how you picture everything in your mind without even trying too. Thanks for the giveaway💖

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  26. No I haven't read any of the books on the list but I would love to win the adult bundle. I am not very adventurous with my choice of books so would appreciate the opportunity to try genres I wouldn't normally read.

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  27. Not read those books yet, but there is always tomrrow.

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  28. Hello, no I haven't actually read any of those books. I think that 'Bella The Story Teller' By Adam & Charlotte Guillain looks like a nice book. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  29. Personally i haven't read any of the books mentioned but from your reviews sounds like a good read for children.The Holiday sounds like a great page turner.

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  30. not read these but Lies sounds excellent

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  31. NO I haven't yet but The Holiday is on my reading list!

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  32. Not read any of these books love to though

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  33. No I have not read any of them, but interesting.

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  34. havent read any of them yet !

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  35. I haven't read any but Cub's First Summer looks so cute :)

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  36. No not yet but they look great!

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  37. No I have not read any of them but they look interesting

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  38. not read any of them but would love to

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  39. Haven’t read any, but they look lovely

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  40. Haven't read any of them; Lies by T. M Logan sounds interesting

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  41. No not read any of these

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  42. No I haven't read any on them, fingers crossed

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  43. Not rad any of them - but would love to :)

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  44. have not read any of these books yet

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  45. None of these yet but 'Lies' looks great!

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  46. No but i know the kids would love the Night Watch Ninjas

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  47. No but would love to as they look awesome,

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  48. I haven't read any of these but the adult book sounds right up my alley!

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  49. I haven’t read any of them yet but I’d love to

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  50. Would love to win this bundle of books - fingers crossed

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  51. Have not read any of the books yet

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  52. Not read any of these books yet

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  53. I haven’t read any of the books in this months post but I would love to read Cubs First Summer to my children.

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  54. None as yet, but all sound great

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  55. Not read any of these yet but there are some good suggestions

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  56. I’d love to read books for grown ups can’t wait for schools to resume and have some time for me and a good book

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  57. I haven't read any of these books, but would love to read Cub's first summer with the little ones and Lies by myself.

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  58. These all look nice , good to have a selection to encourage children nto enjoy reading, I like the look of lies myself, its great if you actually enjoy what you are reading with childrenand the crossover into adult books.

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  59. We have just started Night Watch Ninjas

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  60. I haven't but they all look fab!

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  61. I do love a a good read!xO <3

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  62. My nieces would absolutely love these books!

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  63. i haven't read any but they all look amazing!

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  64. We just love books - great way to engage the kids.

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  65. I haven't read any of them but I'd like to.

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  66. No I haven't read any of them. They sound great. I love reading!

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  67. I haven’t read any of the books but my children would absolutely love the kids books!

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  68. I haven't yet read any of them

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  69. Haven't had opportunity to read any of those unfortunately. Can't wait for spring to come so I can read peacefully in my garden.

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  70. No, but would like to - love reading x

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  71. I haven't read any of them. But I'm sure my girls would love cubs first summer, and would make us all think about all the wonderful things we can look forward to this summer.

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  72. I haven't had the opportunity to read any of the books.

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  73. Cubs first summer looks amazing. Can't wait to be able to enjoy the summer with my three small children.

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  74. These books look superb. The colours are so eye catching. I'd love to own them.

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  75. I haven't read any of them but would love to with my boy

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  76. Themselves look superb I love the colours. Very eye catching.

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  77. Havent been feeling too well so no reading recently but would love to win the bundle!

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  78. I've not yet had the pleasure of reading any of them! I love fiction, and thrillers, so "The Holiday" by T. M Logan definitely tops my "must read" list - it sounds absolutely cracking! :)

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  79. No we haven't but I really like the look of the 'Lies' book

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  80. no not yet but they sound fab so will soon

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  81. i haven’t read any of them yet but I like the sound of ‘Lies’

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  82. My grandchildren are sadly too old for the books mentioned. I am an avid reader and have read quite a few books this year already, I particularly enjoy crime thrillers, mystery and historical fiction

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  83. I haven't read any of them yet but they all sound ideal for my four year old. I know he'd enjoy reading about the stink meister.

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