#WorldBookDay #ShareAStory Seal Mother


World Book Day 2019

Happy Reading everyone, we hope you have been managing to get at least a few minutes of reading in today? Drop us a message in the comments below if it was something you really enjoyed and you think we should know about it.

We actually did a couple of #RubyTubeDay mini book reviews over on YouTube so we will drop the links below so you can take a peek and maybe share with your book lover friends?


Seal Mother ~ A Selkie Tale in Verse by Rose English

One lonely seal
in the midst of the ocean
rolls on the waves
to the rhythmical motion.
The seal watches over
the child on the sand.
Her lovely young daughter
born of the land.

On Midsummer’s Eve seals swim up onto the sand, shed their skin and transform into beautiful young women to give thanks to the mysterious Moon Goddess.

Lost in dance, no one notices a shimmering sealskin being stolen; leaving one beautiful Selkie trapped on the land forever.
Can an unlikely friend help her reclaim her skin, or is she destined to remain forever in human form?

‘Seal Mother’ – a magical Selkie tale of love, loss and deceit, told in verse.

Illustrations by Hannah Ryan

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Remembrance Sunday 2018 ‘Lest we forget’

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Children’s Books

Today as it is Remembrance Sunday, and sometimes children have many questions we want to share a couple of #BooksWeLove Hopefully this will help parents or guardians give them a more enjoyable learning experience, helping them to understand about war and those who were part of it.

Stubby: A True Story of Friendship by Michael Foreman

Stubby was a brave soldier, a loyal friend… and a dog. From an army training camp to the trenches in France, this is the incredible true story of Sergeant Stubby, the dog who served bravely in the First World War, sniffing out gas attacks, catching spies and winning the hearts of his fellow soldiers.

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This is a beautifully illustrated story for children 5 – 7 years. If you click the images above they will open in a seperate window so you can get a better feel for the story.

We give this a 4 Paw rating


Poppy Field by Michael Morpurgo & Michael Foreman

This is a beautifully illustrated NEW RELEASE, to celebrate the history of the poppy.

In Flanders’ fields, young Martens knows his family’s story, for it is as precious as the faded poem hanging in their home. From a poor girl comforting a grieving soldier, to an unexpected meeting of strangers, to a father’s tragic death many decades after treaties were signed, war has shaped Martens’s family in profound ways – it is their history as much as any nation’s.

The lovely illustrations are in grey with hints of red to highlight  throughout. Truly captivating. Click here >> ‘Look Inside’ to take a peek on Amazon.

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We give this a 4 Paw rating


It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas by Chris Turnbull

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

This beautiful seasonal treat is for the whole family.  I am sharing it here because it has a selection of wonderful stories and facts about the war. For example history students will surely remember The Christmas Truce 1914  During the war German and British soldiers ceased fighting and celebrated with a game of football across ‘No Man’s Land’.

AMAZON UK: https://goo.gl/lmV7Qg
AMAZON US: https://goo.gl/nfML4O

We LOVE this book and give it 4 Paws a Woof and a Lick


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