Free Shipping on all Books at the Book DepositoryI’m a mum to four wonderful kiddies, wife to one wonderful husband, slave to one wonderful and rather large and furry feline, and owner of one wonderful washing machine. We try to spend lots of time together as a family, playing, learning, having fun and making a mess. I’m thinking about installing an outdoor shower for clean-ups, but for now the garden hose will have to suffice 🙂

I love to read, and I have passed this love onto my children. We read every day. L is an advanced reader capable of reading most things although she is only eight. While reading the text poses little or no problem to L, the content of some books is far ahead of her capabilities to understand and process, so I have been reading books ahead of her to see if they are suitable. I will try to review these books here, and if L does read them, I will include her thoughts as well. A has started on her reading journey too, though at five, she isn’t on novels yet, but she still enjoys listening to anyone else willing to read them to her! The books I review on here I have either bought for my family or borrowed from the library. If the book has come from a different source, I will note that in my review. All of the opinions are my own, and those of my children only.

Many of the activities we have done have come from things I remember doing as a child, things done at the kids schools and playgroups or from my imagination. If I’ve gotten the idea from somewhere else, I will endeavour to acknowledge that source where applicable. Also, these are the activities that I am comfortable doing with my children, not everyone has the same comfort level, so if you don’t like something you see here, please try something else. Really, we just want to have fun and learn, and I want to share our experiences. So come along and have some fun with us on our play-based learning journey 🙂

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Sara Reid (aka the one with paint in her hair) 🙂



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12 responses »

  1. Hi Sara

    Would you consider reviewing my book, Danny Chaucer’s Flying Saucer? It is aimed at 8-12-year-olds, is published by Albury Books and will shortly be available in paperback, but it is already on Amazon. I could send you a PDF or ePub of the book if you would kindly agree to review it?


    Christopher Peter

  2. Hi Sara,

    would you please consider reviewing my book, Googa Nark? It is a fantasy adventure book aimed at younger children, 8-12 years old. It is an ebook on Amazon right now. I can send it to you in whatever format is best for you. Thanks!

    Brian Moos

  3. Hi Sara- would you be interested in reviewing my middle grade novel The New Kid? It’s about a boy just starting middle school who is struggling with losing his best friend and confronting a school bully. if you are interested I can send you a paperback or in an ebook. Thanks, Maureen Straka

  4. Hi Sara,
    I wonder if you are indeed still open to reviewing children’s picture books and if so whether you might be interested in my books.
    I have 4 books currently in print and would be happy to send as a PDF.
    Thanking you in anticipation

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