Guest post a Book and Activity

Guest post a Book and Activity

I read this great post about creating an activity to go with books that you read with children. Cassi at the Crafty Crow has created a great guest posting series where she invited people to submit books and a linked craft they have shared with children. I am sad that I missed this and wanted to share my own and invite anyone to share with me their book and activity (craft or other activity) to let me know and I will post it up.

I will create a master list in this post and link up all the books and activities for you all to refer back to.

  • I will start with a book and activity I recently did with my children at school. I read them Please, Mr Panda and did a drama activity.

Message me with a link to your blog post and I will repost and link you up OR you can email me your entry to ayirrell@gmail.com and I will get it posted.  

Please share on Twitter, Facebook and on your blog to get this off to a great start!!!!

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National Blog Posting Month 2015
National Blog Posting Month 2015
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12 Best Picture Books For Imagination.

12 Best Picture Books For Imagination.

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Our topic this term has been imagination. This is a round of the best picture books which link to Imagination, I have read ALL these books with my kinder kids and they loved them!

 

 

The children loved looking at Quest and Journey, they could retell the story and not worry about getting it right as there are no words. It really encouraged them to think and imagine what story the pictures are telling.

 

Not a stick or box really helped them imagine what everyday items could become.

 

The children gave the story machine a big thumbs up! They love how the letters made pictures.

 

It might be an apple was a great book and we talked about lots more things that an apple might be.

  

This book just ate my dog was a funny book that had the kids laughing and wanting to  help shake out the lost characters.

We loved reading all these books and they really helped us improve our imaginations.

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For other book ideas check these posts out

Please, Mr Panda

Little Red Riding Hood

Books and Libraries

National Blog Posting Month 2015
National Blog Posting Month 2015

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Three Quotes, Three days – Day 2

So I am taking up the three days, three quotes challenge as passed on by Meg from DrMegSorick, who write a great blog about writing and sharing her journey to self-publishing.

The idea is to post between 1-3 quotes a day for three days challenging a new person each day.

Here is day two, I wanted to share some of my favourite travel/ Tolkien quotes today (I may get over excited and share more than 3)

Found here

Found on alittlebookthief

This is by far my favourite book and creature.

Found here

So today’s challenge goes out to the wonderful Lynz at Lynz Real Cooking. She constantly inspires my taste buds with her recipes. She also gives some interesting insights into life in Saudi and some beautiful pictures. Maybe some food based quotes will be coming our way?

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Check out these to…..

Street Art Around the World

Books vs Kindle

Sharing over a coffee

National Blog Posting Month 2015
National Blog Posting Month 2015

What I’ve been reading October

What I’ve been reading October

Here is what i have read in October.

Magic and murder engulf the realm of Kelewan.
Fierce warlords ignite a bitter blood feud to enslave the empire of Tsuranuanni. While in the opulent Imperial courts, assassins and spy-master plot cunning and devious intrigues against the rightful heir.
Now Mara, a young, untested Ruling lady, is called upon to lead her people in a heroic struggle for survival. But first she must rally an army of rebel warriors, form a pact with the alien cho-ja, and marry the son of a hated enemy. Only then can Mara face her most dangerous foe of all–in his own impregnable stronghold.- Goodreads

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24 hour Read-a-thon

24 hour Read-a-thon

So i stumbled on this blog today, Dewey’s 24 hour readathon which is happening today.

24 hour readathon

I am gutted i can’t join in the full 24 hours, they are on hour 16 already, but i have popped round some blogs to see what is happening and lend my support.

I think i will join in and spend a few hours this evening reading to join in a little.

So i have found the intro post and will fill it in like everyone else (even though i’m late lol)

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

So i’m reading in Auckland, New Zealand.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

I’m looking forward to finishing off my current book The servant of the empire.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

I’ve not prepared so don’t any snacks, lol.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I’m a teacher who is currently working and living in New Zealand but am originally from the UK. I have lived abroad for the last 3 years, 2 in Australia.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

This is the first i’ve heard of the readathon so am excited to get started.

On with the reading, happy reading everyone.

Update: I am starting at page 615 of servant of the empire by Raymond E Feist on kindle. 

Kindle book

Update: finished servant of the empire and going to start mistress of the empire.
Of to bed now though as I’ve got work tomorrow and a very early start.

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What I’ve been Reading in September

What I’ve been Reading in September

I thought i would start updating what i’ve been reading each month here on my blog with a small review of what i thought of the book.

Previous Reading History

Before 2013 i read. No keeping lists of books i had read, i think maybe i had just signed up to Goodreads. But when i left the UK in 2013 i started tracking what i read in the back of my calendar journal. It started of really scrappily on a piece of paper and then i just wrote down the title and author. I was interested to see the next year how many paperbacks i read compared to kindle books and so it started. I have got more interested in stats and this has encouraged me to read more out of my comfort zone. So, this year, i have been trying to read more non-fiction books.

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