FACTS! One for every day of the year.

All of our children adore books, and right from any early age they have shown a keen interest in the world around them, they read anything and everything from Fairy Stories to books about the human body. This week we have been looking at a new book by Tracey Turner, called Facts! One for every … Read more

Help Your Kids with Growing Up.

Having three teens/tweens in the house I was very curious to take a look at Robert Winston’s book Help Your Kids with Growing Up. I remember watching Child Of our Time and really liking his approach, unlike others I could mention! It is promoted as ‘A no-nonsense guide to Puberty and Adolescence’. Split into 12 … Read more

Goth Girl and The Ghost of A Mouse

As I am sure you all know by ow, all of our children love reading, and Eowyn is no exception, I picked up her schoolbag last week and could barely lift it, on closer inspection she had five rather large books in her bag, all with bookmarks at different points, I asked which book she … Read more

Birds and Other Animals Picasso Book

As you will know if you are frequent visitors to Hex Mum Plus 1, the children are HUGE book fans, we have numerous bookcases around the house, full to the brim with everything from picture books to large encyclopedias (yes we don’t always use google!) The girls are all keen artists and you can find … Read more

The Thing About Jellyfish #book review

Neva is an avid reader and loves any Young adult books, but this one was a particular favourite. It’s peculiar how no-words can be better than words. How silence can say more than noise, or a person’s absence can occupy even more space than their presence did. Suzy is twelve when her best friend, Franny, … Read more

Galaxy Quick Reads 2016

Last year I reviewed some fabulous quick read books with a little Galaxy bar to help me along! So when I received an email asking if I would like to be sent this years Galaxy Quick Reads, of course I said yes. These books are perfect for mums like me who barely get a minute to … Read more

The Jungle Book – The Mowgli Stories Audible Review

Neva absolutely loves animals and reading, so when we were asked to review The Jungle Book-The Mowgli Stories via audible, she obviously jumped at the chance. Here is what audible have to say about the  “Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book – The Mowgli Stories is available here.  25p from every download goes to help ZSL … Read more