Book Review: The Thriving Child by Dr William Stixrud and Ned Johnson

I read a whole bunch of parenting books when Little M was a baby and then stopped – mainly because nothing really seemed to answer the questions I had and partially because there was too…

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Book Review: How to Help a Hedgehog and Protect a Polar Bear by Jess French and Angela Keoghan

If there was a prize for the book that’s had the most impact in our house this year then this would win it! How to Help a Hedgehog and Protect a Polar Bear introduces the…

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Book Review: The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle

When Fionn Boyle sets foot on Arranmore Island, it begins to stir beneath his feet … Once in a generation, Arranmore Island chooses a new Storm Keeper to wield its power and keep its magic…

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Book Review: Tin Man by Sarah Winman

It begins with a painting won in a raffle: fifteen sunflowers, hung on the wall by a woman who believes that men and boys are capable of beautiful things. I expected love, jealousy and nostalgia…

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Book Review: A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit

I enjoy getting lost, literally and metaphorically. I love that sensation of disorientation followed by discovery,  a frightening freedom. Sometimes, on a family day out, we’ll follow unmarked lanes and see where we end up.…

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