I am an award-winning book blogger and primary school librarian. My blog, enables me to indulge my love of reading children’s books and I’m particularly drawn to illustrated fiction. In my role as school librarian I run regular book groups and creative writing classes. I am actively involved in the children’s book community and have been involved in judging both the British Book Awards and Blue Peter Book Awards.
I also write for children and am represented by Alice Williams Literary. Growing up I liked nothing better than reading mystery and boarding school stories by torchlight, when I should have been fast asleep. My love of these books have inspired me to write my first middle grade novel, ‘Libby and the Parisian Puzzle,’ which will be illustrated by Becka Moor and published in March 3rd 2022 by Firefly Press.
Libby and the Parisian Puzzle is available to pre-order now on the link below or via your local bookshop.
I hope that my blog will introduce you to some fantastic authors and help inspire children to embark or continue on their reading adventure.
My stunning Blog Header and Avatars have been created by the wonderfully talented Lucy Fleming. You can find out more about Lucy by visiting her website or follow her on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
Hi Jo, nice to meet a fellow bookish person here on wordpress. 🙂
Hi thanks for visiting my blog hope you find it useful. Always lovely to meet other book lovers 😊
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Hi. thanks yes I like to keep in touch with other book lovers. Happy reading.. 🙂
Really useful blog with some great reviews, looking forward to visiting it a lot!
Hi Jenny thanks for the lovely comments and for following my blog. Cheers Jo 👧💜📚
Jo, we at Award love your blog! Keep up the good work.
Your blog is wonderful. Mostly I appreciate your mission! ♡
Thank you for your lovely comments. thanks for stopping by the blog. Jo
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Your reviews are lovely – many thanks. I’m an obsessive reader and mum to two young boys (3 & 8) for whom I’m always trying to find new reads. I’m not sure how to use your blog (am not an experienced reader of blogs). Do you classify books by possible suitability for age at all?
Thanks for your lovely feedback. All of the books I review are suitable for Primary aged children. I don’t categorise them by age as children read at such different levels. All of the picture books I review are suitable for pre-school children and above, illustrated fiction from 5 and above and the majority of the other fiction I review is Middle Grade which is roughly 8 and over. If you have a query about the suitability of a particular title please do get in touch and I will be happy to advise.
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I’m manageress at an independent book shop in Cardiff Bay. I wanted to invite you down and offer you 10% discount.
I’m starting a book tube channel on YouTube and would love to record us having a natter about books if your interested? If not the discount still stands!
I really hope you can find the time to visit Octavo Book Cafe & Wine Bar!
Thanks for getting in touch, sadly I live quite a long way away from Cardiff otherwise I would have loved to have taken you up on your offer. Good luck with the YouTube channel. Jo
So pleased to have discovered this blog as I start on my own children’s book blog journey. I love how detailed your reviews are and can’t wait to read some of the books you have reviewed! Following!!
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Hi Jo, I’m so happy to have discovered your blog, I love reading & writing picture books, and your blog has some fantastic recommendations.