What we read... in August

This month has seen an exciting development in our bedtime reading as Lily and I have started reading chapter books after putting Ollie down for bed. We read a few Paddington Bear stories but are now enjoying Enid Blyton's Enchanted Wood which is a much easier read. We read a chapter a night and maybe some more if we have a quiet moment during the day and I'm really enjoying the time with Lily.

We have had a few extra library visits this month and have picked up a couple of books which I now want to add to our huge book collection at home! I have fallen in love with Knight Time by Jane Clarke and am excited to see they also have a book about starting school which would be good as a Christmas present for Lily.

I would also recommend the Night Pirates by Peter Harris, the story is engaging and the illustrations are beautiful - what more could you want in a children's picture book?

I have been on a reading spree this month. I think the combination of short books and a couple of hours each night trying to get Ollie back to sleep has really helped me to spend a fortune on my Kindle.

By far my favourite has been Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir. I'm very excited about the next book coming out in the next few days.

I've also raced through the whole 'Air Awakens' series and would recommend it. There were some good twists and it kept me gripped from beginning to end. I finished it two nights ago and have withdrawal symptoms. My only criticism is that I think the author could have taken the story so much further. Perhaps there is more to come!
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