Books · Childrens' Reads

Percy Poole & the Ghost Train

W. Charles Thompson’s ‘Percy Poole and the Ghost Train’ whisks young readers back to 1933, as the fourteen-year-old son of a detective and the ghost of his sister embark on a railway-themed adventure they’ll never forget. It’s steeped in intrigue, thrills and whistle-stopping action! Jack has been engrossed in Percy Poole & the Ghost Train… Continue reading Percy Poole & the Ghost Train

Books · Childrens' Reads

Harry Potter & the Cursed Child

This week Jack (11) makes his debut on the blog with his review of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. ******  J.K. Rowling’s latest book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, is proving very popular and is quite possibly my favourite of the Harry Potter series. This book is all about Harry and his friends… Continue reading Harry Potter & the Cursed Child

Books · Childrens' Reads

Easter Rising 1916: Molly’s Diary; A Review

I was browsing the Eason website a while back and this book caught my eye for Caoimhe (11) who was on the lookout for something new to read. It’s very difficult to browse any website with books without purchasing isn’t it?? So, as often happens the book ‘fell’ into my shopping basket and Caoimhe was… Continue reading Easter Rising 1916: Molly’s Diary; A Review

Books · Childrens' Reads

Give the Gift of Books – Suggested Titles

We’re big readers in the Simply Homemade home and one thing that is guaranteed is that Christmas time will see the ever growing homemade library extend a little further. Only last week both Caoimhe & Jack’s teachers’ remarked at their parent/teacher meeting’s how evident their love of reading is by the standard of their work.… Continue reading Give the Gift of Books – Suggested Titles