Penny Luker has FREE ebooks 28 – 29 March 2020

Looking for sometihng for the ‘Lockdown’ then Penny Luker has put her wonderful stories available for FREE. Click below to find out more 🙂

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All my children’s ebooks are free on 28-29 March. If you’re in the middle of reading another book with your child why not download these and save them for later?

Desdemona the dragon without any friendsis a charming children’s picture book to read to a younger child. Desdemona is looking for friendship and she learns that friends don’t have to look like you.

My other children’s books are chapter books. Each chapter can be read as an individual story and they make up a longer story. These are ideal for children to read themselves or to share with their favourite adult.

The Green Bookis the story of Alana, who discovers a magic book. Alana has many adventures with her friends and the magic book. She learns ways to solve problems whilst having loads of fun.

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Tiny Tyrannosaurustells about Isaac’s life with a magical tiny tyrannosaurus. They…

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#WorldBookDay coming Thursday 5th March 2020

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World Book Day 2020 #ShareAStory

So once again it is that time of year where we spread the love of reading to our younger friends or children. World Book Day is a great way of doing this and you can find out more by clicking the logo at the top of the page to go to their main website.

#ShareAMillionStories

This year the aim is to Share A Million Stories with younger readers, schools and community groups even parents can sign up to share a story each day starting 27th February 2020 with a chance to win book prizes check it out HERE.

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Over the next few days we will be sharing some of our ‘One Minute Stories’. We hope you will drop by and check each one out. All leading up to World Book Day on Thursday 5th March 2020.

Thank You for visiting

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First Lines Friday (Children’s Books)

We love this idea so we will give it a go but use only children’s books. It is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?  Check out Wandering Words for more info, and follow the rules below:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!

Here we go…


“Where’s Papa going with that ax?” said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast.


This is from a classic do you know it?

If not read on to find out which book this extract is from…

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Wilbur the pig’s life has already been saved by Fern, but when he is sold to her uncle he realises his life is in even more danger.

Enter Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider. Charlotte is determined to keep Wilbur from the chopping block, and comes up with an ingenious way to do just that.

Charlotte’s Web  by E.B. White  is a classic tale of friendship, bravery and a little bit of animal magic.

A highly recommended read, a truly beautiful tale.

Thank you for visiting and Happy Reading

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‘That’s Our Home!’ by Jude Lennon

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Are you passionate about keeping our beaches clean?

Would you like to help our lovely author friend Jude Lennon from Little Lamb Tales to publish her latest children’s book ‘That’s Our Home!’ You would or still not sure? If not sure then check out Jude’s video below. Or find out more on the project page by clicking HERE

If you take part in this great Kickstarter project. You could also receive goodies in exchange for your pledge. We pledged a small amount and if the project is successful we will receive a signed copy of the book. How exciting is that?

Visit Lamby and Flossie and find out more about the Kickstarter Campaign by clicking on the little lamb logo below.

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Oh my goodness check this out, a sneek peek of some of the wonderful characters that will be featured in ‘That’s Our Home!’ by Jude Lennon with the beautiful illustrations by Lisa Williams

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Don’t forget you can help to get this book in print. Just visit the Kickstarter Page and show your support. Pledge £10 or more and you can help get the book, and its environmental message out into the world. Plus, by pledging this amount you can opt to receive a signed copy of the book should the campaign be successful. Go on what are you waiting for.

Please #SpreadTheWord and thank you for visiting. Happy Reading.

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First Lines Friday (Children’s Books)

We love this idea so we will give it a go but use only children’s books. It is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?  Check out Wandering Words for more info, and follow the rules below:

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

If you’re using Twitter, don’t forget to use #FirstLinesFridays!

Here we go…


A postman limped up the Peterson’s path and put a padded envelope through the front door letter box. As Tilly was leaving for school she picked it up and saw it was addressed to herself and her brother Olly. She quickly opened it and something hard fell into her hand. There was a letter wrapped around it.


Read on to find out which book this extract is from…

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M.I.C.E. and the StoneM.I.C.E. and the Stone by William Coniston

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a truly enjoyable read I would say it would be loved by boys and girls who were competent readers or those in secondary education upwards. Definitely not for children of a sensitive nature as there are some rather frightening scenes in the story and some real evil characters.

The story is about a brother and sister who are given a special stone by their Grandpa which has been passed down through the generations. The stone has special powers and allows the children to hear and communicate with animals specifically a secret organisation, M.I.C.E. ‘Mammals In Co-operation Everywhere’ (I really don’t know why but I had trouble trying to remember that and had to occasionally refer back a few pages.)

Olly and Tilly make some unusual new friends Jess a dog, Liam & Ian some very technically minded mice, Aristotle the badger and several more. The children and animals all come together to stop evil namely Odric and Botwulf who are both rather sinister creatures. Botwulf will stop at nothing to retrieve the stone and raise his master. Hence some very scary parts of the book.

Set around the ancient British coastline of Whitby & north Yorkshire with it’s stormy seas and sinister cliff faces this book makes for an eerie read. Worth checking out.

Aimed at 9 – 18 year olds.


A highly recommended read.

Thank you for visiting and Happy Reading

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Advent re-visited Day’s 20 – 23

Day 20 ‘Akea

‘Akea’ by Elizabeth Jade a talented young #IndieAuthor with beautiful black and white illustrations by Anthony Wallis 🌹📚🎄📖⭐️🐾

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Day 21 ‘Deadwood Hall’

Linda Jones @ljones2703 ‘Deadwood Hall’ a magical fantasy story 🌹📚🎄📖⭐️🐾

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Day 22 ‘George and Maude’

Sarah Griffiths ‘George and Maude’ a fun rhyming picture book with George the parrot🌹📚🎄📖⭐️🐾
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Day 23 ‘Ruby’s Christmas Wishes’

Rose English and ‘Ruby’s Christmas Wishes’ currently only available as a PDF but if anyone should like one I can email one across simply leave me a message below  🌹📚🎄📖⭐️🐾

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Thank you for visiting & Happy Reading

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Advent re-visited Day’s 15 – 19

Day 15 ‘The Festival of the Snow Moon’

Beautiful #PictureBook this time by Katherine Youngman – children’s author ‘The Festival of the Snow Moon’ 🌹📚🎄📖⭐️🐾
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Day 16 ‘The Robin’s First Christmas’

A seasonal treat for the littlies ‘The Robin’s First Christmas’ by @stschroder 🌹📚🎄📖⭐️🐾
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Day 17 ‘The Dragon of Allerton Oak’

A beautiful fantasy based around a real #OakTree in #Allerton #Liverpool

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Day 18 ‘The Crooked Little Tree’

‘The Crooked Little Tree’  by Lesley Swain  beautifully #Illustrated by Sylva Fae 🌹📚🎄📖⭐️🐾
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Day 19 ‘The Railway Cat’

‘The Railway Cat’ by Ken Ashton 🌹📚🎄📖⭐️🐾

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Thank you for visiting & Happy Reading

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