Posts Tagged “Bookworm Wednesday”

Santa is coming to … (your town) book

By | December 22, 2014

It’s always nice to find a new Christmas book to build on the excitement, especially when you have a SN child who hasn’t always understood what Christmas was all about. I’d seen the “Santa is coming to..” books in shops in town and wondered exactly what they’d include, would it include our village, which is […]

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Harvest by Jim Crace #BookReview

By | March 27, 2014

I enjoyed reading and dissecting historical novels during English Literacy in school, so when Mumsnet offered me the chance to read and review Harvest by Jim Crace, shortlisted for the 2013 Man Booker Prize, I was really looking forward to it. The story is set in a rural village during an unknown time, a story […]

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Quiet: The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking

By | March 26, 2014

I’m not an extrovert, quite the opposite. The thought of going into a room full of people and *jazz-handing* whilst saying “Hi, it’s me!” would send me into a flat-spin, I just couldn’t do it. I remember doing work experience at school and reading the report at the end of it which said something like […]

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Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs

By | December 11, 2013

It’s always nice to get the Christmas books out in the run up to Christmas, D will very happily sit and read them as part of her evening routine. These are just a few that I picked up this morning, but there are more, lurking around. Her absolute favourite Christmas book for the last couple […]

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The Day The Crayons Quit #BookwormWednesday

By | November 20, 2013

As regular readers of this blog will know, I have a couple of avid readers in T and D. I’m so pleased they love to read and get away from tablets and apps, books can just transport you into another world, a world of imagination. I saw the book above in our local bookshop and […]

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The Adventures of Banana Man #SSAmazingAchievements

By | September 25, 2013

One of the misconceptions about individuals with autism is that they have no imagination. Based on experiences with T and D, I’d suggest that it’s more that imagination is impaired, ie they’re unsure how to process it. D is very into her reading (as is T) and she produced this comic on Sunday, which delighted […]

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“If” by Rudyard Kipling #BookwormWednesday

By | September 18, 2013

Today’s Bookworm Wednesday is a poem, not a book. "If" by Rudyard Kipling was my Grandma’s favourite poem. It was a very applicable poem to her, she was a midwife in the 1940’s and gave birth to my mum in 1942 not knowing if her husband would come home from the war. Thankfully her "handsome […]

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“Respect” by Michaela Morgan #BookwormWednesday

By | September 11, 2013

Today’s choice for Bookworm Wednesday came by chance, it was a book chosen by D’s teacher for her reading homework. I found it very interesting to read the first few chapters with her. The book is based on a true story, that of Walter Tull, an orphan sent to an East End orphanage with his […]

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Angela Nicely #BookwormWednesday

By | August 14, 2013

Regular readers of my blog may remember that I reviewed a Dirty Bertie book – – several weeks ago, today’s #BookwormWednesday is by the same author but aimed at young female readers. Angela Nicely appears in the Dirty Bertie books and Bertie has the favour returned in this book. Angela is just as michevious […]

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We love “Tiny Twisted Tales” from Calvin Innes

By | May 30, 2013

We like books a lot in the Bluecrisps household, to pick up a book and from the first few lines to be transported away to a world in the author’s imagination is wonderful. Books can relax you, excite you, make you laugh or cry or wonder at the imagery presented. What we all enjoy are […]

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