Meet Logan. the most adorable rabbit protagonist in Nicola Kinnear’s debut picture book, A Little Bit Brave. He never goes outside and loves his creature comforts – knitting, hot drinks, indoor plants and books. He is a bunny after my own heart! His friend, Luna, on the other hand, loves the excitement of the outside … More A Little Bit Brave: Blog Tour
I was 10 when I first noticed ‘breast buds’ forming and, armed with a total lack of knowledge, promptly assumed that I had breast cancer. I confided in a friend who was more wordly wise (she follows this page so I wonder if she’ll remember this) and she calmly informed me not to panic. Totally … More Review: The Breast Book (Emma Pickett)
‘One Family’s Journey from Cesarean to Home Birth’ When Brooklyn contacted me in early December regarding a review of her upcoming release, I had a backlog of books to review (AKA The Pile of Guilt) but my interest was certainly piqued… not only a positive VBAC (vaginal birth after Caesarean) story, but an HBAC (home … More Review: Born in the Bed you Were Made (Brooklyn James)
You know a book has captured your children’s imagination when you’re asked to read it for the 17th time in the space of a few hours… and you don’t mind! ‘I am a collector of cats. I have no cats. But I do have a plan…’ What could POSSIBLY go wrong? From the moment I spotted … More Collecting Cats: Blog Tour
Emma Rosen’s self-published Milk: A Story of Breastfeeding in a Society that’s Forgotten How is part autobiography, part factual analysis of the social, historical and ethical obstacles to establishing breastfeeding and the factors that threaten each woman’s journey, at every turn. Where you may expect to find a self-indulgent foray into one woman’s mothering journey, you will … More ‘Milk: A Story of Breastfeeding in a Society That’s Forgotten How’ (Review)
New Walk is the debut novel from Ellie Durant, writer of the popular blog Midwife Diaries and author of Becoming a Student Midwife: The Survival Guide for Passionate Applicants. I was lucky enough to be sent a pre-release copy to read and review by publishers Pinter & Martin. Chloe Cawthorne is carrying the weight of her mother’s … More Pre-Release Review: New Walk
In an attempt to turn this recent run of weather-and-illness-induced cabin fever into a positive thing, I’ve drawn together a little review of our favourite winter into spring reads. With the exception of Hooray for Hoppy, these straddle both winter and spring, so we’ve been reading them for quite a few months already, but they … More Books to help you spring into spring
My parents gave me a love of reading; of words, books and language, from an early age. Being an only child meant I often had to come up with imaginative ideas for things to do and I believe it was reading so much that aided that. As an English graduate and secondary English teacher, instilling … More Ten Reasons Why You Can Never Read Too Much With Children.
It’s no secret that we love pretty much anything published by Pinter & Martin here at TFTMS. They’re (partly) responsible for bringing us The Positive Birth Book, which Jo reviewed back in the summer, as well as The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding – the La Leche League book that contains everything you could ever wish … More Review: Growing Up Pregnant
Christmas, books, Christmas, books…two of our favourite things! So we’ve been to the library and chosen a few children’s Christmas books to road test with our toddlers. Here are their favourites (and not so favourites). Lauren: Slinky Malinki’s Christmas Crackers by Lynley Dodd This is a lovely book by the author of Hairy Maclary from … More Ho Ho Ho! Christmas Books for Toddlers.