Book Review: Let’s Find Fred


Let’s Find Fred Steven Lenton Scholastic It’s early evening in Garden City Zoo; all the animals are snuggled up ready for sleep, all that is except one. Fred is anything but ready for his bedtime story; in fact he’s off on an adventure … albeit with zookeeper Fred on his trusty old motor scooter, […]

via Let’s Find Fred — Red Reading Hub – Jillrbennett’s Reviews of Children’s Books

Book Review: Thank you, Mr. Panda

Thank You, Mr Panda Steve Antony Hodder Children’s Books Mr Panda’s back in story number three – hurray! This might just be my favourite to date; the final spread certainly had me laughing out loud in delight; and I absolutely love the return of those doughnuts. Mr P. has five beautifully wrapped parcels and as […]

via Thank You, Mr Panda — Red Reading Hub – Jillrbennett’s Reviews of Children’s Books

Book Review: The Hamster

The Hamster Book Silvia Borando Walker Books I’m a huge Minibombo (Shapes Reshape!, Open Up Please!) enthusiast and so was thrilled so see the latest book in Silvia Borando’s superb series. Here, in tandem with an authorial narrative is – in similar fashion to Hervé Tulllet – a series of instructions (in blue print), kind […]

via The Hamster Book — Red Reading Hub – Jillrbennett’s Reviews of Children’s Books

International Book Giving Day

Annual event to share the love of books on Valentine’s Day. The aim of the day is to get ‘books into the hands of as many children as possible’. To find out how you or your organisation can get involved visit the event website here.

Book reviews: Four Silly Skeletons / Boo! Haiku

Four Silly Skeletons Mark Sperring and Sue Hendra Bloomsbury Children’s Books Meet the silly skeleton quartet: there’s Fred, Sid, Belle an Bill, residents of a hill-top house, while down below at the foot of the same hill lives their sweet-natured Auntie June with Skellybones, her cat. The four young’uns get up to all manner of […]

via Four Silly Skeletons / Boo! Haiku — Red Reading Hub – Jillrbennett’s Reviews of Children’s Books

Day of the Girl

idgc_2015-195x250International Day of the Girl Child (Day of the Girl) is an annual event to highlight issues around gender inequality facing young girls. The theme for this year  is Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls. Find out more by clicking through to the links on this post.


National Children’s Day

We’re supporting National Children’s Day on 15th May 2016 by raising awareness of the day in our local area. The theme for this year is ‘mindful heartful childhood,’ with a particular emphasis on the ’emotional maturity and wellbeing of the key adults in children’s lives’ – ‘Happy Parent, Happy Child.’

National Children’s Day UK is an initiative of the Save Childhood Movement. The movement was established in 2013 and consists of a growing collaboration of individuals and organisations that share a deep concern about societal values and wellbeing and the current erosion of natural childhood.

The first NCDUK took place in May 2014 and highlighted Children’s need to connect with Nature. NCDUK2015 explored ‘The Science and Magic of Play’ with more than 250 events and activities taking place throughout the UK – and an estimated audience reach of 300,000+ adults and children. For further information about how to celebrate the day click here.

Source: NCDUK Press Release April 2016

Start Something Beautiful

NGW_colour-logo-2016Very pleased to be sharing information about  National Gardening Week once again. The theme for this year is ‘Get Fit in the Garden’. The aim is to demonstrate how gardening can have a positive impact on our mental and physical well-being. Things to do during the week can be found by clicking on the link for activity suggestions.

If you don’t have a garden how about creating a window garden? We were given this lovely idea from Sainsbury’s Bank.
A Strawberry Window Garden from Sainsburys Bank