Announcing the #Hallowreadathon!

Oh now this sounds fun #Hallowreadathon click the link below to find out more

A Cat, A Book, and A Cup of Tea

As autumn approaches, so too does Halloween – one of my favourite times of the year! And even though we probably won’t be able to get out and party in person, Imogen’s Typewriter and I have got you covered for a fun bookish time with the seventh annual Hallowreadathon, running from 30th October – 1st November! This is my second year helping the lovely Imogen host her brilliant readathon, and I’m so excited to show you the prompts we’ve cooked up for you in our cauldrons, so read on to find out what’s on the cards for this year…

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#ShareAStory ‘Olly The Top Security Dog’

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Olly : The Top Security Dog

By Chris Turnbull & Illustrated by Izzy Bean

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Olly : The Top Security Dog (Olly The Jack Series Book 1)Olly : The Top Security Dog by Chris Turnbull
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

No rest for a Jack on a mission.

Olly is no slouch, he takes his job very seriously. When things go missing around his home he is soon out on the trail. He’s a quick little Jack and wastes no time hunting high and low.

He runs round the neighbourhood interviewing all his doggy pals. He even tracks down the cat in the pub.

This is a delightful, rythmical read with beautiful bright illustrations. A real treat for the young and those simply young at heart like me. Dog lovers check it out. Very highly recommended.

If you’ve not checked out Emy’s story based on true events, I would recommend this too.

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We love this book and give it 4 Paws & a lick (5*****)

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Smorgasbord Children’s Cafe and Bookstore – New Author on the Shelves – #Environment – That’s Our Home by Jude Lennon

We love all the children’s books by Jude Lennon drop by and check out this wonderful blog on ‘That’s Our Home’ about keeping the beaches clean.

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Delighted to welcome Amazon best selling Children’s author Jude Lennon to the Cafe and bookstore, and you can also find Jude’s latest collection of short stories in the main Cafe. Today I am going to feature her recent release – That’s Our Home.

About the book

“Don’t do that! That’s our home!You’re just not being green.Use a bin or take it home.Keep the beaches clean.” Starfish, Crab and Seagull live on a beautiful beach which is being ruined by rubbish and plastic. Join them as they speak to the people on the beach and remind them about the importance of looking after the beaches and coastlines for everyone.

One of the recent reviews for the book

Adam Searle 5.0 out of 5 stars A strong message  Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 July 2020

I love this book. – “That’s Our Home” is a charming story highlighting the…

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New Release ‘Octopus Shocktopus!’

Just added this to our #TBRList sounds exciting 🙂

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Today I am wishing Peter Bently, Steven Lenton and Nosy Crow a Happy Publication Day for their new title, Octopus Shocktopus!

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In this lovely, community-minded story, a giant octopus lands on a house in a town and everyone is surprised and rather thrilled, apart from Mrs Antrobus, who’s not impressed.

The Octopus soon makes many friends and the townspeople learn to value its contributions as they embrace it as one of them. Even Mrs Antrobus is persuaded that the eight-legged creature has a place amongst them after it saves her cat. But then one day Octopus disappears and everyone feels bereft. Where has their tentacular friend gone?

This is a funny, inspiring and ultimately happy story about friendship, accepting and celebrating differences, and building a community. Peter Bently’s rhymes are superlatively smooth and bring pace and hilarity to the story, while Steven Lenton’s bright and inviting illustrations suck you in…

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#ColouringBookDay ‘Fantasy Snowflakes’

My seal of approval‘Fantasy Snowflakes Coloring Book’

By J.S. Burke

There is a celebration day for almost anything these days, and today 2nd August we celebrate Colouring Books. Well we could not let this day go by without sharing our favourite one. ‘Fantasy Snowflakes Coloring Book’ by our wonderful friend from the US J.S.Burke.

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Below is one of our favourite snowflakes coloured in by Jenny herself, you can see more by clicking the snowflake and visiting Jenny’s web page.

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Goodreads Book Review

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars 

 

What a beautiful and very creative book full of wonderful fantasy snowflakes combining sea-creatures and fantasy images. A truly therapeutic book with the images all including descriptions written below.

The author is remarkably talented and I love that they are connected to the beautiful stories from ‘The Dragon Dreamer Series’

Very Highly Recommended

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